The Magic of Mozart Chocolate Liqueur

The Magic of Mozart Chocolate Liqueur (Photo by the brand)

A Spirit with a Sonic Soul

Austria is the perfectly picturesque backdrop for a spectacularly sonic spirit. While eliciting a vision of Julie Andrews waltzing and singing amidst the snowcapped Alps in “The Sound of Music,” it also evokes the glory of Swiss chocolate and the legacy of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Since its inception in 1954, and in homage to the composer, Mozart Distillerie GmBH (located in Salzberg, the composer’s birthplace) and its head distiller Dietmar Fadinger have produced Mozart Chocolate Liqueurs, a line of all-natural chocolate-and-sugar-beet-based liqueurs.

Mozart White Chocolate

This rich, indulgent White Chocolate Vanilla Cream Liqueur combines fresh cream, sugarcane distillate, cocoa butter, and Madagascar bourbon vanilla. It’s velvety, light, and elegant. It’s a little lighter in consistency than Irish Cream liqueurs, and it isn’t overly sweet. It also has a slightly lower ABV of 15%, which makes it an ideal choice for those seeking lighter drink options. Hints of fresh cherry and strawberry are accompanied by pleasant caramel tones, which makes this a perfect dessert dram. Whether added to coffee or chilled and drizzled over fresh summer berries, it will sweetly complete any outdoor summer dinner.

Mozart Dark Chocolate

Poured into a snifter, the dark brown liqueur glints with a slightly copper shade. This smoky cocoa tipple reveals a fresh herbal nose with hints of toffee, spice, and plenty of rich, burnished chocolate that lingers and finishes pleasantly. Reminiscent of Coco Puffs, the dry chocolate flavors call to mind the best versions of hot chocolate and Dutch cocoa-dusted desserts. The 17% ABV liqueur contributes to creating a fabulous Mozart Martini. Mixing equal parts of your favorite vodka and Mozart Dark Chocolate Liqueur, shaking vigorously with ice, and straining into a chilled coupe is intensified by adding a generous grating of premium dark chocolate. It’s a refreshing and sinful substitute for the Espresso Martini.

Music Matters

What better way to create a soul-infused elixir than blasting Mozart’s “String Quartet in D major” into each batch?  Using a production process christened “sound milling,” Mozart (the distillery) plays Mozart (the composer) 380 times into each batch, much like what Dave Pickerell did with Metallica’s Blackened American Whiskey. In each case, the music improves the beverage (or so it would… sound)! Continuing with that “sound” theme, Mozart uses ultrasound to pulverize its cocoa, achieving a smoother consistency in the finished product.

Not one to rest on its laurels, Mozart Chocolate Liqueurs offers other happy spirits to make memorable moments even sweeter! With fall just around the corner, I recommend picking up a bottle of Mozart Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Liqueur. What better way to enhance the Halloween experience than with its creamy, light orange chocolate pumpkin spice flavors and full-bodied milk chocolate finish?

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