The Chocolate Margarita uses tequila and orange juice, but there any resemblance to a traditional Margarita ends. After that, it’s all Godiva chocolate liqueur, Hershey’s syrup and cream. The end result? A creamy, chocolatey concoction with just the right hint of orange.
It’s not recommended to serve this one blended because it loses some of the nuance that way. Just shake it in a shaker instead. The recipe calls for a pour from the shaker, leaving the ice in the drink. I actually prefer it strained, so I shake until it’s almost too cold to hold the shaker anymore, and then pour into a chilled glass to keep it cold. Or you could put some fresh ice into the glass and strain the mixture over that.
This is, of course, a great dessert drink. Because the dominant flavors here are chocolate and orange, it’s not the easiest drink to pair with a typical meal. It’s great served with chocolate cookies of any sort, or alongside ice cream in flavors like plain ol’ vanilla, salted caramel, coconut sorbet. And of course it goes great with any kind of white cake. A “turtle” flavored cheesecake would be another option.x
And if you’re not an Oreo fan, and don’t want to buy Oreos just to make this rim, you might want to check out Back to Nature’s chocolate sandwich cookies. They’re what I use, because they have about a few thousand less ingredients than Oreos, and actually better in my opinion.
Chocolate Margarita Recipe
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce Godiva liqueur
- 3/4 ounce cream or half & half
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 2 ounces orange juice
- Oreos or similar cookies (for the glass)
Crush some Oreo cookies and rim a margarita glass with them. Fill a shaker with ice and pour in all ingredients. Shake lightly and pour into the glass.