John DeKuyper & Sons Crave Chocolate Liqueurs Announces Launch of Chocolate Truffle Variety

Deerfield, Ill. (September 30, 2013) – Today, John DeKuyper & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Liqueurs, a premium line of chocolate cordials, announces the nationwide launch of JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Truffle Liqueur.  The latest flavor to join the existing JDK&Sons™ Crave portfolio, which includes Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Cherry, and Chocolate Chili, this luscious new liqueur flavor offers chocolate lovers a unique way to enjoy a decadent chocolate treat as an indulgent cocktail.

JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Truffle Liqueur provides the smooth, rich taste of chocolate truffles complemented with a touch of vanilla and slight hint of caramel. With only 95 calories per 1.5 ounce serving, this premium liqueur is a welcome addition to a variety of cocktails that delivers a complete, guilt-free chocolate indulgence with each sip.

“The addition of JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Truffle Liqueur to our already tempting portfolio allows us to provide cocktail lovers with a new chocolate experience – the rich, classic taste of pure chocolate truffle,” said Brendan Lynch, Senior Director of Cordials and Rums for Beam Inc.  “This delicious new flavor is the perfect way to delight your senses with unique chocolate flavored cocktails and will also make a wonderful hostess gift this holiday entertaining season.”

The new cordial can be enjoyed over ice, poured over ice cream, or in one of the seasonal cocktails below:

Chocolate Ginger Spice

Ingredients:

  • 1 part JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Truffle Liqueur
  • ½ part DeKuyper® Mixologist Collection Ginger Liqueur
  • 3 parts Fresh Orange Juice

Instructions:

  1. Build in order over ice in a highball glass and stir
  2. Garnish with a cherry dropped into the glass

Banana Truffle-nog

Ingredients:

  • 1 part JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Truffle Liqueur
  • 1 part Cruzan® Banana Rum
  • 2 parts Coconut Milk

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with shaved chocolate.

Pomegranate Truffle Fizz

Ingredients :

  • 1 part JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Truffle Liqueur
  • 1⁄2 part DeKuyper® Pomegranate Liqueur
  • 1 part Passion Fruit Nectar
  • Sparkling Wine

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients, except sparkling wine, in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist and pomegranate seeds dropped into the glass.

Orange Truffle Delight

Ingredients:

  • 1 part JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Truffle Liqueur
  • 1⁄2 part JDK&Sons™ O3 Orange Liqueur

Instructions:

  1. Layer ingredients in order in a shot glass.
“This new cordial is the perfect addition to your cocktails this fall and holiday season,” said Bobby G, Master Mixologist for Beam.  “JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Liqueur is versatile in that it’s just as delicious served over ice when you’re enjoying a relaxing evening at home as it is in a cocktail mixed up for your guests at your next holiday gathering.”
JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Truffle Liqueur is launching in September 2013 with nationwide distribution and a suggested retail price of $17.99 per 750 ml bottle.  It joins the JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Liqueur product line, which includes Chocolate Cherry Liqueur, Chocolate Mint Liqueur and Chocolate Chili Liqueur.  For additional cocktail recipes and product information visit http://DeKuyperUSA.com/Flavors/Crave.