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King Alphonse and Angel’s Tip

Angel's Tip After Dinner Cocktail - cocktail cousin to King Alphonse {www.intoxicologist.net}

Angel’s Tip After Dinner Cocktail – cocktail cousin to King Alphonse

King Alphonse and Angel’s Tip are interesting cocktails. These drinks are classified as after dinner drinks. Each drink also has several minor recipe variations. Don’t just save these drinks for after dinner, though. They make great conversation starters and delicious dessert drinks. These layered drinks are also fun to make. So round up the ingredients and try your hand at cocktail layering techniques with someone special. It will definitely make date night fun!

Happy layering and sipping!

King Alphonse Drink Recipe Variations

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King Alphonse – King Alfonse After Dinner Cocktail

King Alphonse

1 ounce Dark Crème de Cacao

1 ounce Lightly Whipped Unsweetened Heavy Cream

Place dark crème de cacao in bottom of pousse café glass or cordial glass. Lightly whip cream with whisk. Carefully layer cream over the top of cream de cacao by slowly pouring it over the back of a bar spoon. This version of the King Alphonse becomes an Angel’s Tip once cherry garnish is placed on top.

Other variations change the spelling to King Alfonse, vary the measurements and swap out crème de cacao for coffee liqueur.

King Alfonse

1-1/2 ounce Dark Crème de Cacao

1 ounce Heavy Cream

Place dark crème de cacao in bottom of pousse café glass or cordial glass. Carefully layer heavy cream over the top by slowly pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.

King Alphonse 2

2-1/2 ounces Coffee Liqueur

1/2 ounce Heavy Cream

Place dark coffee liqueur in bottom of pousse café glass or cordial glass. Carefully layer heavy cream over the top by slowly pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.

Angel’s Tip Drink Recipe Variations

I have seen Angel’s Tip referred to by many as an Angel’s Tit. The Old Mr. Boston cocktail recipe book lists this recipe as an Angel’s Tip. This recipe is the close cousin drink to the first recipe listed in this post.

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Angel’s Tip After Dinner Cocktail

Angel’s Tip

1 ounce Dark Crème de Cacao

1 ounce Heavy Cream

Cherry Garnish

Place dark crème de cacao in bottom of pousse cafe or cordial glass. Carefully layer heavy cream over the top by slowly pouring over the back of a bar spoon. Garnish with skewered cherry placed over the top of the drink.

Reduce the amounts to 1/2 ounce each in this after dinner drink and you will keep this dessert style drink to 98 calories. Have your dessert and sip it too!

This is where the Angel’s Tip recipes and names get a little more fun and interesting! This is the Angel’s Tit cocktail that is often confused with the recipe above.

Angel’s Tit

1/4 ounce White Crème de Cacao – chilled

1/4 ounce Cherry Liqueur – chilled

1/4 ounce Half & Half – chilled

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Place chilled cream de cacao in shot or cordial glass. Carefully layer cherry liqueur on top of cream de cacao by slowly pouring it over the back of a bar spoon. Finish by layering half and half over the top in the same manner. Top with skewered cherry placed over the top.

Old Mr. Boston also has another lovely angel cocktail called the Angel’s Kiss. The book does not specify dark or white crème de cacao. I have seen both in researching this recipe. Since this is the bottom layer with darker layer just above it, white crème de cacao might be nice for visual appeal.

Angel’s Kiss

1/4 ounce Cream de Cacao – chilled

1/4 ounce Crème Yvette – chilled

1/4 ounce Brandy – chilled

1/4 ounce Sweet Cream – chilled

Place crème de cacao in bottom of pousse café or cordial glass. Carefully layer Crème Yvette on top by slowly pouring it over the back of a bar spoon on top of first layer. Layer brandy on top of Crème Yvette in same manner. Finish by layering sweet cream on top of brandy.

