Celebrate National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

Posted January 2, 2013 by livelux in Cigars & Spirits

John Dekuyper & Sons - Crave Chocolate Liqueur
John Dekuyper & Sons – Crave Chocolate Liqueur

Mark your calendar … January 3 is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day. Yum ! Chocolate covered cherries are a big hit during the holidays, and a common gift, to those that “Crave” the smooth, rich chocolate cherry flavor.

If you were one of the lucky ones, you received a bottle of Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur that unveiled in October. Beam Inc. launched John DeKuyper & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Liqueurs featuring three tempting flavors – Chocolate Cherry, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Chili.

This premium chocolate liqueur with its sweet cherry taste takes center stage complimented by hints of cocoa … leaving a delectable taste of fruit, vanilla and bittersweet chocolate. Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur is delicious when served over ice, with a splash of milk or as a yummy addition to any cocktail.

Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur
Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur

Bring in the New Year right and try anyone of the tasty cocktail recipes listed below. Additional recipes and information can be found at http://www.dekuyperusa.com/crave.

BOOZY CHERRY CHOCOLATE MILK

Ingredients:

· 2-3 parts JDK & Sons ™ Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur

· Milk

Instructions:
· Pour liqueur in a collins glass and add ice-cold milk to taste
· Stir & enjoy

CHOCOLATE CHERRY MARTINI

Ingredients:
· 1 1/2 partS JDK & Sons ™ Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur
· 1 part Premium Vodka (regular or vanilla)

Instructions:
· Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice
· Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass
· Garnish with Maraschino Cherry (optional)

GROWN-UP CHERRY HOT CHOCOLATE

Ingredients:
· 2-3 parts of JDK & Sons ™ Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur
· Hot Chocolate

Instructions:
· Pour liqueur in a warmed coffee mug and add hot chocolate ot taste
· Top with whipped cream

LUSCIOUS CHERRY RUSSIAN

Ingredients:
· 1 part JDK & Sons ™ Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur
· 1 part Premium Vodka (Effen recommended)
· Milk or Half & Half

Instructions:
· Build ingredients over ice in an old fashioned glass
· Add a splash of milk (or half & half) to make it even more luscious

CHERRY MACAROON MARTINI

Ingredients:
· 1 part JDK & Sons ™ Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur
· 1 part Cruzan Coconut Rum
· Soda Water

Instructions:
· Shake all ingredients (except Soda Water) with ice
· Strain into a martini glass and top with a splash of soda water
· Garnish with Maraschino Cherry (optional)

DESSERT MANHATTAN

Ingredients:
· 1 1/2 parts JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur
· 1 part Jim Beam® Bourbon

Instructions:
· Build over ice, stir gently, and serve