THE WEEKEND COCKTAIL: Chocolate Raspberry Martini

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gwen-headshot-110x110BY GWEN KENNEALLY

One of my favorite desserts is chocolate raspberry cheesecake. I created this cocktail in the spirit of a girl can never have too much chocolate. Godiva makes an amazing chocolate liqueur or you can always find one in your local liquor store. For the raspberry,  use Chambord, a French black raspberry liqueur or make your own. Great for giving as a holiday gift this is a simple recipe that always receives rave reviews. (Yes, it is that time to start thinking about holiday gifts!) Life is short so enjoy your dessert before dinner!

choc raspberry martiniChocolate Raspberry Martini

4 ounces vodka

1 ounce chocolate liqueur

1 ounce Chambord or Raspberry liqueur 

1 ounce white crème de cacao

Chocolate syrup to coat rim of martini glass

Raspberry for garnish

Shaved chocolate for garnish

 

Coat the rim of two martini glasses with chocolate syrup. Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into the martini glasses. Top with shaved chocolate and a raspberry.

 

Raspberry Liqueur

 1-pint fresh raspberries

2 1/2 cups Vodka

1 Vanilla bean

1 cinnamon stick

1/2-cup super fine sugar

Rinse berries and place in a mixing bowl, lightly crushing to release flavor.  Add vodka, vanilla bean, cinnamon and sugar and mix well.  Strain mixture through dampened cheesecloth squeezing as much juice as possible. Stir and pour into a bottle and store in a cool dark place for 3 weeks.

Gwen Kenneally is the owner of Back to the Kitchen, Full Service Catering and Party Planning. Check out her website and blog www.Backtothekitchen.net and www.gwenkenneally.blogspot.com

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