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Chocolate and blackberry bourbon cocktail with a cream float and chocolate shavings
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Chocolate and Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail

This Chocolate and Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail is sublime. The bourbon and blackberries downplay the inherent sweetness of chocolate to create a well rounded and mellow libation. Enjoy it right through winter.
The recipe for the blackberry syrup makes approx 125 ml - enough for around 8 drinks
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: American, Worldwide
Keyword: blackberry, blackberry cocktail, bourbon, bourbon cocktail, chocolate cocktail, chocolate liqueur, christmas cocktial
Servings: 1
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Jane Saunders

Ingredients

For the Blackberry Syrup

  • 200 g Blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 Cinnamon stick 2 inch
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 3 tbsp Caster sugar

For the Chocolate and Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail

  • 30 ml Bourbon
  • 15 ml Dark chocolate liqueur (e.g Mozart) or Creme de Cacao
  • 15 ml Blackberry syrup

Optional Garnish

  • 30 ml Double cream
  • 1/4 tsp Flaked chocolate
  • Fresh blackberries

Instructions

Make the Blackberry Syrup

  • Put all ingredients into a saucepan and cook over a moderate heat until the sugar has dissolved and the fruit turns soft
  • Take off the heat and leave to infuse for 30 minutes
  • Remove the cinnamon stick & discard, then break the fruit down using the back of a wooden spoon
  • Strain the liquid and fruit through a fine-meshed sieve, pushing down using the back of a spoon. Discard the pulp
  • Store in a sealable jar in the fridge until required

Make the Cocktail

  • Put the bourbon, syrup and chocolate liqueur into a cocktail mixing glass (or a jug) with a handful of ice. Stir with a bar spoon or blunt knife for 45 seconds to ensure everything is well mixed and chilled
  • Strain into a cocktail glass
  • Serve either with a few fresh blackberries on a cocktail pick or add a float of cream (see notes) and scatter the grated chocolate on top

Notes

How to float cream: Give the cream a quick beat with a mini hand held whick - 20-30 seconds should add a few bubbles to the cream without it thickening. Hold a dessert spoon over the top of the drink (almost touching it) with the rounded side facing upwards *Slowly pour the cream onto the upturned spoon. It will spread out over the top of the drink *Stop pouring when the entire drink is covered and the cream is approx 3mm deep

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 16mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg