Pomegranate Chocolate Cocktail aka Choctail
This recipe for a pomegranate chocolate cocktail is admittedly unusual, but it’s also interesting and has both depth and bite. The name Pomegranate Choctail emerged as the one most apt for this chocolatey fruity drink.
Dom’s been drinking too many cocktails recently and in his own words has become obsessed. And now he’s trying to lead us all astray by getting us to make cocktails for Random Recipes this month. Shame on you Dom 😉 Actually, it’s good to have an excuse to make a cocktail, they are rather lush.
Pomegranate Chocolate Cocktail
Surprisingly, I don’t seem to have many cocktail recipes here on Tin and Thyme. So instead of choosing a book randomly, I entered cocktails into Eat Your Books and came up with a chocolate bramble cocktail from Adventures with Chocolate by Paul A Young. I know Dom tells us not to tinker with the recipe, but he should know by now that I’m incapable of following this instruction. In any case, I didn’t have any blackberries or Crème de Mûres. I did, however, have some pomegranate juice, or juice drink to be more precise. I didn’t even follow Paul’s exact recipe for the chocolate liquor part as it seemed rather sweet and the pomegranate drink was quite sweet enough. However, I did follow his method – more or less.
The pomegranate chocolate cocktails went down a treat. They were dark and velvety, very adult and not too sweet. If you prefer your drinks sweeter, just add a little more sugar to the chocolate liquor or use a less dark chocolate. CT was rather disappointed I’d only made enough for one each. The chocolate and red pomegranate didn’t quite layer in the way I’d hoped, but I liked the way they swirled together as they slowly mixed; I was reminded of a lava flow.
So it’s cocktails for Random Recipes over at Belleau Kitchen. Dom has upped the anti this month by offering a bottle of vodka as a prize for the best entry. 1 August 2014 – turns out it was my Pomegranate Choctail that won it. Yay!
My pomegranate chocolate cocktail also goes off to Baking with Spirit where the theme is Alcohol for Parties. This event from Janine of Cake of the Week is this month hosted by Laura of I’d Much Rather Bake Than …
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Pomegranate Chocolate Cocktail – The Recipe
Pomegranate Chocolate Cocktail
- 25 g golden caster sugar
- 40 g 80% dark chocolate + a couple of squares to serve
- 100 ml Plymouth gin
- 200 ml pomegranate juice drink
- 10 ml lemon juice
- 4 ice cubes
- Warm the sugar and chocolate in a pan with 100 ml water until the sugar has dissolved and the chocolate melted.
- Simmer for a couple of minutes, then take off the heat.
- Shake the gin, pomegranate and lemon juice together.
- Place two ice cubes in two glasses. Pour the gin concoction over the ice, then slowly pour the chocolate sauce in.
- Top with a square of chocolate.