Chocolate Almond Martini. Sometimes you just want to “drink” your dessert. This is a delicious dessert martini that you can serve along with dessert or on its own.
Drizzle some chocolate syrup in a decorative pattern in a martini glass. In a cocktail shaker with ice, shake two kinds of chocolate liqueur with almond liqueur and heavy cream. Strain into a martini glass. Lightly dust the top of the martini with cocoa powder. And you’ve got a chocolatey martini that tastes like a liquid chocolate almond mousse.
From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….
Chocolate Almond Martini
1 oz chocolate syrup
1 oz Trader Vic’s Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz Godiva Chocolate liqueur
1/2 oz Disaronno Amaretto liqueur
1 oz heavy cream
6 – 8 ice cubes for the cocktail shaker
Powdered cocoa to garnish
Drizzle the chocolate syrup inside the martini glass in a decorative pattern. In the cocktail shaker, combine the liqueurs and the heavy cream. Shake the liqueurs and cream with the ice cubes. Strain the liquid into the martini glass. Lightly dust the martini with cocoa powder using a fine strainer. And serve!
Makes one dessert martini.
Variations: Before drizzling the chocolate syrup in the martini glass, dip the glass’ rim into a shallow saucer of amaretto and then dip the rim into a saucer of very finely minced almonds. Try mini chocolate chips or shaved chocolate on the rim. If you can’t find Trader Vic’s chocolate liqueur, use 2 oz. of Godiva liqueur. You can use half and half instead of heavy cream. Garnish with a few stemmed red maraschino cherries on a cocktail pick. Or, as a fun treat, you can “hide” a stemmed maraschino cherry at the bottom of the glass after you drizzle the chocolate syrup into the glass. This is by no means a low calorie beverage!
Please remember to drink responsibly.
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