Gold Winner World Pre-Mix 2022, The World's Best Contemporary Cocktail and runner up for Good Housekeeping Institute taste test for the best Christmas bottled cocktail.
Priest: Cake or Death?
Victim: Er, Cake please!?
Priest: We're gonna run out of cake at this point!
Would you like a Black Forest Gateaux in a glass? Alright then, here's one, and inspired by the wonderful comedy of Eddie Izzard. Particularly, the sketch from his hilarious show Dressed to Kill when we see him mock the Church of England and how they'd carry out the Spanish Inquisition (See a clip below)
So, what's in the cocktail then I hear you ask? Kirsch Eau De Vie blended with rich Cherry Heering, vodka, delectable chocolate wine, salted vanilla and citrus make this a very cakey, scrummy cocktail indeedy with bags of flavour and rather sophisticated too, can be served up in a coupe with a cocktail cherry garnish. Indulge I say, one must indulge!
World Pre-Mix Judge tasting notes
“Dence notes of berry and chocolate on the nose. Rich and full on the palate, chocolate gives a fantastic weight and there are notes of cream as well as kirsch and morello cherry. Prominent sweet notes with hints of chocolate and black cherry followed by cocoa beans and well-balanced tartness. Creamy character with rich chocolate cake finish. So much flavour and character!”
Good Housekeeping Institute
Scoring 80/100 Good Housekeeping said, "There’s no mistaking the dessert that inspired this pre-batched cocktail. The cherry kirsch base is layered with creamy milk chocolate, replicating black forest gateau to a tee. Testers described it as “absolutely delicious”, and felt it was the perfect Christmas cocktail, with just the right amount of booze to satisfy most palates."
Read full article here: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/wine/g37544342/best-bottled-cocktails/
28% ABV | 500ml | Serves 5-6 Drinks
Eddie Izzard: Dressed To Kill. You can enjoy the whole clip or go to 4.45 where he goes into the Cake or Death Sequence!
Base Alcohol Type:Vodka
Flavour:Cherry & Chocolate
Award Winning:World Drink Awards