Sweet, smooth and a little bitter… no, we’re not talking about your ex, it’s chocolate on our minds. During Easter you’re bound to indulge in a fair bit of bunny shaped and foil wrapped goods. But just like cheese is best enjoyed with wine… chocolate needs a partner of its own. That’s why adult Easter is all about the top 10 cocktails on Chapel Street that pair perfectly with chocolate.
Zhou Zhou Bars a Night in Tokyo is almost worth travelling to Tokyo for. Made with Yamazaki Japanese Whisky, Amaro Montenegro, Maideni, agave & bitters then served over a big ol’ block of ice. It’s everything a grown-up easter cocktail ought to be. We’re drinking ours with a strawberry filled Freddo Frog, because you can’t be 100% grown up 100% of the time.
The Rufus Rumble from Rufus Bar on Greville Street is strong and sweet. Beach House spiced, Plantation 3 Star Rum, Chai spiced milk & Becharovka. Spiced and bold when partnered with dark chocolate truffles, you’d do better not to cash him outside…
Hazel’s Passion for Easter from White Oaks Saloon Bar. Made with vodka, passionfruit, hazelnut and orange & shaken into a frenzy. Full of attitude, Hazel’s Passion will mellow when paired with chocolate that is milky and sweet.
For those with classic tastes, The Ron Zacapa Old Fashioned from Less Than Zero will give you that and more. Zacapa Guatemalan rum, a sugar cube, bitters and orange over ice. The strong silent type, he’ll come out of his shell when teamed with Lindt excellence orange intense.
She’s bold, fierce and a little tart, the Pink Mistress from Electric Ladyland is exactly what you’d expect from the “other woman”. Gin, vermouth, strawberry liqueur, lemon & sugar all shaken with an egg white to produce Chapel Street’s naughtiest cocktail. Pair her with milky sweet chocolate, & keep a close eye on your man… or lady.
The Silverlake Social Bar on Chapel Street is giving us the El Bandito. Mezcal, habanero, chilli & orange bitters. A true Californian local. Carefree, full of X-factor and a touch orange… Best enjoyed with chocolate that is dark and smooth.
Don’t judge the Strawberry Swisher by it’s neon hue, this cocktail is not for the faint of heart! Speakeasy Kitchen Bar use 8 year old Bacardi rum, vermouth, strawberries and lime juice. Pair this tart number with Lindt dark chocolate & you have yourself one sweet Easter twosome.
Who said Easter cocktails need to be sweet? The Rum Negroni from Jungleboy in Windsor is anything but candy-like. Flor de Cana 7 year old Rum, Mr. Black coffee liqueur, Campari & coconut set the tone for one of Chapel Street’s top Easter cocktails. Pair this bad boy with Coconut & Goji Pana chocolate and let the long weekend move slowly by.
The Dark Knight from Katuk is dark, mysterious and stands to attention when paired with Lindt Sea Salt Caramel chocolate. Made with Glenmorangie Whisky, Amaro Averna & honey, the Dark Knight is boozy with a long honey finish.