Words by Simon Difford
Cocktails are indulgent treats so it's fitting to garnish one treat with another. And whether they be candy, sweeties, confectionery, chews or chocolate bars, they come in mini/bite sized formats, often individually wrapped, so perfect for resting on or pegging to a glass rim.
The range of confectionery available around the world is as diverse as the selection of accompanying themed cocktails and those below are predominantly from the UK/USA. Bring out your inner child with a penny chew washed down with something altogether more alcoholic.
With: Byrrh, absinthe, amer picon, triple sec and liquorice bitters.
With: Vodka, limoncello, lemon juice, vanilla syrup and butterscotch liqueur.
Milky Way (Coco Milky Way)
With: Cachaça, pineapple juice, amaretto, hazlenut liqueur, coconut syrup, lemon juice and cream.
With: Vanilla vodka, Licor 43, advocaat, white crème de cacao and cream.
Dairy Milk Chocolate
With: Vodka, white crème de cacao, dark crème de cacao, cream and egg white.
With: Vodka, banana liqueur, Galliano, orange juice and grenadine.
Gingerbread (Gingerbread 'Martini')
With: Vodka, dry vermouth, amaretto and gingerbread syrup.
Jaffa Cake (Jaffa Martini)
With: Triple sec, dark crème de cacao, vodka, lemon juice, orange juice, orange bitters and egg.
Jelly Beans (Jelly Belly Beany)
With: Light rum, peach liqueur, coconut liqueur and orange bitters.
Jelly Beans (Jelly Beans Shot)
With: Sambuca, black raspeberry liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, coffee liqueur and grenadine.
Liquorice All Sort
With: Black sambuca, banana liqueur, strawberry liqueur, blue curaçao and lemon-lime soda.
With: Vodka, strawberry liqueur, parfait amour and champagne.
Marshmallow (Marshmallow 'Martini')
With: Vanilia vodka, passion fruit puree, vanilla syrup and passion fruit.
Parma Violet (Parma Violet Spritz)
With: Prosecco, club soda and violet liqueur.
Nestles Milk Bar (Pisco Kid)
With: Pisco, white crème de cacao, white wine and fino sherry.
Chocolate truffle (Ramos Chocolate Fizz)
With: Dry gin, white crème de cacao, orange flower water, vanilla extract, egg white, cream and champagne.
With: Vodka, white crème de cacao, sugar syrup and orange bitters.
Strega Chocolate (Accoutrement)
With: Calvados, Strega, lemon juice, orange liqueur and Peychaud's Bitters.
With: Honey, light rum infused with vanilla, amaretto, dark crème de cacao, single cream and egg white.
Tootie Fruity (Tootie Fruity Lifesaver)
With: Vodka, banana liqueur, Galliano, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and orange juice.
With: Rum, maple syrup and chocolate bitters.
Turkish Delight (Persepolis)
With: Light rum, Strega, rose syrup and lime juice.
Turkish Delight (A Rose By Any Other Name)
With: Cognac, sweet vermouth, rose liqueur, violet liqueur and chocolate bitters.
Werther's Original (Buttercup Cocktail)
With: Genever, butterscotch liqueur and sweet vermouth.