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Be My Naughty Valentine

Forget the chocolates. Add a little fun to Valentine's Day by exchanging Naughty Valentine Cocktails

Forget the chocolates. Add a little fun to Valentine’s Day by exchanging Naughty Valentine Cocktails

Those of you who read here often already know Valentine’s Day is not my favorite holiday. It shouldn’t really be a once a year holiday in my opinion. It feels too manufactured. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if love, sex and romance were part of everyone’s every day rather than a circled date on the calendar? Don’t wait until February 14, an anniversary or your significant other’s birthday to turn up the heat. Get playful, be naughty and have fun starting right now!

Naughty Valentine Cocktail Recipes

Afternoon Delight - Naughty Valentine Cocktail 2 ounces Vanilla Vodka 1 ounce White Chocolate Liqueur 1 ounce Cointreau Maraschino Cherry Garnish Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

2 ounces Vanilla Vodka

1 ounce White Chocolate Liqueur

1 ounce Cointreau

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Climax

1/2 ounce Vodka

1/2 ounce Amaretto Liqueur

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

1/2 ounce White Crème de Cacao

1/2 ounce Crème de Banana

1 ounce Half & Half

Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Slippery Nipple Layered Naughty Valentine Shot

Slippery Nipple Layered Shot

Slippery Nipple

1/2 ounce Coffee Liqueur or Sambuca

1/2 ounce Irish Cream Liqueur

1/2 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps

Layer liqueurs and schnapps in shot glass in order given.

Leg Spreader

1-1/2 ounces Coconut Rum

1-1/2 ounces Melon Liqueur

6 ounces Pineapple Juice

1/2 ounce Sprite

Place ice in Hurricane glass. Add liqueur, rum and juice. Stir. Top with Sprite. Stir.

Purple Penis

2 ounces Vodka

1-1/2 ounce Blue Curacao

1-1/2 ounce Raspberry Liqueur

2 ounces Cranberry Juice

1 ounce Lemon Juice

1 ounce Simple Syrup

Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled Collins glass.

Bald Pussy

1/2 ounce Vodka

1/2 ounce Lime Vodka

3/4 ounce Melon Liqueur

3/4 ounce Blueberry Schnapps

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

1/4 ounce Lime Juice

1/4 ounce Sprite

Fill Collins glass with ice. Add ingredients in order given. Stir.

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P.S. I Love You Cocktail

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe is a decadently rich cocktail. It is a dessert lover’s dream come true. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe is a decadently rich cocktail. It is a dessert lover’s dream come true. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

This decadently rich and creamy cocktail is a dessert lover’s dream come true. P.S. I Love You is deeply warming with its combination Irish cream and nutty sweet flavor. Irish cream and amaretto flavors shine through as primary.

I found P.S. I Love you just a tad bit too sweet for my taste. Easing back on the sweetness factor could be an easy fix for those who still want to give it a whirl. Lower the Irish Cream and amaretto to 1/2 ounce each for a little less sweetness. Carolans Irish Cream could also be substituted for Bailey’s Irish Cream. Carolans is a little less sweet. I also find it to be a little less thick than Bailey’s. These minor tweaks could bring the P.S. I Love You cocktail into the “love you forever” range.

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe contains Irish Cream, Amaretto, Gold Rum, Coffee Liqueur and Heavy Whipping Cream with Grated Chocolate Garnish {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe contains Irish Cream, Amaretto, Gold Rum, Coffee Liqueur and Heavy Whipping Cream with Grated Chocolate Garnish {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

P.S. I Love You is an excellent creamy cocktail to serve for festive holiday gatherings, girls night out parties, as an after dinner dessert style cocktail or just make when you feel a little indulgent. Let’s not forget Valentine’s Day for obvious “I Love You” reasons.

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe is a decadently rich cocktail. It is a dessert lover’s dream come true. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

P.S. I Love You Cocktail

3/4 ounce Irish Cream

3/4 ounce Amaretto Liqueur

1/2 ounce Gold Rum

1/2 ounce Coffee Liqueur

3/4 ounce Heavy Whipping Cream

Grated Chocolate Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grated chocolate on top.

