Interesting facts about chocolate liqueur - What is liqueur?
Basically, chocolate liqueurs are nothing more than a variety of quite ordinary liqueurs. Connoisseurs of the spirits landscape are of course well acquainted with the properties of the respective drink. However, for those who simply want to enjoy the liqueur, the background story of a prominent drink may inspire them. So, what is it about liqueur and chocolate liqueur?
Production of liqueurs
Liqueurs are produced on the basis of the so-called maceration. This process also underlies the production of wine, as well as that of many other alcoholic beverages. To obtain a liqueur, a starting material is macerated in alcohol for a long period of time. To ensure that the sweet temptation is really convincing at the end, a good portion of sugar is added. In many modern variants of cream liqueurs, which include chocolate liqueur, there is another production method. With it one mixes the wanted contents materials simply with alcohol. A specification, how the liqueur production must actually proceed, does not actually exist. As a result, the selection of liqueurs on the market is so impressive. The favorite liqueur of many chocolate enthusiasts remains, of course, chocolate liqueur.
Liqueurs have been around for quite a long time in human history. In the 13th century, they represented a great achievement brought to Europe by crusaders. However, their original purpose was medicinal. Monks or pharmacists dissolved the active ingredients of medicinal plants in alcohol. The liquid was then distilled, sometimes several times. The resulting beverage had a higher alcohol content than beer or wine, for example.
In the 14th century, liqueurs began their triumphant advance as a stimulant. The liqueurs of the time were quite sweet. However, it took some time before the invention of cream liqueurs and chocolate liqueurs. It was not until the 18th century that the enjoyment of the beverage really spread to the broad social class. Sugar had become affordable and available in the course of colonization. From then on, an almost infinite range of different liqueurs was created. Impressively, some of the traditional products of that time are still known and enjoyed today.
Chocolate liqueurs that you should know and try
The selection of Schoko Likören is so large that a speciality can be discovered again and again. If you want to buy chocolate liqueur, you can make good use of a guide. Therefore, the following is a selection of important representatives of these melt-in-the-mouth cream liqueurs with chocolate. Who does not get there desire for more ...
Have you ever tasted the one noble drop from the house of Mozart distillery? The traditional distillery is known far beyond the borders of Austria for cultivated liqueur enjoyment. It is not only the presentation of the bottles that is reminiscent of a Mozartkugel. Their flavor profile duly picks up the theme of the small round chocolate ball.
The popular Mozart Gold Chocolate Cream tastes deliciously chocolaty and creamy. This experience for the senses is due not least to its fine ingredients. Conched premium Belgian chocolate and a hint of vanilla create its unique taste. For fans of white or dark chocolate, the tip par excellence: Mozart White Chocolate Cream and Mozart Dark Chocolate.
Or how about Mozart Chocolate Coffee?
It scores twice over. It combines the benefits of chocolate with the roasted nuances of high-quality Arabica coffee. So it's definitely the right liqueur for anyone who appreciates a good cup of coffee. The ultimate is Mozart Chocolate Coffee for all those who do not want to miss coffee and chocolate in their lives.
Baileys Chocolat Luxe
Baileys stands for cream liqueur like no other brand. So it should come as no surprise that the brand is launching a chocolate liqueur variant. All you can really say about Baileys Chocolat Luxe is that you'll fall for it once you've tasted it. The creamy drinking experience remains in the memory and always makes you want more. The composition of the liqueur is truly unparalleled. Belgian chocolate, caramel, Irish cream and a touch of original Irish whiskey dare a sensual interplay. This precious liqueur better always have in stock!
Bottega Crema di CIOCCOLATO GIANDUIA Cream Liqueur
Would you like to have a snifter with the good grappa liqueur? No, no need? Then there is another suggestion: a glass of tasty liqueur made of nougat and grappa has its charm at any time of day or night. The Italian Bottega Crema di CIOCCOLATO GIANDUIA Cream Liqueur flatters the palate with its taste of milk cream and chocolate, which it owes to the use of Gianduia chocolate. On top, the liqueur is rounded off by cream and an incomparable hazelnut note. A recipe so convincing that it is simply impossible to do without this delicacy. As an accompaniment to Tartufo or Tiramisu an absolute hit. This chocolate speciality is also an enrichment for every cocktail. This also applies to Bottega Fior di Latte Crema di CIOCCOLATO BIANCO Cream Liqueur, the variant that contains white chocolate instead of milk chocolate.
Auersthaler Chocolate-Orange Cream Liqueur
Chocolate, times fruity. What more could you want? In Auersthaler Schoko-Orange Creme-Likör, chocolate and orange enter into a melt-in-the-mouth liaison. Thus, the liqueur conquers not only the taste buds but also the heart. The perfect harmony of taste comes pure or to the dessert simply well.
