When we asked chef and pro entertainer Warren Mendes to create new drinks for Easter, he hopped to it and served us up these indulgent ‘choctails’.
Who says Easter is just for the kids? Our entertaining expert Warren Mendes makes two delicious Easter ‘choctails’ and – spoiler alert! – they’re better than Easter eggs! “My blood type is 70% dark chocolate, so Easter is one of my favourite entertaining occasions,” says Warren. “To celebrate, I’ve created two adults-only cocktails spiked with chocolate.” Read on for Warren’s recipes.
Fans of white chocolate will love Warren’s twist on a classic White Russian cocktail. “Instead of mixing the vodka and Kahlua with plain cream, I’ve made a creamy concoction of cream and melted white chocolate. It’s lusciously rich, and a sprinkling of salt flakes balances the sweetness.”
Ingredients (serves 2)
What’s the best way to enjoy a hot chocolate? Frozen, and covered in Baileys, says Warren. “My frozen hot chocolate is the perfect surprise cocktail. I turn hot chocolate into ice cubes that you simply place in a glass and top with Baileys.”
As well as having the element of surprise, this cocktail is great for a crowd. You can make the ice cubes in advance and keep yourself out of the kitchen on the day.
Ingredients (serves 4)