Saturday, February 11, 2012

CHOCOLATE MARTINIS



DARK CHOCOLATE MARTINI
2 to 2 1/2 ounces, Stoli Vanil (vanilla infused vodka, made by Stolichnaya)
2 teaspoons (or to taste) Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur
3-4 ice cubes – cracked
chocolate shavings or curls for garnish
(shave the edge of a chocolate bar using a vegetable peeler)
In a pitcher or cocktail shaker, measure the vodka and chocolate liqueur. Add the cracked ice and shake vigorously or stir energetically. Strain into (preferably chilled) martini glass. Add a few curls of chocolate.
[NOTE: an easy way to mix this for a group, is to measure the vodka into a martini glass – pour one glassful for each serving over cracked ice in a pitcher or cocktail shaker, then add the desired amount of chocolate liqueur, shake or stir – then strain into individual glasses, garnish and serve.]

WHITE CHOCOLATE MARTINI
2 to 2 1/2 ounces, smooth (high quality) vodka
(may be Stoli Vanil, or other, unflavored vodka as preferred)
2 teaspoons (or to taste), Godiva white chocolate liqueur
about one teaspoon, heavy or whipping cream
3-4 ice cubes – cracked
a stemmed maraschino cherry for garnish
In a pitcher or cocktail shaker, measure the vodka, liqueur and cream over cracked ice. Shake or stir vigorously, then strain into (preferably chilled) martini glass. Add cherry for garnish.

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