Casali Original CHOCO-BANANA Cream Liqueur
Keeping your hands off the sweet stuff is not always easy. Especially when it comes to something sweet that almost everyone loves and has taken to heart since childhood. Casali's little chocolate-wrapped chocolate bananas always provide a forgivable sweet tooth once in a while. But the banana classic is by no means the end of the line. The sweet in liqueur form takes the hearts of many sweet tooth lovers by storm. Creamy and velvety, the drink ensures hours of pleasure.
Manner Original Neapolitan Cream Liqueur
In addition to Casali's foam bananas, Manner Schnitten, the well-known hazelnut wafers, also have a firm place on the sweets shelf. The traditional company Manner from Austria made them popular in the world from the 1960s. The slice in the liqueur version is newer, but just as delicious.
Riga Black Balsam CHOCOLATE & MINT Limited Edition
Riga Black Balsam is a herbal liqueur with a long history. As early as 1752, people took a liking to the tart spirit. However, this does not mean that Riga Black Balsam can not also be fresh and modern. Gourmets will be pleased beyond all measure. They certainly won't say no to Riga Black Balsam CHOCOLATE, slightly bitter, chocolaty and just as pepperminty refreshing. For mixing or neat, it's a blast!
Berentzen absolutely stands for innovative cream liqueurs. Whether popcorn, hemp or even chocolate - Berentzen proves itself at every party. But the Berentzen yummy DONUT liqueur can of course also be enjoyed in the closest circle of friends during a cozy evening. If only because it echoes the round trendy pastry from the USA - the donut. So now? Cheers!
A winter edition from Berentzen, the White Chocolate Macadamia, fuses white chocolate with macadamia nuts. This aromatic delight is based on the best grain brandy distillate. For hard-boiled chocolate fans, this liqueur is a worthwhile insider tip. For tender-hearted souls, the liqueur tradition is suitable as a shot in hot milk.
Zotter Chocolate Liqueur
Zotter is a brand whose chocolate products invite you to indulge in the most diverse varieties. The Zotter Chocolate Liqueur cuts an elegant figure. The production process of the chocolate liqueur creation also stands for its quality. It is distilled directly from fine cocoa and thus becomes a noble chocolate delight. This liqueur should be reserved for very special hours!
How to enjoy the chocolaty representatives of the cream liqueurs properly
There is no rule for the enjoyment of cream liqueur with chocolate. However, one small thing can be observed to ensure pure high pleasure. The liqueur should always be enjoyed chilled. Then it tastes as good pure as in a cocktail. Extremely popular summer: Pour the creamy and alcoholic chocolate hit on ice cubes. This cools down and sweetens every cozy summer evening. In winter, chocolate cream liqueur peps up any drink in another tried-and-true way. As a shot in coffee, tea or cocoa in the bar, at the Christmas market or at home - drizzle, snow and gray cloud cover are much easier to bear. Cheers to a cheerful mood and togetherness!
Otherwise, the chocolaty cream liqueur is considered a true all-rounder. Who is interested in what chocolate liqueur does in the kitchen, should just read on from here.
Other ways in which chocolate liqueur tastes really good
It is impossible to imagine the kitchen without alcohol. The application possibilities for the liqueur in connection with Schoko sing thereby completely large class. For this reason alone, you should access us in the chocolate liqueur store: The creamy Schokowonne from the liqueur shelf is a real kitchen star! Perhaps now you are still missing a suggestion for the exact use. We have collected some popular ideas at this point. Of course, this represents only a selection. Finally, in the kitchen and with chocolate liqueur, the only limit is the imagination. But enough of the preface: To the pots, ready, go and liqueur like a cooking professional in scene!
Ice cream and chocolate cream liqueur
If you occasionally create your own ice cream with an ice cream maker, you can use chocolate liqueur as an ingredient. This ice cream experience will amaze all adult guests. If you don't have an ice cream maker, you still don't have to do without ice cream with this tasty liqueur. An ice cream sauce succeeds with him just as well. The same applies to a sauce for dessert.
As good as ice cream with chocolate liqueur: tipsy pudding
Another opportunity for a special zing in the kitchen is a tipsy pudding. For its preparation, commercial pudding powder can be used. A part of the milk or cream is simply replaced by the liqueur. Bring four-fifths of the milk and one-fifth of the liqueur to the boil, pour it into the pudding mold and refrigerate the pudding. Now all that is needed is a little patience. The result complements the chocolate liqueur love in a particularly tasty way.
