One last cocktail in honor of Valentine’s Day. This is almost an adult milkshake, but perhaps that makes it even more perfect for the occasion. You will find the original recipe HERE.
Ingredients for rim: 10 pistachios (shelled and crushed), 1 oz chocolate (milk or dark) grated, 1 oz. vanilla extract
Ingredients for cocktail: 1 oz. cream of coconut, 2 oz. half-and-half, 1 oz. light rum, ½ oz. white chocolate liqueur, 1 scoop vanilla ice cream.
Directions for rim: Prepare the pistachios and chocolate. I grated the chocolate as finely as possible. To crush the pistachios, I used the back of a spoon to crush them on a plate. Mix the pistachios and chocolate together. Dip the edge of a cocktail glass with vanilla extra and coat with the pistachio/chocolate mixture.
Directions for drink: Put the cream of coconut, half-and-half, rum, and white chocolate liqueur into a cocktail shaker. BEFORE shaking, put a scoop of ice cream into the prepared cocktail glass. Add ice to the shaker, shake and strain over the ice cream. Sprinkle a small amount of the remaining pistachio and chocolate mixture in the center of the drink.
The combination of liquor is good, but it is not really unique. Pouring that on top of ice cream changes the game a little. It’s the pistachios and chocolate that really make this special. Alternately, you could try this with vodka or vanilla vodka instead of the rum. A little bit of light crème de cacao would punch up the chocolate factor. Any of those would be good to try someday…and, if I do, I will post an update here. The evening that I tried this, I opted to scoop out another serving of ice cream (sans liquor) and put the remaining pistachio and chocolate mix on top for my evening treat – it was DEEElicious!