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!
1 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
1 oz. Green Créme de Menthe
1½ oz. White Créme de Cocoa
½ oz. Half & Half
Of course, DIY folks out there could skewer any tiny chocolates and see how that works, too!
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.