Own winter with Van Ryn’s brandy and NOMU Coco-choco wine cocktail

MAY 15, 2018

Fight off the winter chill in the most decadent way with hot drinking chocolate and fine brandy cocktails, while raising a toast to World Chocolate Day on 7 July.

Fine potstill brandy and quality, dark chocolate always makes a great pairing. Using Van Ryn’s 10 year Vintage Brandy and Van Ryn’s 12 year Old Distiller’s Reserve potstill, cocktail specialist Owen O’ Reilly created three hot chocolate and brandy cocktails – or as he likes to call them, hot brandy choctails.

An extra flair of luxury is added with NOMU’s range of premium hot drinking chocolates. This recipe can be made at home and promises the most decadent accompaniment to help you own winter.

VAN RYN’S COCO-CHOCO WINE COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS

SPICED WINE SYRUP

COCKTAIL

METHOD

SPICED WINE SYRUP

Combine the ingredients except for the orange peel to a pot. Stir while heating, dissolving sugar dissolves. Add the orange peel and bring to a light simmer, allowing the mixture to reduce for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool before bottling. Can be stored in the fridge for a week. Makes 200ml.

COCKTAIL

Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan on the stove top and heat, stirring continuously. Do not boil. Whisk the mixture before serving. Pour into a heatproof wine glass and garnish with a marshmallow.

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