Recipe: Chocolate Martini

Recipe: Chocolate Martini

The featured cocktail for Episode 44: Nesslerodes, take me home, is the chocolate martini. I said I would never do this drink. Listen to the episode to learn more about why. I include two recipes here. The first is the recipe I made for the recording, which I found way too sweet and pretty heavy, so the next time I made it I altered it a bit to lighten it app but also up the booze, which will also be included below.

Ingredients (original recipe):
1 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 oz. Creme de Cacao
1 oz. Chocolate Cream Liqueur (like Godiva)
.5 oz. Light Cream
Chocolate syrup and grate chocolate for garnish

Ingredients (Melissa’s variation):
3/4 oz. Vanilla Vodka
3/4 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Crème de Cacao
1 oz. Chocolate Cream Liqueur
Chocolate syrup and grate chocolate for garnish

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and serve straight up in a chilled coupe glass.
Optional: swirl chocolate syrup around the inside of the glass and top with shredded chocolate.


Recipe: The Sunstealer

Recipe: The Sunstealer

The Sunstealer is the featured cocktail of Episode 37: The Oreo Cookie Conspiracy. This cocktail was created by Henry Prendergast at Chicago bar and restaurant, Analogue.

This was a good cocktail, but not one that highlights the Crème de Cacao.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounces sweet vermouth, we used Dolan
  • 1/4-ounce Crème de Cacao, white (I realize I took the picture with the wrong type of crème de cacao derp)
  • 1/4-ounce Fernet Branca
  • dash orange bitters
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir until mixing glass is frosty.
  3. Strain into a chilled coup.

Enjoy!