Friday, February 17, 2012

Cocktail Wednesdays: Chocolate Lady

Chocolate Lady

Today's cocktail, The Chocolate Lady, apparently a bit of an accidental cocktail creation, which the creator says is similar to two drinks we have yet to try: the White Lady and the 20th Century.

Chocolate Lady

1 oz Gin
1 oz Triple sec
1 oz Lemon juice
1 oz Crème de Cacao

Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

I had two yellow citrus fruits to squeeze, but the trouble with that is that they were old enough that I wasn't sure what they were, since they had been there for a few weeks. You may not know, but limes ripen to have yellow peels just like lemons. They are simply sold unripe in American grocery stores for easy identification. Once they've fully ripened, the only way to tell them apart is to cut them in half. As you can see in the photo above, I had one of each. I used both and mixed them in order to have enough juice for two drinks.

The verdict: I think it was a bit heavy on the lemon/lime juice. Otherwise, pretty good. One wouldn't necessarily think gin and chocolate were a good combo, but it works.

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