Before-midnight cocktail

Before-midnight cocktail
This adults-only Halloween treat is made with chocolate, fresh mint and a touch of vodka.
Serves 6  / 
Prep 10 minutes plus 30 minutes chilling time  / 
Cook 0


125g Coop Irresistible Fairtrade 70% cocoa dark chocolate, broken into chunks
Handful mint leaves
1 large handful of ice
300ml Coop chocolate flavoured milk
150ml local cream
150ml Coop Imperial vodka


Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl

Take off the heat and leave to cool

Pour a little of the chocolate onto a saucer

Take six martini glasses (or other serving glasses) and dip the rim of each into the chocolate to coat it, allowing any excess to drip off

Drizzle some of the remaining chocolate inside each glass, and rotate it to create a swirled pattern

Put in the fridge for about 30 mins, until the chocolate is set

Put half the mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and gently crush the leaves with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon

Add a few ice cubes, then half of the chocolate milk, cream and vodka

Shake vigorously for around 20 seconds, then strain the cocktail into three of the prepared glasses

Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make the final three cocktails


*1.3 alcohol units per glass
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