Chocolate Lark Cocktail (Low-Proof)

A chocolatey riff on the classic Adonis cocktail, this drink is made with crème de cacao, sherry, and vermouth. This low-proof cocktail feels so special you won’t know what you’re missing. It’s equally perfect for a holiday cocktail party or Friday movie night!

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink


  • 1 ounce Amontillado sherry
  • 1 ounce Carpano Antica
  • 3/4 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Black sugar (garnish)


1 Garnish the glass: Just before serving, use a lime wedge to wet the outer rim of a chilled coupe glass. Turning the glass on its side, dip the outer rim into a small bowl filled with black sugar, and coat the outer top of the glass.

2 Make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the sherry, Carpano Antica (or vermouth), crème de cacao, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake until cold to the touch, and strain into a chilled coupe glass.


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