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Smoked Chocolate Chipotle Brown Sugar Stout #Choctoberfest 2018 & Giveaway!

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Wait, stop!! Don’t scroll by, or you’ll miss out on THE BEST chocolate event of the year!! TONS of recipes contributed by over 100 bloggers from around the world, and an ENORMOUS Prize Package being given away that you can enter to WIN!!





Yay!!! I’m so happy that you decided to join in on the fun! Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2018, and the founder of this event, Allison from The PinterTest Kitchenand our Gold Sponsor, Imperial Sugar!! Plus the rest of the wonderful sponsors that make this event successful and so much fun!




This is one of my favorite weeks of the year, because #Choctoberfest is finally here!


From now until the end of the week, I am joining forces with over 100 other bloggers from around the world to post literally 100’s of incredibly delicious chocolate recipes just for YOU!

Every day, #Choctoberfest bloggers will be celebrating all things chocolate – milk, dark, white, bittersweet, semi-sweet, and cocoa!


We are starting off with a #Choctoberfest Prize Pack
from our kind and generous sponsors!

Scroll down to learn how YOU can enter to WIN!


One lucky winner will receive the following:

  • A 100-Piece Cake Decorating Kit from our blog sponsors The PinterTest Kitchen. This set includes a cake turntable, piping bags, piping tips, flower nozzles, scapers, and more.
  • A-+3n Instant Pot and a 40-Pound Case of Granulated Sugar from our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar. Imperial Sugar provides high-quality sugar and sweetener products, and over 100 years of time-tested recipes. Sweet things happen when people come together in the kitchen, and that’s why Imperial Sugar has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations for generations.
  • Coconut Oil and Chocolate Silk Greens from our silver sponsor Barlean’s, your trusted source for chocolatey goodness superfood nutrition. Barlean’s has a commitment to staying ahead of the innovation curve in providing the absolute highest quality product.
  • A Chocolate Gift Pack from our silver sponsor Forte Chocolates. You’ll receive 12 of their most popular chocolate bars. With Forte Chocolates, you can celebrate life through chocolate. They also have a line of chocolate developed specifically to use in savory recipes.
  • A Chocolate Gift Pack from our silver sponsor Divine Chocolate. You’ll receive one of each of their baking bars, a white chocolate bar, and their top 5 everyday bars. Divine Chocolate is the only Fairtrade chocolate company in the world that is owned by cocoa farmers. Their baking bars are also a delicious vegan option.
  • A Selection of Sprinkles from our silver sponsor Sprinkle Pop. Sprinkle Pop’s bespoke sprinkle creations are one of a kind, just like you! At Sprinkle Pop, you can also order a custom sprinkle mix; there isn’t a sprinkle mix that you can dream up that they can’t create.


That’s a prize pack worth over $400! Open worldwide, except where prohibited. Must be 18+ to enter (21+ in some locations). See terms and conditions for more details.




So, to get this party started at my house, I decided to kick off the event by sharing my recipe for the latest craze in cocktails…smoked cocktails!!

Yes, you read that correctly! But don’t worry, even though you can add a smokey flavor by using many different methods such as actual, real smoke, I’m making it easy for everyone to prepare without the use of a smoker or fire!

My creation and contribution to this latest craze and chocolate event, is my very own Smoked Chocolate Chipotle Brown Sugar Stout that knocked our socks off and was the talk of the party!!

Deep, dark, rich stout with a velvety & creamy head, a kick of heat, a touch of smoke, and a pleasant balance of light sweetness infusing chocolate, and Light Brown Imperial Sugar®!

Imperial Sugar® is celebrating their 175th Anniversary this year, so I thought that an eclectic cocktail might be just the ticket for the celebration! We LOVE their products, and I’m sure you’ll lie them, and this festive cocktail, just as much as we do!


Get to Know Imperial Sugar!

“For 175 years, Imperial Sugar has been a trusted name in family kitchens all across the south. Sweet things happen when people come together in the kitchen, and that’s why Imperial Sugar has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations for generations. We’re the secret ingredient in family-favorite recipes handed down from one generation to another. Home cooks know that when you bake with love and Imperial Sugar, that’s when memories are made. Imperial Sugar provides high-quality sugar and sweetener products and over 100 years of time-tested recipes. Our family of products includes granulated sugar, light and dark brown sugar, free-flowing sugar, powdered sugar, sugar shakers and Steviacane® (Stevia + sugar blend). Imperial Sugar products are 100% pure cane sugar, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results.”

*BE SURE to check out their Halloween Recipes perfect for all of your little ghouls, goblins, and party ideas!!

And do keep my recipe for Smoked Chocolate Chipotle Brown Sugar Stout in mind for all of your upcoming parties, fall events, and football Sunday get-togethers!

It’s so easy to make! You simply add just a little of the stout to a glass, add the rest of the ingredients…




…give it a nice stir…





…and fill the glass the rest of the way with that deep, dark, rich & creamy stout for an incredibly sinful, chocolatey, and smokey cocktail treat devilishly befitting of Halloween!




