Finale Chocolate Lush

Finale Chocolate Lush
Staff Writer

Courtesy of Finale

Hot Chocolates at Finale.

No one knows indulgences like Finale. This Boston-based desserterie and bakery embraces the full experience of hot chocolate by experimenting with the best, classic flavors to bring customers the ultimate tastes of hot chocolate. Whether you try their hazelnut, white, or dark hot chocolate, you’ll instantly love their interpretations of age-old hot chocolate recipes. But our favorite? Their saucy Chocolate Lush, which makes hot chocolate seem a bit more grown-up. Combining milk, hot chocolate, Baileys, butterscotch schnapps, and Valrhona chocolate, this drink gives cocoa unexpected maturity. With this beverage, hot chocolate is no longer restricted to a quiet night in.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Ounce  milk
  • 2/3  Cups  hot chocolate
  • 1  Ounce  Baileys
  • 1/2  Ounce  butterscotch schnapps
  • Dusting of Valrhona cocoa

Directions

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
39%
Sugar
62g
69%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
79g
61%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
39µg
43%
Calcium, Ca
65mg
7%
Choline, total
33mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
3µg
0%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
44mg
14%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
204mg
29%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
521mg
35%
Water
48g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.