Raspberry Kiss

Day two of the rich and desserty cocktails. This tastes like a chocolate candy with raspberry filling! Well, in their liquid state.

0.5 oz Raspberry Liqueur
0.5 oz Creme de Cacao
0.5 oz Irish Cream
1.0 oz Cream or Half-n-half

Ice into shaker. Ingredients into shaker. Shake. Strain. Pour. Drink. Enjoy


We at the lair have decided to give some very dessert-like drinks a go over the feels-like-winter, but-not-quite-winter season. The Mudslide showed up on my search and gave me an opportunity to finally open the bottle of Carolans Irish Cream I have. This was a good start to trying creams of the Irish variety!

2 oz Chocolate Liqueur
2 oz Coffee Liqueur
2 oz Irish Cream

Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add ingredients. Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Drink. Lick the cocktail glass clean!

Very Merry Bourbon Alexander

A sweet and creamy winter cocktail.

1 oz bourbon
1 oz crème de cacao
1 oz half and half
One egg white (I didn’t do the egg white and it was still pretty creamy)
Dash of simple syrup
Dash of salt

Add ingredients to a shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, strain into a cocktail glass. “Garnish with nutmeg, cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.” (Okay, so they lost me after cocktail glass)…

Source: www.townandcountrymag.com

DeKuyper Creme De Cacao

Dessert. Chocolate. Alcohol.

Chocolate. Alcohol. Dessert.

I was intrigued at the idea of a number of dessert cocktails. Mudslides and Grasshoppers, and Alexanders, oh my!

Creme de Cacao (labeled on my bottle as Creme de Cocoa) is a chocolate liqueur available in a clear version or a brown version. It smells like chocolate. It tastes like chocolate. The alcohol is very subdued, no doubt due to the sugar content. Did I mention it is sweet? Very sweet? A little goes a long way.

Honestly, it hasn’t gotten too much use so far. With winter coming, it may get more use.

Proof: 48 (24% ABV)

Paid: $10

Buy again: Yes (but not very often)