Chocolate and cocktails rank amongst my all time top five favourite things, I am beyond excited that several restaurants have concocted special edition ‘choctails’ this Easter – imagine molten layers of chocolate combined with generous servings of alcohol, I would opt for these calorific concoctions over an Easter egg any day! Then again, some of these cocktails are decadently served in chocolate eggs, proving you can have your egg and eat it to.
To satisfy your chocolate cravings I have rounded up a short –list – strictly for grown ups of the best Easter choctails:
Where: The Botanist Broadgate Circle, The Botanist Sloane Square, One Canada Square
Try the: Easter Choctails – a luxurious collection of three boozy, dessert-inspired, deliciously adult drinks: tangy Raspberry Brûlée, a creamy Tiramisu and sinful Passion fruit and Vanilla Martini, served up in melt-in-the-mouth, hollow chocolate Easter eggs – a great way of getting your Easter egg game on.
Available from Friday 25th March – Monday 28th March, cost £10 for all three. www.etmgroup.co.uk
Where: The Fir Room at Piquet
Try the: Bunny Alexander: velvety smooth chocolate cream with Grand Marnier orange liqueur, orange syrup and Crème de Cacao. Garnished with a charming dark chocolate orange truffle, 70% cocoa chocolate ring and sprinkled with candied orange peel.
Available from Monday 21st March – Sunday 3rd April, cost £10.50. piquet-restaurant.co.uk
Where: Balans Soho Society
Try the: Poisoned Hot Chocolate an indulgent mix of: a double measure of Amaretto, Cointreau or Baileys, topped with liqueur soaked marshmallows and shavings of 70% dark chocolate.
Available from Monday 21st March – 3rd April, cost £8.50. www.balans.co.uk
Where: Heddon Street Kitchen
Try the: Honey Bunny: Bacardi Carta Blanca and Orange Curacao, Mozart White Chocolate Liqueur and a dash of chocolate bitters. Topped with egg yolk foam and sticky chocolate orange rim.
Available from Friday 25th March – Monday 28th March, cost £9. www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com
Where: Bread Street Kitchen
Try the: Boisterous Bunny, a potent caffeine fuelled cocktail: vodka, coffee liqueur, salted caramel, espresso and chocolate bitters, served into a temptingly large chocolate egg.
Available from Friday 25th March -Monday 28thMarch, cost £12, if you book online for Easter/Bank Holiday Monday they will throw in a FREE Boisterous Bunny. www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com