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Give yourself the gift of chocolate. And you know, share with others too.
Dorda Café Cocktail
1-1/2 ounce Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur
1 ounce Espresso
1/2 ounce Amaretto
Grated Chocolate or Espresso Powder
Place liqueurs in bottom of a heat proof mug. Add steaming hot espresso. Top with a dollop of whipped cream. Dust the top of the whipped cream with grated chocolate or espresso powder. Or shake liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and strain into a highball glass over crushed ice. Your choice.
Why stick to plain, every day whipped cream? Hand whip your own cream or use a cream whipper (like I do) and add some flavor. It’s easy to add a little sweetness and flavor to whipped cream by using a small amount of liqueur. Just add 1 ounce of sweetener to each pint of heavy whipping cream before mixing. I like to add French vanilla flavor to my whipped cream.
How Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur Came to Be
The following account was provided to me by Dorda representatives. I thought it rather interesting and thought you might, too.
“Chopin Vodka Owner & CEO Tad Dorda and the director of Wedel (Polish luxury chocolatier) met in Poland during the celebration of the Queen’s Birthday Party at the UK embassy in Warsaw; one of the most prestigious annual diplomatic invitations in Poland. Although the guests were only nibbling on the passed canapes, the queues for Chopin Vodka and Wedel chocolate snaked endlessly throughout the embassy grounds. As two of Poland’s most respected brands, the two owners (whose stands were positioned next to each other in the garden) joked that they should simply combine the vodka and the chocolate and then the queue would be much more manageable. After the event, the two met and began a collaboration that combined Chopin Vodka with Wedel Chocolate – resulting in Dorda Chocolate Vodka!”
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