Sea Salt Swirl
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Sea Salt Swirl
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.62 / 5
My own invention. I had some Talenti Gelatto and looked through the cupboard for an alcoholic re-creation. Here it is. My own invention. I had some Talenti Gelatto and looked through the cupboard for an alcoholic re-creation. Here it is.
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Base ingredient
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Chocolate liqueur
Garnish
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Chocolate
Alcohol content
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25.41% | 3.07 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Sea Salt Swirl

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add vodka and chocolate liqueur to a shaker with ice, and shake briskly until frosty
Drizzle caramel syrup under the rim of the glass until it begins to run down inside, wet the glass rim and crust with coarse ground sea salt
Pour the liquid into the glass and garnish with grated dark chocolate, then serve
~ I recommend using Purity vodka and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. Be sure to use coarse sea salt as other salt has the wrong texture and flavour. ~

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·  Shake  ·  Rim  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly combine vodka, caramel syrup, hot chocolate, and chocolate liqueur to create a Sea Salt Swirl?

To create a Sea Salt Swirl, start by chilling your cocktail glass. Then, in a shaker filled with ice, combine 60ml vodka, 15ml caramel syrup, a quarter teaspoon of hot chocolate powder, and 45ml chocolate liqueur. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain the mixture into your prepared glass. The key is to ensure the mixture is cold and well-incorporated, achieving a smooth and harmoniously blended drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Sea Salt Swirl for maximum enjoyment?

A Sea Salt Swirl is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to enhance its flavors and keep the drink at an optimal cold temperature. Optionally, you can rim the glass with fine sea salt or a mixture of sea salt and cocoa powder to complement the drink’s flavors. Serve it immediately after shaking to enjoy its rich, smooth texture and complex flavor profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish complements a Sea Salt Swirl?

For a Sea Salt Swirl, garnishing with a light sprinkle of sea salt on the surface creates a visually appealing contrast and enhances the caramel and chocolate flavors. Alternatively, a twist of orange peel or a few grated chocolate shavings can add an aromatic touch and a slight bitterness to balance the sweetness of the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Sea Salt Swirl for a similar taste experience?

Yes, if desired, you can substitute the vodka with a clear rum or a mild whisky for a different base spirit experience while maintaining a similar flavor profile. If chocolate liqueur is unavailable, you can use creme de cacao with a bit of cream to mimic the creamy chocolate aspect. For a non-alcoholic version, consider using chocolate milk in place of the chocolate liqueur, adjusting the sweetness with additional caramel syrup if necessary.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Sea Salt Swirl compare to other chocolate-based cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 25.41%, the Sea Salt Swirl falls into a moderate range for chocolate-based cocktails. It is slightly higher in alcohol content than a standard Chocolate Martini, which typically sits around 20%, but lower than more potent concoctions such as the Mudslide, which can exceed 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). The Sea Salt Swirl offers a balanced option for those seeking the rich flavors of chocolate with a medium alcohol presence.

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