Please Scroll On To Find Your Cocktail Kit, Along With Detailed Instructions For Serving:

 

TIP: Everyone has a different preference in regards to what is “too sweet” or “not sweet enough.” We try to strike a balance to please everyone, but if the cocktail is not to your liking, here are some options.

 

  • Not Sweet Enough: You can add a little sugar or agave syrup. This is a great option for margaritas, sangrias, etc. For margaritas, you can also try adding a bit of orange juice, pineapple juice or even grenadine if you have them on hand.

 

  • Too Sweet: Maybe the cocktail is too sweet (this Valentine’s menu is DECADENT), so if you need to decrease the sugary taste, you can add club soda – ideal for sangria, or even margaritas. Water is a great option as well. If you want to lessen the sweet taste of a chocolate or dessert drink, that is tougher to do, but can be achieved by adding more of a less sweet liquor (ie. vodka, rum, tequila) if you have that on hand.

 

Orange Chocolate Margaritas

Due to supply shortages, we were unable to get clear Creme de Cacao. Don’t worry, that won’t change the taste of your margaritas! BUT we did update the presentation of the cocktail and swapped out clear Creme de Cacao with Dark Creme de Cacao. If we pre-mixed the dark Creme de Cacao, your margarita would still taste delicious, but the color might be less than ideal.

Instead of adding the dark Creme de Cacao to your margaritas, we added it on the side in a sealed carafe. Here is how we recommend serving your orange chocolate margaritas: 

 

  1. Fill serving glasses with ice
  2. Stir carafe with pre-mixed margaritas
  3. Pour margarita mix over ice (allowing enough room to add Creme de Cacao on top)
  4. Then, take the carafe of dark Creme de Cacao and pour a splash on top of your margarita
  5. The dark liqueur will sink to the bottom, creating a “layering” affect – so your margarita should have the brown color on the bottom, and the lighter color on top.
  6. Grab your dark chocolate shavings and sprinkle them on top of your margarita
  7. Top with one dehydrated orange garnish.
  8. Sip and enjoy!

    Chocolate Cherry Sangria

    Lucky for you, this is a very simple cocktail to serve!

    1. Fill serving glasses with ice
    2. Stir chocolate cherry sangria in carafe
    3. Pour over ice
    4. Sip and Enjoy!

 


White Strawberry Sangria + Classic Red/White Sangria

 

    1. Add desired amount of fresh fruit garnish to glass
    2. Add ice cubes after adding fruit
    3. Stir white strawberry sangria in carafe
    4. Pour over ice
    5. Sip and Enjoy!

 


Chocolate Martinis

These cocktail can be served “up” as a martini or over ice. Your choice!

    1. Select your preferred glass
    2. Dip rim of glass in simple syrup to coat it (provided in clear container in your cocktail kit bag)
    3. Then, dip rim of glass in crushed chocolate cookie crumbles (provided in your cocktail kit bag)
    4. Set glass upright
    5. If serving as a martini, pour premixed chocolate martini into glass without ice (make sure to keep your cocktails chilled)
    6. If serving over ice, add ice to rimmed glass and pour chocolate martini mix over ice
    7. Garnish with shaved chocolate.
    8. Sip and Enjoy!

 


Chocolate Old Fashioned

 

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November 27, 2019

by Jocelyn J.

Are you craving something easy, yet satisfying, to make for your guests at your big social affair coming up? Imagine the perfect, crowd-pleasing drink: It has cooling mint and invigorating lemon flavors, ideal for a wedding or your annual company bash. This drink has the classic taste of Gin matched with a subtle, yet uplifting essence of fruit. Look no further, our event bartenders in DC have crafted the perfect crowd-pleasing cocktail that will leave everyone wanting more.

Inspired by the drink from South Beach, this refreshing mix of fresh mint, bubbly ginger beer and fruity elderflower syrup paired with dry Gin creates a mouthwatering sensation that you’ll definitely want at your next party. Our DC event bartenders have mastered this delectable mixed drink and are excited to share the recipe with you:

Ingredients

– 1 sprig fresh mint

– 1/2 ounce simple syrup

– 1 1/2 ounces gin

– 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur

– 1/2 ounce lemon juice

– Splash club soda

– Garnish: mint sprig

Directions:

1. Gather ingredients.

2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle all mint leaves except one sprig, together with simple syrup.

3. Add Gin, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice.

4. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.

5. Add a splash of club soda.

6. Garnish with remaining fresh mint sprig.

7. Serve up and enjoy!

Tips:

For Gin, our favorite is Bombay Dry Gin, although the recipe works with most types of premiun gin. As for the elderflower liqueur, we prefer St. Germain brand.

Regarding the lemon juice, fresh-squeezed is always best. The average lemon makes 1 3/4 ounces of juice, so you’ll plenty to make more than one drink.

When buying fresh mint, it’s best to store in a glass with the stems submerged in water. This will help keep the herb fresh in the refrigerator for longer.

 

If you enjoy this recipe, be sure to share it with your friends! To have the experts themselves make it for you, contact info@chesapeakebartenders.com to book our master mixologists for your next event in the greater DC area.