Silk Stocking Cocktail

Silk Stocking Cocktail
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

The silk stocking was once a very popular dessert martini. While it has lost some of its appeal over the years, this now vintage recipe still has its uses. It's luscious, creamy, and has a raspberry-chocolate cream flavor that's very tempting.

For this recipe, you'll add raspberry liqueur, crème de cacao, and cream to a foundation of tequila. All those sweet ingredients combine to create a delicious flavor that allows the tequila to punch right through the middle, which is what makes the silk stocking interesting. If it were vodka, or even rum, the drink would almost be boring.

Serve this one for dessert—it can handle the course on its own. It also has aphrodisiac flavors, making it a great candidate for romantic occasions.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 1/2 ounce raspberry liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1/2 ounce cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, raspberry liqueur, crème de cacao, and cream.

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Some recipes suggest blanco tequila and that is a good choice as well. However, you might find that the extra flavor of an aged reposado tequila adds a nice depth to the drink, making it more interesting.
  • Chambord is the most popular raspberry liqueur, though it's not your only option. Look for the flavor from Bols and St. George Spirits, both would be really nice in this drink.
  • For the crème de cacao, the white variety would be the best choice to create a pretty pink drink. Dark crème de cacao will muddy the color up a little bit, though the taste will not change.
  • Heavy cream is recommended and used most often to create the richest creamy cocktails. Milk will create a very thin drink, though 2% or whole milk would not be bad choices. For the happy medium, pour half and half.
  • Fun garnish ideas include a few fresh raspberries scattered on top of the drink or a dusting of ground cinnamon. You could also rim the glass with cocoa powder.

Recipe Variations

  • Pour grenadine rather than raspberry liqueur if you like. It will still have a sweet dark fruit taste, but grenadine is pomegranate flavored.
  • Herradura Tequila had a recipe called the agave kiss that was very similar to this and it's equally delicious. To make it, shake 2 ounces blanco tequila, 1 ounce each of white crème de cacao and heavy cream, and 1/2 ounce of Chambord. Strain it into a cocktail glass rimmed with white chocolate and garnish with a skewer of raspberries.

How Strong Is a Silk Stocking?

The silk stocking may look all sweet and innocent, but it packs a lot of liquor into the pretty drink. Its average alcohol content is 22 percent ABV (44 proof), equal to a cosmopolitan. Cocktails with sweet flavors like this are definitely deceptive, so take it slow.