We love alcohol and feel it’s probably one of the best things that has ever been created, but there’s something that ranks pretty high up there with booze: chocolate.


Do you know what the third week of March is? American Chocolate Week. Do you know what that means? We are in the middle of this glorious national week of chocolate happiness right now.


Alcohol and chocolate are both great on their own, but there are certain instances where chocolate has infiltrated the drinking world and made things a little brighter. Because of that, we’d like to pay tribute to the ways in which chocolate has improved our drinking experience.


  • Dark chocolate and red wine are the most romantic pairing since Romeo and Juliet. Take a bite of chocolate and then a sip of red wine and nothing better will ever happen to your taste buds.



  • Chocolate liqueur can be added to any cocktail and automatically make it a bajillion times better (yes, a bajillion).


To celebrate American Chocolate Week, we will be making this insanely chocolatey cocktail from Better Homes and Gardens. Do yourself a favor and whip one up.


Chocolate Blitzen


  • In a heavy small saucepan, heat 2 oz. semi sweet chocolate over low heat until melted. Dip the rims of eight 1 oz. mini martini glasses or shot glasses in the melted chocolate and then dip in 1/3 cup chocolate sprinkles. Chill until serving time.


  • In a blender, combine 1 cup chocolate ice cream, 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur, 2 Tbsp. dark cream de cacao, and 2 Tbsp. vodka. Cover and blend until mixture is smooth.


  • Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with chocolate curls.


Cheers to the greatest love affair of all time: chocolate and booze.