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PRODUCT: Van Gogh Chocolate Vodka For Valentine’s Day

Some might say that champagne is the perfect Valentine’s Day libation. But chocolate lovers might prefer chocolate vodka or chocolate tequila.

Yes, they actually smell and taste like chocolate. At Van Gogh Vodka, distilled in The Netherlands, the vodkas are hand-crafted in small batches using a unique method invented by the distiller, all-natural ingredients, and premium grain alcohol. The grain alcohol goes through a six-week process, including multiple distillation followed by an all-natural double infusion flavoring.

Dutch Chocolate Vodka

For this clear vodka, Dutch cocoa flavors are combined with nuances of bittersweet coffee. The nose is chocolate and coffee; on the palate chocolate dominates, with nuances of caramel.

We like sipping it straight, but here are three cocktail recipes from Van Gogh. Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, shake and strain into a martini glass.

  • Chocolate Almond Kiss: 1 ounce Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka, 1 ounce hazelnut liqueur, 1 ounce cream.
  • Double Dutch Mocha: 1 ounce Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka, 1 ounce Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka (a NIBBLE favorite), 1 ounce chocolate liqueur.
  • Triple Chocolate Truffle: 2 ounces Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka, 1/2 ounce chocolate liqueur, 1/2 ounce creme de cacao, 1/2 ounce cream.
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    Chocolate-infused vodka makes for delicious sipping. Photo courtesy Van Gogh.

     

    Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka

    Unlike the Dutch Chocolate, this spirit is dark brown in color. While the distiller’s notes say this vodka is intense, we found the chocolate flavor to be much milder than Dutch Chocolate Vodka. There are charming flowery notes in the aroma and more of an alcohol taste. For mixing, it is fine; but for sipping straight, go for the more chocolaty Dutch Chocolate.

  • Milky Way Martini: 2 ounces Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka, ½ ounce Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka, 1 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps
  • S’More: 2 ounces Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka, 1/2 ounce agave nectar, 3 ounces lemon-lime soda (like 7-Up).
  • Vincent’s Swirl: 2 ounces Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka, 1 ounce Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka, splash of butterscotch schnapps; after pouring into glass, lightly swirl some chocolate syrup
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    More of our favorite Valentine cocktail recipes.

      




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