1 oz. Bols Creme de Cacao (Dark)
1 oz. Malibu coconut rum
Place the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and serve in a shot glass. Enjoy !
It’s been a little while since we shared a shot where it’s supposed to taste like a delicious food. Today we believe we have a pretty good one for you. Previously, we shared a recipe for Liquid Snickers. It received a 5 on our scale of 5 and tasted awesome. Today we present to you the Mounds Bar.
Now in that December 30 recipe for Liquid Snickers, I said that I absolutely love a Snickers bar. More than Mounds or Kit Kat. And that is true. But don’t get me wrong; a Mounds Bar or an Almond Joy are pretty freakin’ good too ! And I’ve never been one to turn my back on a Watchamacallit either. Or even just a regular ol’ Hershey’s Bar. Or M&M’s.
But I digress.
With its tasty combination of chocolate and coconut, a Mounds Bar has always been a sweet snack or lunch dessert. And the simple ingredients in today’s recipe do a really admirable job of capturing this fine confection. All you need is Malibu coconut rum—which just about any self-respecting home bar should have on its shelf. And you need a good label of creme de cacao (the dark variety). While the posted recipe calls for Bols Creme de Cacao, you can also feel free to use the slightly more expensive Marie Brizard Creme de Cacao. Both will suffice just fine for this scrumptious shooter.
And as simple as this 1-2 punch is, the panel positively loved it. The coconut and chocolate meld together to taste like a melted (or liquid) Mounds candy bar. It is pretty sweet tasting without being overwhelming or too rich. It goes down very smooth, although I myself am not even sure you need to shake it over ice. It tastes wonderful chilled…..and I know many people keep candy bars in their refrigerator….but I think it would be just as delicious if it were served at room temp. Just as many people keep their candy bars in a cupboard and eat them “warm” —-for lack of a better term.
Either way, this shot was enjoyed by all. However, we feel we can only give it a 4 on our scale of 5. That mark is almost entirely based on the awesome taste. But you’d have to drink a number of these to light your fire. And while the two-ingredient combination is interesting and a touch creative, it is still only two ingredients. The Liquid Snickers employed four components. We simply felt that of the two, the Liquid Snickers deserved a slightly higher mark for its creativity and multiple ingredients. But we certainly wanted to reward the Mounds Bar fairly for being as good as it is.
So if you are having a little dinner party with friends who would enjoy a sweet dessert shot, make up a batch of each. Let them decide which one is better. It would generate some fun conversation and you’ll save money on getting a more expensive traditional dessert.