Hello? Is that... wait, could it be? Is Spring FINALLY here?
No more snow from here on out – fingers crossed! – Just a lovely long weekend and far, far too much chocolate...
But if chocolate eggs aren’t really your thing - or you’re simply looking to satisfy your cocoa cravings in a new, more mature way - then allow us to introduce you to our finest selection of chocolate tipples and boozy treats, perfect for long weekends of guilt-free sipping.
Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Probably… but that won’t stop us from enjoying these velvety smooth cocoa creations that are likely to go down a little too easily this Easter.
X-Gin (Chocolate Gin) - £37.75
Belgian chocolate makers Xolato have created the world’s first ever chocolate gin – and it’s just about as heavenly as you imagine it would be….
Infused with premium cocoa beans from Colombia, X-Gin is beautifully balanced, sweet, smooth and surprisingly light on the palate. Although perfect when sipped neat over ice, or mixed with a neutral tonic such as Fever Tree Mediterranean, this gin also makes for an amazing base for your Easter choc-tails – try out their Chocolate Martini!
This pretty special gin makes a superb gift, but you know what they say when it comes to chocolate: one for me, one for you...
Dark Matter Chocolate Orange Liqueur - £18.95
Gone are the days where chocolate orange cravings are only satified by a gent named Terry. This is a combo that is loved by many... but sipped by few. Dark Matter's adult-friendly combo of seville orange and rich dark chocolate will make a wickedly delightful addition to your spirits cupboard this Easter.
Serve on the rocks to taste the liqueur in all it's glory, or lengthen it with a ginger beer and a wedge of lime.
Mozart Chocolate Liqueur (Dark, Belgium, White) - £13.95
Compose yourself. This one’s very, very chocolatey...
A perfect present for any Easter lover, Mozart Chocolate Cream Liqueur is a unique Austrian speciality that Consists of three luxurious flavours - White, Belgian and Dark Chocolate.
Mozart only uses gourmet chocolate ingredients to create a wonderfully syrupy, well-rounded cream liqueur, which adds a touch of sweetness to the day and makes special evenings extra-unforgettable.
Sweet Toothed Tipples
If chocolate isn’t your thing – if so, why not? – then don’t panic, we’ve still got you covered for the long weekend. These sweet treats are exceptionally smooth and utterly delicious, and will likely have you saying “is there alcohol in this?”
Word of warning: There is.
Absolut Vanilla Vodka - £18.45
Absolut Vanilia is made exclusively from natural ingredients, and unlike some other flavoured vodkas, it doesn’t contain any added sugar.
A rich, robust and complex vodka, with a distinct character of vanilla, notes of butterscotch and hints of dark chocolate, Absolut Vanilia was introduced in 2003. Instead of the usual three or four times, Absolut vodka is distilled an infinite number of times. Absolut Vanilia is made the same way, just with added vanilla.
If you love vanilla, Absolut Vanilia is perfectly enjoyable neat. But it also blends well with a lot of other flavours, especially in an espresso martini – Absolut-ly delicious
Using only the freshest, silky smooth cream from Harrogate's happiest cows, Carthy & Black have managed to create some of the finest cream liqueurs that we've ever tasted. In particular, Carthy & Black Yorkshire Lemon Gin Cream Liqueur - which we just can’t seem to get enough of!
Smooth and creamy, this tipple combines Harrogate’s award-winning Slingsby Gin with succulent lemons for a sharp, silky, smooth, moreish taste. Amazing.
Brilliant when drunk straight, or in a range of creamy chock-tails!
Liquid Intellect Pina Colada Punch - £28.95
If spirits aren't your thing and you're looking for something you can just pour and sip, look no further than Liquid Intellect's range of prebatched cocktails. Our personal favourite is their Piña Colada Punch, which combines Cuman Rum, chargrilled pineapple and toasted coconut.
Liquid Intellect's othe rflavours include Cookie Dough Old Fashioned, Banana Bread Manhattan and Doughnut Negroni - and yes they're as good as they sound! Each bottle contains 8 servings.. but it's your choice if you want to share..
With all of this choco-booze, your Easter is sure to be egg-cellent! (sorry couldn't resist)
Better hop to it!