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Easter Got All Grown Up






If like us and you're bored of celebrating Easter by stuffing your faces with sub standard chocolate eggs, bring out the inner child in you at Monkey Shoulder Chocolate Trail. If you're one of the lucky folks to find an Easter egg hidden in the foliage, you can swap it for a bespoke Monkey Shoulder whisky cocktail paired with a handmade chocolate by Niko B to compliment your drink. Depending on where you unearth your egg, determines the cocktail you can swap the egg for, apparently a green egg hidden in the chocolate mint plants might get you a mint julep and some dark spearmint chocolate. Our tongues are already salivating at the thought of the cocktail/chocolate combos.

"The rich and smooth taste of Monkey Shoulder makes it perfect for missing cocktails, and by pairing drinks with chocolates we can really play around with all the great flavours in the whisky, what better way to treat yourself this Easter?"
-Dean Callan, Ambassador of The Monkey Shoulder Chocolate Trail

Fear not if you can't make this special one-off easter egg hunt in London's Soho, here are the recipes for the drinks that London Cocktail Cocktail Club have created and the chocolates they'll be paired with. The cocktail/chocolate pairings will be available at all three London Cocktail Cocktail Club bars from 30 March - 15 April and at the Monkey Shoulder Chocolate Trail of course.

Banana & Sherry Fix (with Coffee & Cardamom truffle)

50ml Monkey Shoulder
15ml Pedro Ximenez Sherry
15ml Banana Liqueur
25ml Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
25ml Pineapple Juice
25ml Freshly squeezed orange juice
Dash of Angostura bitters

Mix in a shaker, fill with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
This will be paired with Coffee & Cardamom truffle (a blend of dark and milk chocolate ganache truffle with cardamom infused cream, coffee and vanilla).


Rhubarb & Rose Julep (with Lemon , Ginger and Cayenne Pepper truffle)

50ml Monkey Shoulder
15ml Sugar syrup
15ml Rose Liqueur
Dash of Rhubarb bitters
Pinch of Mint

Build in a julep tin with crushed ice.
This will be paired with Lemon , Ginger and Cayenne Pepper truffle ( a dark chocolate ganache truffle with fresh ginger infused cream, lemons and cayenne pepper)


Monkey Jam Sour (with Masala Chai truffle)

Heaped tea spoon of apricot jam
50ml Monkey Shoulder
25ml Freshly squeezed Lemon juice
15ml Drambuie
15ml Sugar syrup
1 egg white
Dash of Angostura bitters

Mix in a shaker, fill with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass, add twist of orange zest for added aroma.
This will be paired with Masala Chai truffle (a milk chocolate ganache truffle with star anise infused cream, black tea and chai spices)


The Soho space has been given a garden of eden make over with specially grown moss and grass installations to give the effect of an overgrown outdoors, indoors, made by illustrator and designer, Anna Garforth and Bobby Peterson.

The Monkey Shoulder Chocolate Trail is open from Friday - Monday 9 April, 12 - 7pm
63 Broadwick Street, Soho
Free admission


Louisa Lau
14:47 - 05/04/12

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