The P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe is deeply warming with its combination Irish cream and nutty sweet flavor. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

The P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe is deeply warming with its combination Irish cream and nutty sweet flavor. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

I used Bailey’s Irish Cream, DonQ Rum, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur and Hiland Dairy brands while sampling this cocktail recipe. Use the brands of your choice when duplicating this recipe at home. The recipe should taste similar, but not precisely the same due to variations in brand formulations.

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Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail

Devil's Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail could easily skip the crushed cookie chocoloate rim for easier serve, less mess. Skip garnish all together or garnish with cookie on the side or candy kiss speared on cocktail pick. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail could easily skip the crushed cookie chocoloate rim for easier serve, less mess. Skip garnish all together or garnish with cookie on the side or candy kiss speared on cocktail pick. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake is a most appropriate bakery treat for Halloween party season. It is dark, decadent and devilishly delicious. But in my opinion, the cake is the bones of the treat. So in this case, the cake is the cocktail. The heart of what I like about dessert.

Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail uses flavor inspiration from the cake and whips up a little liquid magic. It is sweet and scrumptious like the dark and delicious chocolate cake. But this Devil’s treat takes minimal preparation time and no time wasted waiting on the oven to preheat. Pour, shake and enjoy. That’s no trick. Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail is pure treat.

Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail Recipe

Devil's Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail: Chocolate and Vanilla Vodka, Hazelnut and Coffee Liqueur, Creme de Cacao and crushed chocolate cookie garnish. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail: Chocolate and Vanilla Vodka, Hazelnut and Coffee Liqueur, Creme de Cacao and crushed chocolate cookie garnish. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

1 ounce Three Olives Chocolate Vodka

1/2 ounce Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka

1 ounce Bols Brown Crème de Cacao

1/2 ounce Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur

1/4 ounce Kahlua Especial Coffee Liqueur

Crushed Oreo Cookies Garnish

Crush cookies and cream cookies to fine texture. Lightly moisten outside rim of cocktail glass with hazelnut or coffee liqueur. Dip rim in crushed cookies. Set cocktail glass aside. Place vodkas, crème de cacao and liqueurs in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into prepared glass.

Creamy Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail Variation

Take the Devil's Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail on into the winter holiday season by adding heavy whipping cream to the recipe for a white creamy cocktail version. Serve martini style or opt for on the rocks serve with cacao nib garnish. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Take the Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail on into the winter holiday season by adding heavy whipping cream to the recipe for a white creamy cocktail version. Serve martini style or opt for on the rocks serve with cacao nib garnish. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Make this Devil may care cocktail work for you during the entire winter holiday season. Add 1 ounce Heavy Whipping Cream to the recipe above. Shake with ice along with the vodkas, crème de cacao and liqueurs. Strain into a chilled martini glass (crushed cookie rim optional) or strain into rocks glass over ice. Garnish with sprinkle of cacao nibs for a little bitter chocolate bite to the sweetened cocktail.

The creamy white texture and snowball color pair perfectly with wintry holidays. This variation of the Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail makes a great holiday party cocktail. It could also be garnished with a mint leave rather than cacao nibs to add a hint of festive green!

Add heavy whipping cream to the Devil's Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail and serve martini style or on the rocks variation and creamier cocktail. Garnish with cacao nibs. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Add heavy whipping cream to the Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail and serve martini style or on the rocks variation and creamier cocktail. Garnish with cacao nibs. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

I used Three Olives Vodka, Smirnoff Vodka, Bols Liqueur, Frangelico, Kahlua, Oreo Cookie and Hiland Dairy brands while creating this cocktail. Use the brands you have on hand and are the most comfortable using when recreating this recipe at home. The taste results should be close to the same.

