Friday, December 30, 2011
The Ultimate Chocolate Martini
Brian's not much of a champagne drinker so, with New Year's Eve coming, I wanted to make a festive cocktail that didn't rely on the bubbly. A chocolate martini seemed a good choice and I asked him to bring home a bottle of Godiva chocolate liqueur. He bought what I asked for but, as I was mixing the drink, he expressed doubt that it would be good.
2 oz. Vanilla vodka
2 oz. Chocolate liqueur
1 oz. Hot cocoa, cooled (see below)
1/2 oz. Creme de cacao
1 oz. Piece of chocolate, melted
1 oz. Piece of chocolate, grated
Melt the chocolate in a shallow dish and dip a cocktail glass into it until the rim of the glass is coated in chocolate. Set the glass in the freezer for a few minutes to set. Prepare a packet of hot cocoa mix but use only 1/2 cup of boiling water instead of the full cup on the recipe. Make sure the cocoa is completely dissolved and set aside to cool. Once cooled, combine an ounce of the mixture with the vodka, chocolate liqueur and creme de cacao in a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Pour into the chilled cocktail glass and top with the grated chocolate.
Labels: A Cocktail Life