Two of your favorite things—dessert and booze—come together in the expertly crafted Nessie's Wake cocktail

You know when you've just finished an amazing meal, and you're just too full to have dessert and be able to finish your cocktail? (How could someone choose between chocolate and booze?!) The answer to this epic dilemma lies right in your glass. The Nessie's Wake incorporates dark chocolate and potent scotch for a perfect cocktail that is just the right amount of sweet.

You'll find chocolate bitters inside the mixture, but the real crème de la crème is what's on top. Nope, not a cherry (although, that might make for a nice little addition-just saying), but a few pieces-even call it a mini-slab, if you will-of dark chocolate.

This is the kind of dessert you can feel good about. Dark chocolate has more antioxidants than its milk or white relatives (the darker the better), and it's also good for your heart, as dark chocolate is said to help lower your blood pressure and increase your HDL-the good kind of cholesterol. (Read up on your chocolate knowledge with 5 Reasons Chocolate Is the Best Treat Ever.) We're all about mixing the naughty with some nice when it comes to tasty recipes, and the Quincey Jones Cocktail is another great example of a drink that successfully bridges the gap between hangover and healthy.

Nessie's Wake Cocktail


0.75 oz. Frangelico

1.5 oz. Cutty Sark Prohibition Scotch

0.75 oz. Borghetti

Two dashes of chocolate bitters

Dark chocolate (for garnish)


  1. Combine chocolate bitters, Borghetti, Frangelico, scotch, and ice in a mixing glass.
  2. Stir until mixture is chilled and slightly diluted.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail coup.
  4. Garnish with a few pieces of dark chocolate