Far be it for us to pigeonhole people, Mrs Romance and I have decided to name a few cocktails we’ve made recently after some of our close blogging friends.
This cocktail really came from the evening of chocolate alchemy Mrs Romance and Steph from LipstickAndCake.com attended recently. While creating a range of wild and wonderful chocolate bar toppings at a Wonka event, they started talking about popping candy and how much fun it was to eat.
Talk swiftly moved into more grown-up realms and they wondered if they could pair popping candy with alcohol. Wouldn’t it be fun to enjoy a delicious cocktail and experience that weird popping crackling sensation in your throat at the same time?
To keep the theme of kids’ lollies and chocolate delights going, we thought we’d create a sweeter, creamier cocktail with our new ingredient.
And here we have it:
The L.A.C choc-nutty popping candy cocktail!
Here’s what you need:
Makes about 3 small cocktails… or 1 big one!
- ½ measure Baileys
- Single measure dark crème de cacao
- ½ measure 42 Below Manuka honey vodka
- ½ measure amoretto
- 1& ½ measure pure cream
- ½ measure milk
Here’s what you do:
- Rub the rim of your glass with the lemon to wet it.
- Push the edges of the glass into the popping candy.
- Pour all the ingredients over ice into a cocktail shaker and shake well to combine.
- Pour carefully into the glass.
Tip: when you’re coating the rim of your glass, hold the glass at 45 degrees and roll it in the candy. Pushing it horizontally will crush the candy, will only garnish the top part of the glass and can also cause too much of the candy to go into the drink.
You can also make this drink with Frangelico, which would give this a more hazelnutty taste. We tried adding a ½ measure to the existing ingredients too, and it was quite nice.
This is a very tasty fun cocktail – perfect for mid-party celebrations or even as a dessert cocktail.
Super Steph has hold of the handlebars of the sister of this cocktail creation – the L.A.C Strawberries and Cream Popping Candy Cocktail – over on LipstickAndCake.com. Go check it out. It’s delicious!
What was your lolly of choice when you were growing up? Were you a pick-n-mix kinda kid or did you go for a single-sweet variety? Tell us in the comments!
For more cocktails and mixing tips, get our cocktail ebook here: How to Host the Perfect Cocktail Party.