Who doesn't like chocolate? . . . probably people allergic to it. Who doesn't like booze? . . . teetotalers. Hmmm. Oh well, I press onward.

Homemade flavored alcohols are easy to make. And here's how to make just one of an infinity of variations. You might like to enjoy this before, after, or during a meal of Cacao Nib Crusted Steaks .

Step 1: Needed

* 1 cup (around 4 oz) cacao nibs

* 7.5 oz alcohol such as Everclear or Golden Grain

* 20 oz of cooled simple syrup --- equal portions of sugar and water, heated so that the sugar dissolves, then cooled

* A funnel and strainer; this could be a funnel lined with a coffee filter or several layers of cheesecloth. I happen to have access to funnels used to collect kidney stones from urine . . . they're clean I swear.

* A pint mason jar and lid

* Time

* 1 1" piece of vanilla bean (optional, but I did it this time)

* An empty container for the finished product (here, an emptied liqueur bottle with the label removed)

Awesome idea. Love that you included recipes as well. :)
Thanks! No use having chocolate booze if you don't know what to do with it.
Thanks for sharing! I might try this.
Very good idea to use nibs, I use cocoa powder and it is a mess to strain back out. Nicely made instructable.
Thanks! I had some left over and thought, what the heck.

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