Milkshake Potion cocktail recipe

19 May 2023
Milkshake Potion cocktail recipe

This cocktail combines sweet liqueurs to create a milkshake-like concoction with a creamy finish

Hokus Pokus in London's Kings Cross aims to be playful when it comes to mixology, combining its inspiration of 19th century quack doctors and their so-called 'miracle cures' with new and fresh ways to create drinks. Bartenders will distill, infuse, pickle and smoke to get their flavours – sometimes adding a theatrical flame to embrace the immersive experience.

This cocktail seems simple at first sight, but uses infusion to turn spirits into creamy cocktail ingredients.

Hokus Pokus, Kings Cross, London. Bars manager: Greg Chudzio


  • 35ml coffee liqueur
  • 35ml homemade white chocolate liqueur


To make the homemade white chocolate liqueur, combine three Madagascar vanilla pods with 200ml of good quality vodka and leave to infuse for three to five days.

Separately, combine 400g of 70% white chocolate and 100g of 50% white chocolate. Add 200ml of double cream and 100ml of milk and one Madagascan vanilla pod. Simmer without boiling in a metal bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Don't allow the mixture to boil, but ensure all the chocolate has melted.

Remove the vanilla pod and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, mixing it often to avoid lumps.

Once cooled, slowly add the vanilla vodka and thoroughly mix.

Once combined, place it in a sealed, air-tight glass container and refrigerate. The liqueur should be consumed within three days.

To make the Milkshake Potion, shake the two liqueurs together and fine strain to a coupe glass. Garnish with grated dark chocolate.

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