As the flyers in our letterboxes keep reminding us, Easter is soon upon us. Easter is chiefly about two matters for those collaborating in a mundane potential with the competition: days off and chocolate. My non-public choices with beverages tend towards the less candy, but there may constantly be room for exceptions, and Easter seems like one of these times. I assume these beverages are desserts, and they are delighted after a perfect meal passed out like a rich truffle.
- Chocolate martini
- 60ml vodka
- 30ml chocolate liqueur
- One vanilla bean
The first aspect you need to do is infuse your vodka with vanilla. You can get ready-made vanilla vodkas, but it’s as easy to do it yourself if you don’t need an entire bottle of the stuff. Just split the pod and stick it in the bottle. A large bottle will take three or four days, but if you do a small quantity (I used a 100ml bottle of Ariki Vodka), you can get a nice flavor with one bean in a few hours.
Then – in an ice-filled shaker, combine the vodka and the liqueur (I like the thick and syrupy Santa Marta for this). Shake very well till blended and pour into chilled glass.
If you are a choc-orange form of man or woman, a sprint of Cointreau makes a completely best addition.
The Brown Cow started life as a root beer glide – what we’d name a “spider” in Aotearoa. As is the manner of things, people quickly decided more excellent extra and introduced liquor, making what a kind of alcoholic milkshake is. If the sound of that doesn’t put you off, then it is suitable for you to embrace the pagan excesses of the holiday.