We are happy to announce the newest mixer in our “Inspired By” line. Salted Cocoa Nib is made with Haitian cocoa nibs courtesy of Zak’s Chocolate and French sea salt from our friends at SEE SALT. We designed this mixer with coffee in mind, so think the best mocha you’ve ever had. Like everything we make, Salted Cocoa Nib is a low-sugar recipe. This mixer is light, not syrupy. It will add tons of flavor without turning your morning coffee into dessert.
Not to be one dimensional, however, this mixer is great for making a cocktail as well. Anytime a recipe calls for a creme de cacao you can sub in our Salted Cocoa Nib for a truly unique and Iconic experience. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we designed a few cocktails inspired by a hint of chocolate and a whole lotta love.
More love, who doesn’t want that? Well, this twist on a classic Manhattan will more than likely get you just that, mas amor. Or at the very least give you that warm fuzzy feeling inside.
- 2 oz Whiskey
- .5 oz Sweet Vermouth
- .75 oz Salted Cocoa Nib
- 2 drops AZ Bitters Lab Mas Mole Bitters
Combine ingredients into a cold mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Be careful not to over dilute. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.
Brandy, you’re a fine girl. This may just be a song lyric but is also true for the spirit itself. Brandy can be many things and for this cocktail, it’s the perfect pallet to make a Valentine’s Day riff on the classic Sidecar Cocktail.
- 1.5 oz Brandy
- .5 oz Grand Marnier
- 1 oz Salted Cocoa Nib
- .5 oz fresh lemon juice
Combine all with ice and shake. Garnish a chilled martini glass with sweetened cocoa (2 parts sugar to 1 part cocoa powder) and fine strain the cocktail into your rimmed glass.
Made in small batches, Salted Cocoa Nib will be part of our always available, "Inspired By" line of mixers. Find it at Zak's Chocolate in Scottsdale anytime or purchase online. We hope you enjoy some Valentine's Day inspiration. If you're not into V-Day, we get that too. Here at Iconic, we always celebrate Arizona's birthday which also falls on 2/14! Check out our tribute to AZ's Iconic birthday, Prickly Pear Sour if you're more into a sour.
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