Saturday, 26 February 2011

The Snickers Bar

One of the most common cocktails found on hundreds of menus, is the modern classic, the Toblerone. This cocktail i feel has been done to death. So many different ways of making it and serving it. It was time we made a cocktail to blow the toblerone out of the water . So i came up with another chocolate bar to imitate, the snickers bar.

This cocktail is more than just a drink, it is a dessert. Full of all the naughty things such as ice cream, chocolate sauce, thick creamy liqueurs and the worst (but also the best) part, a generous tablespoon of smooth peanut butter.

Start with 2 - 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a blender. Coat ice cream with chocolate sauce. Add 30ml frangelico (a hazelnut liqueur produced in the piedmont region in northern Italy. It's origins date back more than 300 years to days of early christian monks who lived in the area). Then add 15ml of butterscotch schnapps, 15ml of white creme de cacao (chocolate liqueur), followed by 15ml of Baileys Irish cream. I don't know many milky cocktails that don't include baileys. It is such a versatile liqueur. Even just ice cream with baileys poured on top, you can't go wrong. Last but not least, a nice big spoon of peanut butter. Add ice to your blender, and blend until mixture is nice and smooth.

I often get asked about when blending cocktails, how much ice to add in order to get the exact amount. It's quite simple, in order fill your glass exactly, use your serving glass as a measure. Fill the glass with ice, then tip it into your blender. This should give you the exact amount you need, so you don't fall short, or have too much left over.

Once your snickers mixture is blended smooth, simply pour it into your glass. I like to sometimes get creative and decorate the glass with funky patterns, but I'll leave that up to you.

Don't have this cocktail if your just about to go out for dinner, because it is very think and it will fill you up.  It is a perfect after dinner drink. A great way to finish of a night. Enjoy!

In a blender:
2 - 3 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate sauce
30ml Frangelico
15ml Butterscotch schnapps
15ml White Creme de Cacao
15ml Baileys Irish Cream
Tablespoon of smooth peanut butter
add ice and blend until smooth.

1 comment:

  1. I have had one of these and can confirm that it is really delicious!