Dark chocolate martini

A slick and sexy cocktail to satisfy those chocolate cravings from Paul Young
By Paul A Young
Dark chocolate martini
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  • Serves: 1
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • crushed ice cubes
  • 30 g dark chocolate, (70% cocoa solids), plus a piece to serve
  • 25 ml double cream
  • ice cubes
  • 30 ml vodka
  • 15 ml dry vermouth

Method

1. Fill a martini glass with crushed ice to cool the glass.

2. Break the chocolate into squares in a bowl. Heat the cream to scorching point and pour over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.

3. Put lots of ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, add the spirits and a double measure of the chocolate sauce (use the rest in a second helping). Put the lid on and shake, shake, shake for 15 seconds.

4. Discard the crushed ice from the glass and strain in the chocolate Martini. Drop in a small piece of chocolate and serve while still ice cold.

Variation: for an even sexier drink add a dash of Grand Marnier or Cointreau liqueur and carefully hold a lighter to a strip of orange peel and allow the burnt oils to fall onto the surface of the cocktail.

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