Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mojito {Valentine’s Day Cocktail}


Who loves chocolate-covered strawberries for Valentines Day?

I do, I do!

This cocktail is a decadant chocolate-covered strawberry in a glass, perfect for a romantic dinner for two.   The main ingredient is Van Gogh Dark Chocolate vodka, a luxurious vodka, infused with rich, dark cocoa.  A perfect Valentine’s Day libation, don’t you think?

I was sent a sample of Van Gogh to create a recipe, and the Chocolate Covered Strawberry mojito, with fresh strawberry and mint, was a perfect pairing for the Van Gogh.  Traditional mojitos have lime and mint, muddled with rum, and blended with club soda.  This is a delicious twist on the original: the strawberry and mint are muddled, kissed with a drizzle of Van Gogh Dark Vodka, and then blended with cream soda…exquisite!

(Recipe is per glass)

  • 2-3 Fresh Strawberries, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 tsp. Superfine Sugar
  • 2-3 Leaves Fresh Mint
  • 2 Jiggers Van Gogh Dark Chocolate Vodka 
  • Cream Soda

Place the sliced strawberries in a tall glass,  Sprinkle with the superfine sugar and add the mint leaves.

Using a muddler, mash the strawberry, mint, and sugar until mashed.  Drizzle the Van Gogh Dark Chocolate Vodka over the strawberries.

Fill the glass with ice, then add cream soda (if the cream soda is too sweet, use club soda).  Stir slightly to mix, and serve immediately.  Garnish with a halved strawberry and a Dobla chocolate straw. 

Find out more about Van Gogh Dark Chocolate Vodka by visiting their website.  You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.  

(Disclosure:  I received a sample of Van Gogh Dark Chocolate Vodka to try, but received no monetary compensation.  My opinions and this recipe are 100% my own.)