Holiday Recipe: Baileys Chocolatini

This holiday recipe is a treat for those who like a little extra oomph with their chocolate! Thanks to Isabelle Andover, author of Cocktails at Le Carmen, for sharing her favorite holiday recipe with us. Add it to your gatherings for an indulgent libation to help get you in the holiday spirit.

Isabelles Chocolatini

I’m a big fan of the holiday season for all the delicious drinks that start popping up, like mulled wine, gingerbread lattes and cinnamon hot chocolate, to name but a few.

In my family, it’s tradition to bring out the bottle of Baileys to get into the festive spirit (no pun intended), so today I’m sharing a recipe for a Baileys Chocolatini Cocktail. It looks great, tastes even better, and it’s really easy to make.

You will need

  • 75ml (2.5 fl. oz) of Baileys
  • 25ml (0.85 fl. oz) of vodka
  • Ice cubes
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Optional extra – in this video, Baileys uses a wafer stick to garnish the cocktail, although I personally use a sprinkle of grated chocolate

How to make

Simply combine the Baileys and vodka in a cocktail shaker, add a dash of chocolate syrup and some ice cubes, and shake well. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish for added flair, and serve.


When job cuts at Chloe Saddler’s London communications firm result in an unexpected transfer to Paris, she finds herself leaving behind her friends, family, and boyfriend Scott to start a new life in the City of Light. Getting to grips with La Vie Parisienne and keeping a long-distance relationship afloat is not made any easier by the culture shock. Committing the odd French faux pas and inadvertently indulging in a few too many flirtations with her very sexy (and very taken) boss, Jean-Luc, is just the start of it. Factor in her bridezilla of a sister’s wedding (the hottest event of the year in the Saddler family’s social calendar), an unexpected session of hot, naked yoga, a slightly psychotic stalker, and one incredible kiss at an infamous Montmartre nightspot, and Chloe can say au revoir to her old, safe London life and bonjour to the romance, splendour, and glamour of Paris.

A delightful debut that harks back to the early days of Chick Lit when heroines were flawed, funny, and forever battling for love and happiness. With quirky characters and classic comedic charm, Cocktails at Le Carmen is pure fun from page one.

author pic 2Originally from England, Isabelle Andover moved to France after graduating from Durham University with a degree in Modern Languages. She lives in Paris with her tabby cat Oscar, who occasionally blogs about apartment-style living in the City of Light, and who also inspired a prize-winning short story when he was a kitten.

Following several years as a media analyst, Isabelle now works at a Paris-based media company specialized in the international beauty market. In addition to fully embracing the culture of her adopted country by way of consuming plenty of French wine and cheese, Isabelle can also be found indulging in the typically British pursuits of shopping at Marks and Spencer on the Champs Elysées and drinking copious cups of Earl Grey. You can learn more about Isabelle by visiting her website.