What better way to kick off A Handmade Christmas than to introduce you to a new favourite of mine – chocolate vodka. Smooth chocolate and cream with a vodka kick. It’s Baileys less sophisticated, but more chocolatey cousin. Enjoy over ice, mixed into a chocolate martini, or stirred into hot chocolate.
The best thing about it – it takes less than 15 minutes to whip up, and uses only 3 ingredients. What’s not to love, right? You could literally be in the mood for it when you walk in the door tonight, and have it in your hand by the time dinner’s ready. A little bit of chocolatey love, just in time for the holidays.
And because I think this would make a great little gift for almost anyone on your list, I’ve created a free pair of downloadable gift tags. Just my way of saying thank you. All you need to do is download them, print them onto printable sticker paper (the kind you can peel the back off of), stick on a sweet little bottle, and you have yourself one very easy, very-giftable gift.
Hooray for handmade! Keen to get stuck into more Christmas goodness? Try these gingerbread pancakes. A winner for those December mornings.
Make your own delicious chocolate vodka
You will need (enough for a small, gift-able bottle)
2/3 cup (200ml) cream
1 cup (150g) chocolate – I used 100g milk, 50g dark chocolate
1. Melt the chocolate together with the cream in a pan over a medium heat. Stir constantly.
2. Once the chocolate has melted, turn off the hear and stir in the vodka.
3. Bottle your delicious liquor in a bottle, using a funnel to make sure you don’t get chocolate vodka all over your counters. Store in the fridge.