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Chocolate and Spearmint Martini

posted: 06/30/10

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tablespoons/45 ml vodka
  • 1/2 ounce/15 g semisweet chocolate, finely grated
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup/115 ml half and half
  • 6 tablespoons/90 ml chocolate liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons/30 ml cr?me de menthe
  • 8 fresh spearmint leaves
  • 2 dark chocolate sticks, for garnish
  • 2 fresh spearmint sprigs, for garnish

PREPARATION:

  1. Pour 1 tablespoon/15 ml of vodka onto a small plate. Place the grated chocolate on another small plate. Dip the rims of 2 martini glasses into the vodka on the plate to moisten lightly, then dip the rims into the grated chocolate to coat lightly. Set aside.
  2. Combine the ice cubes, half and half, chocolate liqueur, cr?me de menthe, remaining 2 tablespoons/30 ml of vodka, and spearmint leaves in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is icy cold and a bit frothy. Strain into the prepared martini glasses. Garnish with a chocolate stick and spearmint sprig, and serve.
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