Liqueur, chocolate and baking: simply delicious
Chocolate liqueur also plays a role in baking that should not be underestimated. A ganache cream benefits from it quite wonderfully. For cakes, as a cake filling or for pastry, liqueur donates a high-quality aroma nuance.
Cocktails may not be missing, - also such with chocolate
The connoisseur of sweet chocolate seduction in the form of liqueur must not neglect one thing - the chilled fun at the party with an appetizing cocktail. Chocolate liqueur is certainly not too bad for mixing. Whether with Martina or Batida de Coco, the number of recipes is immense. Chocolate Colada with Mozart liqueur, rum, pineapple juice and milk would be just a small tip. Last, there is no chocolate liqueur cocktail that may not exist.
Jam, preserves and co. with chocolate liqueur
As if that were not enough - for preserving and canning, there are other interesting uses for the favorite liqueur of all chocolate fans.
To ensure that all chocolate liqueur recipes succeed, the only thing left to consider is how to handle the cream liqueur properly. The liqueurs from the chocolate liqueur store should be stored properly. In the following there are in this respect valuable tips ...
How long does cream liqueur with chocolate keep?
The closed bottle has a shelf life of about two years. If the liqueur has already been opened, an olfactory test may provide information. As long as the liqueur smells and tastes good, it is usually perfect.
When the bottle is opened, a certain chemical process begins. Oxidation is when oxygen in combination with alcohol leads to an altered taste. Although oxidation does not necessarily cause the liqueur to go bad, it is not necessarily beneficial either. In the worst case, the familiar taste changes so much that the liqueur seems undrinkable.
Therefore, it is advisable to consume the bottle as soon as possible after opening.
Incidentally, homemade liqueur shows a much shorter shelf life.
Proper storage counts - enjoy your liqueur longer
Proper storage has an effect on the shelf life of the liqueur. For opened bottles, the following always applies: leave them in the refrigerator and place them upright, do not lay them down. This also has to do with the oxidation process. The alcohol in the upright bottle provides a smaller surface area. Thus, less liquid can react with oxygen and oxidation is delayed.
A constant temperature during storage is beneficial for the shelf life.
The low alcohol content ensures that cream liqueurs do not keep as long as other alcoholic beverages. In addition, easily perishable components of the cream liqueur, such as cream, ensure a higher perishability. The high sugar content of chocolate cream liqueurs, on the other hand, makes up for this. It has preservative properties, which in turn ensure a good shelf life.
Proper storage also counts for closed liqueur bottles
Although the best-before date of closed liqueur bottles is approximately two years, chocolate cream liqueur does not necessarily deteriorate quickly. High-proof liqueurs sometimes remain good for decades or centuries. Liqueurs with a low alcohol content - as is the case with most chocolate liqueurs - can theoretically also be consumed after years. The only drawback: oxidation continues even in the alcohol of the sealed bottles. This is hardly beneficial to the liqueur taste.
What is also important for the storage of the chocolate liqueur ...
A storage should take place in the best case standing and dark. A storage in the cellar or in a storeroom offers itself.
Fortunately, liqueurs with chocolate are extremely tasty. Before the bottle gets dusty, it will be snacked on in no time.
Chocolate and liqueur - an intoxicating combination you can make yourself
At delicando, we don't have such a good selection in the Schoko Likör Shop for nothing. We find our various product favorites so inspiring that we are happy to delight our customers with them. For culinary delights from the world of alcoholic beverages, however, we have something over in every respect. That's why one thing should not go unmentioned at this point. It may come as a surprise to some, but you can make liqueur with chocolate yourself! For all those who manage any kitchen magic with ease, this is a great option. All others can take comfort. Buy delicious chocolate liqueur is done in a jiffy at delicando.
With the DIY of liqueur can otherwise try a lot. In principle, the recipe is very simple. You can add a chocolate of choice in cream, cocoa powder, sugar and spices such as vanilla and after cooling add an alcohol of choice. If you're interested in DIY, keep your eyes peeled for good recipes!
Conclusion - why you have to buy chocolate liqueur
Fully enjoy the chocolate dream and let it become real: Liqueur refreshes and refreshes palates and stomachs for centuries. Refined by the ingredient chocolate, liqueur celebrates a sensual pleasure that will have its place for a long time. Liqueur enthusiasts should not hesitate when choosing a favorite in the Schoko Likör Shop. Mozart liqueur, Baileys Chocolat Luxe the banana-chocolate liqueur of Casali donate a wealth of tastes. At every party just like in the kitchen. In the end, only one motto remains for gourmets: the main thing is chocolaty.