Much Too Good for Children – Cocktail recipe

Daniel Wren

Chocolate Week kicks off 13 October and runs until 19 October. To celebrate, we’re sharing this chocolatey cocktail from mixologist Alec Trousdale at The Queens Arms, Edinburgh – a gorgeous, whisky-based cocktail with cream and way too many calories!

Using Auchentoshan three wood, a triple distilled heavily sherried lowland malt, Araku coffee liqueur, half ‘n’ half and chocolate bitters, this drink is seriously delicious and panders to your inner child.

Serve it in a crystal flute with dark chocolate shavings on top as a garnish.


  • 37.5ml Auchentoshan three wood whisky
    25ml Araku
    50ml half ‘n’ half (as the name suggests half milk, half cream)
    2 dash Aztec chocolate bitters


  1. Shake all ingredients together
  2. Fine strain into glass
  3. Grate chocolate on top

The Queens Arms

The Queens Arms is a local Edinburgh pub is situated just off of George Street, in the city’s bustling new town. The pub is known for its brilliant drink selection, which encompasses real ales, Scottish whiskies and their own twist on classic cocktails.

49 Fredrick Street | Edinburgh | EH2 1EP

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About Daniel Wren

Vada Magazine staff writer. Interested in travel, news, politics and dating.