Thank you so very much Imperial Sugar! I cannot even begin to tell you how thankful we are for sponsoring this event, and for providing my little family with your wonderful products!! Your generous contribution to all of us bloggers, and one lucky winner, is very much appreciated!

The only sugar we use, and the ONLY light brown sugar that doesn’t turn into a brick!





*Though I have been sent product by Imperial Sugar®, my opinions of their products are solely my own. 


Smoked Chocolate Chipotle Brown Sugar Stout
Yield: 1 serving

Smoked Chocolate Chipotle Brown Sugar Stout


  • 1 (11.2 oz.) bottle of rich, dark stout beer, chilled
  • 2 Tbl. (or 2 pumps = 1 oz.) dark or milk chocolate syrup, more if you like it extra chocolatey!
  • 1 1/2 tsp. packed Light Brown Imperial Sugar®, *more if you prefer sweeter!
  • 1/4 tsp. well-pureed chipotles in adobo (peppers & sauce mixed), or to taste for heat
  • 1/8 tsp. liquid smoke, you can add more, (but be careful as a little goes a long way!)
  • TINY pinch smoked salt, just a few crystals, (optional)


  • In bottom of small beer glass, add a 1/4 of the stout from the bottle.
  • Add rest of ingredients and gently stir to mix and dissolve sugar.
  • Add rest of beer. (*Hold up high to get a nice head!)
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!





    To enter to win the Prize Package, simply follow our sponsors using the widget below. You can gain *additional entries* by following me and the other participating bloggers.


    A winner will be drawn on October 21st, 2018, and contacted via email.

    Good luck!


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    *Don’t forget to come back to my blog for more chocolatey goodness between now and October 20th! I, personally, will be contributing three MORE recipes for you to make!

    So be sure to stop by and see mine, as well as ALL of the participating bloggers’ recipes each day! They’re sure to be SPOOKTACULAR!!


    Don’t miss out!! Follow Imperial Sugar on these websites and social medias: Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all of the latest in recipes, ideas, and savings!

    And don’t forget to pop on over to Imperial Sugar’s Halloween Party Recipes and Ideas page!


    Here are Today’s Recipes!!

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    This years participating bloggers! Feel free to click on any of the links to check out many more recipes on each blog!


    The PinterTest Kitchen 2 Cookin Mamas 27th and Olive A Day in the Life on the Farm A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures A Little Fish in the Kitchen addicted 2 recipes Amy’s Cooking Adventures An Affair from the Heart April GoLightly At the Table with R and R Baking Sense Blade & Barbell Blogghetti Body Rebooted Books n’ Cooks Bottom Left of the Mitten Canning and Cooking at Home Cheese Curd In Paradise Chef Sarah Elizabeth Cindy’s Recipes and Writings Coconut & Lime Cook With Renu Cook’s Hideout Cookaholic Wife Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt Daily Dish Recipes Everyday Eileen Fairyburger Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice Family Around the Table Fix Me a Little Lunch Frankly Entertaining Frugal & Fit Get the Good Stuff! Growing Up Gabel Hardly A Goddess Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks Home Sweet Homestead House of Nash Eats Intelligent Domestications jenniferbakes JoAnn’s Food Bites Join Us, Pull up a Chair Jolene’s Recipe Journal Jonesin’ For Taste Karen’s Kitchen Stories Kate’s Recipe Box Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats LeMoine Family Kitchen Life on Food Life, Love, and Good Food Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish Little House Big Alaska Long Distance Baking Maria’s Mixing Bowl Moore or Less Cooking Must Love Home Norine’s Nest Our Good Life Our Sutton Place OVENTales Palatable Pastime Prettysweetblog Red Cottage Chronicles Restless Chipotle Reviews, Chews & How-Tos Sarah Cooks the Books Sarah’s Bake Studio Savory Moments Seasonal and Holiday Recipe Exchange Seasoned Sprinkles Seduction In The Kitchen Simple Family Crazy Life Simply Inspired Meals Snacks and Sips Soulfully Made Stephie The Happy Mom Sumptuous Spoonfuls Sweet Coralice Take Two Tapas Tampa Cake Girl That Recipe The Baking Fairy The Beard and The Baker The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine The Gingered Whisk The Heritage Cook The Mad Scientist’s Kitchen The Olive Blogger The Pajama Chef The Redhead Baker The Saucy Fig The Spiffy Cookie The Weekday Gourmet This is How I Cook Trampling Rose Turnips 2 Tangerines Walking Fruitfully Wendy Polisi Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen Zesty South Indian Kitchen



    Enjoy, have fun, and Happy Fall Y’All!!
    See ya tomorrow!



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    Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

    Monday 15th of October 2018

    What a creative cocktail! I love the chipotle kick


    Monday 15th of October 2018

    Thanks, Ann!! It really was delicious!

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