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Avion Espresso Liqueur Peanut Crème Espresso Cocktail

Avion Espresso Liqueur 010 - Avion Espresso has deep espresso flavor, light sweetness rather than cloying sweetness and clean dry finish that hint at its silver tequila roots. 70 proof / 35% ABV –Retails for approximately $24.99 for 750ml bottle. Enjoy chilled to sip or shoot as a shot, on the rocks or included in favorite cocktails. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Avion Espresso Liqueur – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Avion Espresso Liqueur has deep espresso flavor, light sweetness rather than cloying sweetness and a clean dry finish that hints at its silver tequila roots. 70 proof / 35% ABV – Retails for approximately $24.99 for 750ml bottle. Enjoy chilled to sip or shoot as a shot, on the rocks or included in favorite cocktails.

Avion Espresso Liqueur - Avion Tequila 024 Avion Espresso Liqueur taster shot with wooden bottle cap along side. - Avion Espresso has deep espresso flavor, light sweetness rather than cloying sweetness and clean dry finish that hint at its silver tequila roots. 70 proof / 35% ABV –Retails for approximately $24.99 for 750ml bottle. Enjoy chilled to sip or shoot as a shot, on the rocks or included in favorite cocktails. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Use Avion Espresso Liqueur in the same capacity you would regular coffee liqueur. You will notice a bit of tequila in the finish. But I also think that adds a touch of something flavorful to cocktails if you are willing to experiment a little. Think of using Avion Espresso Liqueur in place of coffee liqueur in your next White Russian. Avion Tequila even suggests mixing 1 part Avion Espresso liqueur with 1 part Irish Whiskey in a rocks glass over fresh ice. Stir and sip. If you like that, think about adding a little half and half with a bit of Irish cream. Shake it up and serve on the rocks or in a cocktail glass for a creamy espresso cocktail with bit of Irish kick.

Avion Espresso Liqueur Peanut Crème Espresso Cocktail Recipe

Peanut Creme Espresso - Avion Espresso Liqueur 074 is a peanut creme influenced Espresso Martini that happens to include a tequila espresso liqueur in place of the usual coffee liqueur. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Peanut Crème Espresso is a peanut crème influenced Espresso Martini that happens to include tequila espresso liqueur in place of the usual coffee liqueur. – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Peanut Crème Espresso – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

1 ounce Avion Espresso Liqueur

3/4 ounce Castries Peanut Rum Crème

1/2 ounce Carolans Irish Cream

1 ounce Half and Half

Williams-Sonoma Milk Chocolate Shaved Chocolate

Place liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill thoroughly. Strain into chilled cocktail glass or coupe. Garnish with shaved chocolate.

Use any chocolate you prefer for garnish. Grated chocolate chips or grated chocolate candy bar would both work rather nicely. I used what I had on hand in the cabinet. You should too! - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Use any chocolate you prefer for garnish. Grated chocolate chips or grated chocolate candy bar would both work rather nicely. I used what I had on hand in the cabinet. You should too! – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

There is a nice balance of peanut and espresso flavor with barely there hint of tequila in the finish. If you prefer just a hint more peanut flavor, add a tiny amount more peanut rum crème. Use any chocolate you prefer for garnish. Grated chocolate chips or grated chocolate candy bar would both work rather nicely. I used what I had on hand in the cabinet. You should too!

Avion Espresso Liqueur and Peanut Crème Espresso Stock Photography Availability

Avion Espresso Liqueur - Avion Tequila 014 Top shot of bottle Cap - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Avion Espresso Liqueur – Avion Tequila 014 Top shot of bottle Cap – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

There are seventeen Avion Espresso Liqueur bottle and tasting shot images available in the stock photography gallery including the photos chosen for this post. There are an additional twelve Avion Tequila Silver bottle and tasting shot images from a previous review.

Peanut Crème Espresso - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Peanut Crème Espresso – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

There are ten Peanut Crème Espresso cocktail images available with varying angles of the cocktail including top shots of the shaved chocolate garnish.

All images are available for immediate download for commercial and personal use, priced affordably in a variety of resolution sizes.

Avion Espresso Liqueur - Avion Tequila 020 Avion Espresso Liqueur taster shot with wooden bottle cap along side. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Avion Espresso Liqueur – Avion Tequila 020 Avion Espresso Liqueur taster shot with wooden bottle cap along side. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

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