Classic cocktails will always have their place at the bar, and well-executed originals will continue to open minds to the gourmet nature of drinks. But hey, sometimes you just want a sweet and satisfying guilty pleasure that doubles as dessert. The Snickertini is that.
Part candy bar and part boozy beverage, this is not a subtle drink. But it is a fun option for making at home the next time you want an after-dinner treat or a themed cocktail to drink on Halloween, Valentine’s Day or any time when your sweet tooth demands a sugar fix.
The Snickertini begins with Van Gogh Dutch caramel vodka, a sweet and rich spirit that tastes like the candy that inspired it. It also calls for chocolate liqueur, Baileys Irish cream and heavy cream, plus a measure of amaretto for a nutty accent. That boozy sugar rush gets shaken with ice and poured into a glass that has been coated with chocolate and caramel sauces for another sweet flourish.
The resulting cocktail is tasty and fun, perfect for serving guests or treating yourself to an elaborate nightcap. It strays a bit outside the usual after-dinner classics, but if you enjoy sweet and creamy drinks like the Mudslide or Brandy Alexander, and you don’t mind cocktails named for candy bars, then the Snickertini might be for you.
- Chocolate sauce, to coat glass
- Caramel sauce, to coat glass
- 1 1/2 ounces Van Gogh Dutch caramel vodka
- 1/2 ounce amaretto
- 1/2 ounce Baileys Irish cream
- 1/2 ounce chocolate liqueur
- 1 teaspoon heavy cream
Drizzle thin lines of caramel and chocolate sauce on the inside of a rocks glass and set in the refrigerator to chill
Add the caramel vodka, amaretto, Baileys, chocolate liqueur and heavy cream into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Pour unstrained into the prepared glass.