Venus De Milo
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Venus De Milo
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.85 / 5
The Venus De Milo cocktail is a simple yet indulgent concoction that primarily features Cointreau, a French orange liqueur known for its crisp and citrusy flavor profile. By combining the ... more The Venus De Milo cocktail is a simple yet indulgent concoction that primarily features Cointreau, a French orange liqueur known for its crisp and citrusy flavor profile. By combining the sweet and rich qualities of hot chocolate with the distinctive orange notes of Cointreau, the drink offers a decadent and comforting experience, usually served in a pint glass to accommodate its warm and generous volume. The Venus De Milo cocktail is characteristic of its velvety chocolate base enriched with a bright, zesty twist, making it an especially cozy choice for sipping on chillier days or as a dessert beverage.
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Cointreau
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9.23% | 2.4 units *
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Hot
Stirred

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Venus De Milo

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mix up a mug of frothy hot chocolate and pour in a double shot of Cointreau
Stir and serve
~ If you can't get hold of Cointreau, dark rum or vodka make less extravagant, but nonetheless excellent, substitutes. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of Cointreau is best used in the Venus De Milo cocktail?

For the Venus De Milo cocktail, using the classic Cointreau orange liqueur is recommended to attain the right balance of sweetness and citrus flavor that complements the hot chocolate.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific method to combine the Cointreau and hot chocolate in Venus De Milo?

The best method to prepare the Venus De Milo cocktail is to first heat the hot chocolate to your preferred temperature, then pour it into the pint glass. Afterward, add the Cointreau and gently stir the mixture to ensure the ingredients are well combined.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving temperature for the Venus De Milo?

The Venus De Milo is best served hot, making it an ideal choice for colder weather or as a cozy evening drink. Ensure the hot chocolate is heated to a comfortable drinking temperature before combining with Cointreau.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I add any garnishes to the Venus De Milo to enhance its flavor?

Yes, while the Venus De Milo is simple in its preparation, adding a garnish like whipped cream or a light dusting of cocoa powder can enhance its presentation and flavor. A cinnamon stick or orange peel could also add a subtle aromatic quality.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Venus De Milo compare to other hot cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 9.23%, Venus De Milo falls into a moderate range among hot cocktails. It’s slightly lower in alcohol content compared to a Hot Toddy, which can vary but often has a higher percentage due to the use of spirits like whiskey.

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