Monday, December 31, 2007

The Lush Life

One of my favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and cherry; cherry cordials and black forest cake send me to a special place. The Base Bar here in Chicago combined this goodness in an excellent chocolate cherry martini. Here's my take on it. This drink is for the grown and sexy; drink with caution.
You'll need EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka, Godiva Dark Liqueur, cocoa, maraschino cherries and bittersweet chocolate shavings. This is not a cheap drink!

Chill the martini glass and dust the rim with cocoa. Add 2 parts EFFEN and 1 part Godiva Dark to a martini shaker with ice. Shake well. Pour into glass. Garnish with cherries. Sprinkle very lightly with chocolate shavings.

If you like, you can add a splash of Godiva White to the martini shaker. Your cocktail will look like this. I prefer it without Godiva White.

Happy New Year's! (If you finish an entire martini, you may need to bring your New Year in with Dick Clark.)

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