An Orange Chocolate Cocktail for Passover

Passover is almost here, and I’ve got just the cocktail to help you celebrate a chametz-free house. There’s nothing like putting your feet up with a sumptuous cocktail after hours (or days!) of spring-cleaning. The best part is that this cocktail is Kosher for Passover as it uses white rum.

The primary inspiration for today’s drink is a classic Passover dessert: chocolate-dipped candied orange peels. There’s something about the crunchy citrus and dark chocolate that I just adore.

White rum pairs so well with citrus, so I knew it would pair well with orange curacao. I could have used a sweeter orange liqueur, but was concerned about it becoming overly sweet. I find that I can maintain a better sweetness ratio for this cocktail with a bit of simple syrup to taste. To get that chocolate flavor without overwhelming the cocktail as a whole, I used chocolate bitters. This helps maintain the bright feel of the drink so it feels more like a springtime libation than a winter one. Here’s wishing you and your family a meaningful Passover!

Orange Chocolate Rum Cocktail

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1 Drink


  • 2 Ounces White Rum
  • 3/4 Ounce Orange Curacao
  • 1/4 Ounce Simple Syrup
  • 3 Dashes Chocolate Bitters


  • Place all ingredients in a cocktail beaker with ice and stir until cold.
  • Serve up in a martini glass and garnish with chocolate shavings.

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