Saturday, 19 March 2011

We Should Cocoa: Lime and Chocolate Cocktails

This month’s We Should Cocoa is being held by Chele over at Chocolate Teapot.  The magic ingredient we have to use is Limes.  You can see the Tea round up here!

Yesterday, the best friend and I had a bit of a stress detox.  You know when you feel that everything has just been getting a bit much and you need to let your hair down?  We’ve been having one of those couple of months!  We went to a Comic Relief event.  It sounds pretty tame doesn’t it?  I can assure you it wasn’t.  I mentioned in a previous post that I was learning to pole dance.  To begin with it left me with bruises, every muscle in my body either ached or felt like jelly.  Then it got fun.  Seriously fun.  So fun in fact I’ve signed up for the Level 2 course which starts on Monday!

The Comic Relief event was held in a bar.  The main attraction was obviously pole dancing.  Male pole dancing.  We haven’t laughed like that in weeks. 

We decided to get ready around my house, as then it’s only a short walk into town.  And when I say get ready, I not only mean high heels, fake eyelashes, gossip, we also include a healthy dose of social lubrication potions.  Or these:-  Lime and Chocolate Cocktails.  They aren't the prettiest of cocktails but they are tasty!  I made my own lime vodka a couple of weeks ago.  So really, it was just taste testing something pretty delicious.  My head hurts a little bit, but it’s ok, it was for charity….  That’s my defence anyway… 

½ measure of lime vodka
1 measure of Tia Maria
½ measure of lime cordial (plus extra in a shallow saucer)
½ measure of chocolate syrup (like Monin coffee syrups)
I used a standard UK 25ml measure

You will also need:-
Ice, cocktail shaker, tea strainer (for catching the little shards of ice), grated chocolate dark, martini glass.

1, Prepare everything first.  Dip the entire rim of the martini glass in the lime cordial and then roll in the grated chocolate. 
2, Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and add in all the ingredients.
3, Give it a really good shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker turns frosty. 
4, Strain through the tea strainer to catch all the little shards of ice.
5, Enjoy.  Responsibly, of course!


  1. Wow! What a unique idea for this month's We Should Cocoa! Very jealous of your Comic Relief event. I hear that pole dancing is great fun and incredible for your body... I really want to try it out!

  2. Those cocktails sound tremendous; no wonder you have a sore head haha! I've heard about people getting bruised and aching all over from Pole dancing, but you just have to look at the figures on the teachers to see how well it works! *wants to sign up for classes now*

  3. I certainly would be willing to try one of those. I didn't know there were classes for pole dancers. What a giggle :-). This is my first visit to your blog so I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers. I'll definitely be back. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  4. What a great way to start the evening - cocktail sounds fabulous. I'm off to look at your lime cordial recipe now. Thanks for participating in the challenge again.

  5. Thanks for all the lovely comments guys! The cocktails went down very easily and the night out was brilliant!
    I would definitely recommend pole dancing lessons! We don't strip off or totter around in those 6 inch plastic shoes and it's simply a good workout! It leaves you a bit sore but really does tone up your body!

  6. The most creative post I've seen so far on this challenge. Sounds like you had a great night. I had a pole dancing lesson once for a friend's hen night and it was a blast!