Thanksgiving has come and gone, December has arrived, and the new year is officially on its way! I’m sharing the most delicious chocolate cocktail, if you’re looking for a sweeter alternative to the winter chill cocktail! My mom and I may (or may not) have perfected the recipe Thanksgiving night (and finished off a bottle of Godiva chocolate liqueur in the process). This delicious dessert is the perfect after-dinner cocktail and is sure to get you (and your guests) in the holiday spirit. It is super easy to make, presents beautifully, and has something that everyone will enjoy!
Godiva and Bailey’s Chocolate Cocktail
- 3oz – Godiva Chocolate Liqueur (I prefer the milk chocolate variety)
- 2oz – Vanilla Vodka (I use Smirnoff but you could use your favorite brand of flavored vodka.)
- 2oz – Bailey’s Irish Cream
- Chocolate Syrup / Chocolate Sauce (I think a thicker sauce works better for decorating a glass, but if you have chocolate syrup on hand, use that!)
- Decorate cocktail glasses with chocolate syrup. I found the easiest way to do this was to use a small ziplock bag, cut the corner off and use it the way you would use a piping bag. Put glasses in the freezer to set the chocolate while you make the cocktail.
- Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add Godiva, vanilla vodka, and Baileys. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Strain and pour into chilled glass.
Non-Alcoholic Godiva Chocolate Beverage Option
For those of you who might want a more kid-friendly beverage option to add to your holiday party, I’m going to do a little #TBT and remind you about the hot chocolate reindeer that I made with kids during our holiday Mom’s Night Out at Jubilee Park and Community Center two years ago as part of my JLD placement!
You can make your own hot chocolate mix, or you can use your favorite pre-made hot chocolate blend. (Godiva has one!) You just need some marshmallows and basic graft supplies to finish off these adorable hot chocolate reindeer! If you want to offer them as a party favor, you could include a mini bottle of Bailey’s!