Nashville Hot Hot Chocolate

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Fall has officially begun and the cold weather has us missing the summer months, but the best part of cold weather is warm drinks.

Introducing the Nashville Hot Hot Chocolate. Featuring some of our Local Favorites, Olive and Sinclair’s Cinnamon Chili Chocolate, Davidson Reserve Rye, and Whisper Creek Sipping Cream with a little bit of cinnamon this is sure to warm you up on the cold nights ahead.

equipment:

2 quart Sauce Pot

Coffee Cup

Mixer

ingredients:

2 oz Davidson Reserve Rye
Olive and Sinclair Aztec Chocolate
4 oz Whisper Creek

Heavy Whipping Cream
Whole Milk Cinnamon Stick for Garnish

method:

Melt Chocolate in Whole Milk until light simmer. Blend Heavy Whipping Cream with Whisper Creek until soft peaks form. Pour Davidson Reserve into Coffee Cup. Top with Hot Chocolate. Give a quick stir. Top with Whisper Creek whipped cream. Garnish with a little cinnamon and chocolate shavings.

Whack n' Unwrap

Gin. It's just so misunderstood. 

People often think of gin as the 'christmas tree' booze, but what they may not realize is how books are on the shelf of the gin library. From London Dry Gin to Genever to Botanical Gin, each one is essentially unique from the next. 

That has never been more true than with Damrak Gin. Though it does contain some of the typical juniper flavor (it is a gin, after all), what really stands out are the bright citrus flavors. An unmistakable orange flavor is predominant on the palate, making it quite the 'gateway' gin.

So when it came time to play with cocktails, it seemed only natural to pair the orange flavor of Damrak Gin with what else but chocolate. Yes, chocolate. Orange and chocolate are a match made in heaven and this cocktail is good enough to have a halo all on its own.

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
strainer
cocktail glass

ingredients:

2 oz Damrak Gin
.5 oz Collins Cordials Cocoa Dark
.5 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 dash Scrappy's Chocolate Bitters
orange peel for garnish


method:

Add the Damrak Gin, cocoa liqueur, orange juice and bitters to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake for about 10 seconds to chill before straining into a pre-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with twist of orange.