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Easter might officially be over, however if you are anything like the team here at Polka Dot Bride, your thirst for chocolate is far from! Our friends Jamie and Cara at Brisbane City Celebrants are also refusing to let the sugar rush and sweet times come to an end and so have bought us their five favourite chocolate themed cocktails. Enjoy! 

Jamie’s Top 5 Chocolate Cocktails

Albeit a different one, another Easter has come and gone. It was that glorious time of year when eating your own body weight in chocolate was totally acceptable. Not seeing the need to stop at eggs, for this little celebrant duo this Easter we also enjoyed some of our favourite chocolate inspired cocktails.

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When he is not out and about being a celebrant, Jamie’s favourite past time is being our resident mixologist, so he has shortlisted his top five chocolate inspired cocktails so you can create these too.

Chocolate Oreo Dream

Ingredients:

  • 30ml vodka
  • 30ml chocolate liqueur
  • 45ml Baileys
  • 1 x Oreo biscuit blended
  • 2 x scoops of chocolate ice cream
  • Optional: Biodegradable paper straw

Instructions:

Place all ingredients in to a blender, then blend to a medium thick consistency before pouring in to glasses.

Optional garnish with an Oreo biscuit on the top of the drink, or pierced through the center with a metal straw.

Oreo Dream

Chocolate Orange Martini

Ingredients:

  • 30ml vodka
  • 30ml orange chocolate liqueur
  • 30ml Cointreau
  • 2gm of grated chocolate

Instructions:

Place all liquid ingredients in to a cocktail shaker, then dance like nobody’s watching until the liquids are well mixed.

Pour in to a tall martini glass, then using a cheese grater, grate your favourite chocolate over the top of the drink to garnish.

Easter Cocktails Martini

Chocolate Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

  • 30ml vodka
  • 30ml Kahlua
  • 1 x shot of freshly brewed coffee
  • 20ml chocolate liqueur
  • A splash of sugar syrup

Instructions:

Place all liquid ingredients in to a cocktail shaker, and dance like nobody’s watching until the liquids are well mixed.

Prepare your martini glass by firstly swirling chocolate syrup around the empty glass, then pour the liquid in to a tall martini glass.

Choc espresso Martini

Chocolate Coconut Martini

Ingredients:

  • 30ml vodka
  • 30ml coconut liqueur (Malibu)
  • 30ml chocolate liqueur
  • 30ml coconut cream

Instructions:

Place all liquid ingredients in to a cocktail shaker, shake it like Taylor Swift, then pour in to a martini glass.

Optional: Garnish with grated coconut on the surface.

Chocolate Coconut Martini

Chocolate Oreo Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

  • 30ml vodka
    30ml Kahlua
  • 1 x shot of freshly brewed coffee
  • 1.5 Oreo biscuits

Instructions:

Place all liquid ingredients in to a blender to achieve a smooth consistency, then place in cocktail shaker to mix smoothly.

Garnish your martini glass by gently placing an Oreo on the rim, and enjoy!

Chocolate Oreo Espresso Martini

Top tip: Get creative with your leftover Easter eggs! Garnish any of these drinks by adding mini eggs to the edge of the glass, or serve your cocktail in a chocolate Easter bunny.

We hope you enjoy these chocolate cocktails. Do you have a favourite chocolate cocktail? We would love to hear what it is. Please share it with us in the comments.

Ms Floral Says: Yum! I am so on board to keep the chocolate goodness of Easter going throughout April and these cocktails are the perfect way to do just that.

About Brisbane City Celebrants: We are a modern, happy and passionate wedding celebrant duo that simply LOVE celebrating love!

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To me, an utterly Byron Bay inspired drink (because you know, Byron Bay issue and all) is a classic gin and tonic. Balmy afternoons with bare feet are all about tall icy drinks after all. But today, we’re taking a little twist on this old favourite – by using a special brew from an amazing local to Byron distiller- Cape Byron Dstillery and their brand Brookies!

One of my favourite tipples is the Brookies “Slow Gin” a drink I discovered at the beloved gin festival Junipalooza some years ago. It’s their take on a traditional sloe gin, but with the oh so Australian Davidson plum. It’s got this delicious, tangy, sourness to it, and works beautifully with tonic and a little lime (finger lime is of course preferred, but as we’re in the #stayathome mode we have to use what we have!)

A gin and tonic is all about the chill factor, so make sure you have plenty of ice. Good tonic water is always a must and completely changes the drink. So look for a smaller, more independent brand (we love Capi & Fevertree around these parts)

Ingredients

  • 60ml Brookies Slow gin
  • Tonic water
  • One lime
  • Ice

Method

  1. Add ice to a glass
  2. Add sloe gin
  3. Top with tonic water
  4. Squeeze a lime wedge into the glass
  5. Stir well
  6. Garnish with lime wedges.

Bleached white blooms are in demand just now, and heralding some excellent news, we bring you an easy way to create that beachy, light and airy tablescape! Using dried flowers, you can put together romantic centrepieces to create a dreamy vision in white.

If you’re organised, you can dry your own flowers. Look for delicate shapes but hardy blooms for the best results. Depending on how thoroughly you spray the blooms, there will be a little colour remaining, which is perfect for some warmth and variety.

What You Will Need:

  • Dried flowers. You can source these from a local florist, or grab some bunches to dry yourself. Hang them upside down in a dry and dark space, making sure there is air movement so they don’t go mouldy.
  • White matte spray paint
  • Protective breathing mask, scissors, disposable gloves (if you fancy), drop sheet
  • Containers for arrangements. You can use any container you desire! You could also use sprayed flowers in a hanging arrangement, or as a seating card

Step 1. Make sure the dried flowers are completely dry, and as dust free as possible. Lay down the drop sheet, and, carefully following the safety instructions on the paint tin, begin to spray the flowers white. Be thorough, covering the stems and all angles of the petals. You may need two to three coats.

Step 2. Once the flowers are completely dry, you can use them in any way you would like! To use them in a container or shallow bowl, very carefully press a squashed piece of chicken wire into the base of the container. If necessary, hold it with floral tac (or in a pinch, blu tac).

Step 3. To keep an arrangement light and airy, refrain from using too many stems. Keep heavier blooms (like the hydrangea) down low, and have lovely, organic stems curving up high. These arrangements are quite delicate, so putting them together onsite is recommended.

Step 4. You can also place the stems into a vase for a sturdier arrangement. Enjoy playing with the placement of stems, and remember, the fewer the better for a light and dreamy arrangement!

Ms Floral Says: Oh wow! These are simply stunning, and oh-so perfect for a Byron Bay wedding or one with fresh, coastal vibes. Can’t wait to see couples trying out this DIY project!

About Ms Honeycomb: My heart and home in Scotland and Australia, I am a florist, flower lover, writer, baker, stylist and sew-er of lovely things, with my darling toddler forever keeping me on my toes!

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