ChocoVine, a beverage made with red wine and chocolate. I find eating dark chocolate with red wine to be heavenly, so this was something I had to try. I read some reviews of it on-line, and while they were mixed, I was still itching to try it, both by itself, and with an espresso infused vodka, an combination I found mentioned several times (I love strong black coffee too).
A few days ago Ben and I stopped in at Noonans, a local liquor store, but we were unable to find it. Later that same evening my friend Kristy stopped by and mentioned that she was headed to Noonans. after she left our house. I told her of our failed shopping trip there and she exclaimed that she knew where to find the ChocoVine in the store. I hoped right in the van with her and we were off. Well, not only did we find the ChocoVine, but I also found a bottle of Smirnoff Espresso Vodka.
As many of the reviews stated, ChocoVine was very similar to taste to Baileys Irish Cream, and definitely better over ice than on its own. I then took a one part each of the ChocoVine and the espresso vodka, and poured them over ice after a quick shake. Now I was really happy...I found this drink to be absolutely delicious, but would be afraid to drink too many...I can't help but think that the ChocoVine is ChocFull if calories, but in moderation, all is good. Give it a try and let me know what you think.