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King Alphonse and Angel’s Tip

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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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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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Crème de Menthe Chocolate Mint Cookie Cocktail

Chocolate Mint Cookie Cocktail 040 with Creme de Menthe Liqueur, Cake Vodka, Chocolate Vodka, Creme de Cacao, Half & Half with crushed Oreo cookie rim, chocolate swirl and mint leaf garnish. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Chocolate Mint Cookie Cocktail with Crème de Menthe, Cake Vodka, Chocolate Vodka, Crème de Cacao, Half & Half with crushed Oreo cookie rim, chocolate swirl and mint leaf garnish. – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

The Chocolate Mint Cookie Cocktail was inspired by National Crème de Menthe Day and a stroll down the cookie and candy aisle of my local grocery store. If it hadn’t been for National Crème de Menthe Day, I might not have looked twice at the dusty unopened bottle sitting on the bottom of my bar shelf.

DeKuyper Creme de Menthe

DeKuyper Crème de Menthe

Crème de Menthe seems like one of those often overlooked liqueurs. The drinks it is most commonly known for places it in an older generation of cocktails. Gin struggled with the reputation of being the stodgy spirit of our parents and grandparents generation. Then crafty bartenders rescued gin from the dusty back bar and reinvented the Martini so to speak. And so, gin has been revitalized. There are gin cocktails on nearly every cocktail menu, often out numbering vodka drinks.

I don’t see crème de menthe cocktails taking drink menus by storm. There probably won’t be a huge run on crème de menthe at the liquor store. But it is definitely a flavor worth getting to know. We consume mint candies, chocolate chip mint cookies, chocolate mint ice cream, mint chocolate milk shakes and coffees with dashes of mint or peppermint stir sticks. Cold weather season lends itself toward minty concoctions of a celebratory nature.

Crème de Menthe pairs well with flavors of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, whipped cream and ice cream to name a few for starters. Start mixing and shaking. Taste the possibilities!

Chocolate Mint Cookie Cocktail Recipe

Chocolate Mint Cookie Cocktail 052 with Creme de Menthe Liqueur, Cake Vodka, Chocolate Vodka, Creme de Cacao, Half & Half with crushed Oreo cookie rim, chocolate swirl and mint leaf garnish. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Chocolate Mint Cookie with white crème de menthe. – photo and recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Chocolate Mint Cookie Cocktail – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

1 ounce UV Cake Vodka

1/2 ounce Three Olives Chocolate Vodka

1/2 ounce DeKuyper Crème de Menthe*

1/2 ounce DeKuyper Clear Crème de Cacao

1-1/2 ounce Hiland Dairy Half and Half

Crushed Oreo Cookies

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Mint Sprig Garnish – optional

Lightly rim edge of glass with chocolate syrup. Dip rim in finely crushed Oreo cookies. Swirl thin line of chocolate syrup inside glass. Refrigerate until ready to use. Place remaining liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled and frothy. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with mint sprig if desired.

Chocolate Mint Cookie Cocktail 082 with Creme de Menthe Liqueur, Cake Vodka, Chocolate Vodka, Creme de Cacao, Half & Half with crushed Oreo cookie rim, chocolate swirl and mint leaf garnish. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Chocolate Mint Cookie Cocktail with green crème de menthe. – photo and recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

*Green or White Crème de Cacao is your choice. Green Crème de Cacao would be wonderful for St. Patrick’s Day. Green or White would be perfect for the holidays depending upon if you like a White Christmas or festive Green holiday.

The Difference Between White and Green Crème de Menthe

Chocolate Mint Cookie Cocktail 106 with Creme de Menthe Liqueur, Cake Vodka, Chocolate Vodka, Creme de Cacao, Half & Half with crushed Oreo cookie rim, chocolate swirl and mint leaf garnish. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Crème de Menthe is most commonly used in classic cocktails such as the Grasshopper and Stinger. Crème de Menthe can be found in white (clear) or green variations. They both taste essentially the same and are interchangeable in recipes where color is not an issue. Green crème de menthe obtains its color from the mint leaves it is steeped in and possible addition of coloring. White crème de menthe has had the color removed. The same is true for the crème de cacao. White (clear) and dark crème de cacao each taste essentially the same and are interchangeable in recipes where color is not important.

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Peanut Butter Cup Shot

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was first introduced to the United States in 1928. I’m not certain who first came up with the idea of a peanut butter cup flavored cocktail to mimic the popular candied treat, but I am pretty sure it was a good idea. Just as the original Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup has altered its size and shape to fit the changing preferences of its devoted snack lovers, the full size cocktail will fit snuggly into a shot glass for a wonderfully warming round of starter sips.

Peanut Butter Cup 158 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

May 18 is I Love Reese’s Day

Peanut Butter Cup – created by Cheri Loughlin

1/2 ounce Silver Rum

1/2 ounce Peanut Crème Liqueur

1/2 ounce Crème de Cacao

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

Optional: Rim shot glass with powered peanut better found on the peanut butter / jelly aisle.

Erica from Erica’s Sweet Tooth has an entirely different take on Peanut Butter Cup Shots. She puts the shot in an actual chocolate cup. They end up looking just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. This could get diet dangerous really quick!

If you’d rather sip your Peanut Butter Cup over lengthy conversation then go for a full sized cocktail. The Slow roasted Italian serves up a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cocktail using real peanut butter in the recipe.

Daydreamer Desserts doesn’t mess around with her Peanut Butter Cup cocktail. It’s peanut butter and chocolate creamy goodness from cocktail to garnish. She combines vodka with Reese’s candies for her cocktail base. She finishes with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis as garnish.

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