Friday, February 27, 2009

Cholive Chocolate Cocktail Garnish

Found this on DrinkoftheWeek.com: The Cholive Chocolate Cocktail Garnish.

Does your cocktail need some chocolate? A Cholive could be just what you’re looking for.

Cholive = chocolate + olive … get it? Don’t worry, they are not actually chocolate-covered olives.

They are olive-shaped chocolate truffles. Skewer them and you have a delicious cocktail garnish.

Here’s one recipe that sounds like a good use of chocolate!

Dirty Grasshopper
1 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
1 oz. Green Créme de Menthe
1½ oz. White Créme de Cocoa
½ oz. Half & Half

Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into an old-fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with a skewered Cholive.

Of course, DIY folks out there could skewer any tiny chocolates and see how that works, too!

Photo and recipe courtesy of The Cholive Company (via Liqurious)

The cholive is shaped like an olive and made with Vermont whole cream ganache inside a 55% dark chocolate shell. Great for flavored martinis, cream based drinks, specialty coffee drinks and wine. I'm thinking a great Cabernet or Merlot. They come in jars, tins and bulk.

For other Cholive Ideas.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The concept of a cholive is intriguing.This could be e great snack for a chocolate type of Pizza

ISOcampus.com ISO 22000 said...

Looks really tempting to taste! I'll make sure to buy some later. Thanks!