Chocolate makes everything so much better, is’nt it. What you are about to read is a real life scenario of words often confused…. . Chocolate Liquor, chocolate liqueur and liqueur chocolate. Everything is oh so chocolatey. Chocolate liquor and chocolate liqueur are often used interchangeably. But what exactly are we referring to?
This is basically a primary by product of processing cocoa beans. Chocolate Liquor is solid or semi solid form of pure cocoa mass. The constituents are 53-54 percent of cocoa butter, 17 percent carbs, 11 percent protein and 6 percent tannins. It’s composed of a combination of cocoa solids and cocoa butter, typically at a 50:50 ratio.
After through washing, for extraction the cocoa beans are ground into this semi solid paste called unsweetened chocolate or cocoa mass. The liquor is either separated into cocoa solids and cocoa butter, or cooled and molded into blocks of raw chocolate. The name liquor is used not in the sense of a distilled, alcoholic substance, but rather the older meaning of the word, meaning ‘liquid’ or ‘fluid’.
Moving on to the second one, chocolate liqueur. It is a beverage made from an base liquor like whiskey or vodka to which chocolate is added. Some chocolate liqueurs contain dark chocolate and others are made with milk chocolate or white chocolate.
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#Repost @moodymixologist (@get_repost) ・・・ F r e n c h V e l v e t . I came across the Flying Frenchman cocktail on @diffordsguide a while back and I knew I’d love it. The Flying Frenchman is an Espresso Martini with absinthe instead of vodka, so it’s both potent and delicious (if you like absinthe, that is). Coffee and anise are a great combination, but chocolate and anise are even better, so I added a half ounce of rich, dark chocolatey Bouvery CV. This velvety smooth drink is boozy, sweet, and caffeinated – the perfect Friday cocktail! 🍸 . 1 oz absinthe (@oregonspiritdistillers) 1 oz coffee liqueur (@moketoespresso) 1 oz espresso, cooled .5 oz @bouverycv chocolate liqueur . Add all ingredients with ice to a shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a star anise. . . . . . #cocktail #coctel #craftcocktail #mixology #drinks #drinkstagram #happyhour #booze #imbibe #cocktailporn #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #homebar #instadrinks #cocktailtime #beveragephotography #garnishgame #drinkoftheday #cocktailhour #mixologist #drinksphotography #glassware #itsfiveoclocksomewhere #absinthe #espressomartini #espresso #bouverycv #chocolateliqueur
Turns out that you can have your chocolate and drink it too. A whisky rich in chocolate essence, what better could life be. It tastes just as good in liquid form, so instead of reaching for that box of truffles, why not enjoy a glass of chocolate liqueur. This is indeed the best friend for that post dinner sweet tooth craving. Here is a list of five best graded chocolate liqueurs.
- Godiva Dark /White Chocolate Liqueur
- Bottega Nero Cioccolato Gianduia
- Baileys Chocolate Cherry
- Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa
- Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur
This bite sized goodness I would say creativity’s gift to the world of taste. Imagine handing out boozy chocolates as gifts makes everything so much better.With new techniques and palate for trying something new. World’s finest chocolatiers are already offering us chocolates and alcohol.
Here are the world’s finest
- Prestat’s London Gin Truffles.
- Vosges’s Mash Bill Truffle Collection.
- François Payard’s Vanilla Rum Truffles
- Jacques Torres’s Champagne Truffles
- Xocolatti’s Sake Truffles
Well they say life happens but chocolate helps! May chocolates help you through quarantine<3