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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Chocolate, Reworked

When presented with a bottle of Godiva chocolate liqueur, I finally took the opportunity to develop my own take on a chocolate martini. My general ground rule is that a martini should be of high proof, letting the flavors of the component liquors take the spotlight. In this case, I chose to round out the chocolate liqueur with subtle and deep almond and coffee flavors. If you like, slip in a pool of Irish cream liqueur as I did for a creamy taste and color contrast.

Chocolate, Reworked

2 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz coffee liqueur (I used Kahlua)
1/2 oz amaretto
1 oz chocolate liqueur (I used Godiva)

Shake first four ingredients together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Consider a sugared rim and a pool of Irish cream liqueur as garnishes.

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