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25Jul 12

Chocolate Martini

chocolate martini
Chocolate martinis
bring back fond memories for me. I’ve done a lot of travelling in the Americas, but I’ve seen a little of Europe too, living for a few years in London, and working in a graphic design agency. At that time I had a British racing green sports car for a while and I would sometimes drive from London to Nice in the South of France.

I love to travel, in all sorts of ways and to all sorts of places… and for me it was the spirit of adventure that drove me to pack a few things on the roof and set off on the longish journey; across the English channel, meandering down through France, stopping off in Bordeaux, or to see friends in Clermont Ferrand – before snaking my way down to Nice on the Cote d’Azur; sometimes taking a little time to explore Provence on the way.

The journey itself was part of the adventure; you see I’m not one of those that just wants to get straight from A to B! After a few days of relaxed journeying, we would stay on the Nice harbour overlooking the sea and enjoy the buzz of the city with its Italianate architecture, stony beaches, meandering roads and lively nightclubs. It was here in that I sampled my first chocolate martini.

So I weave the story because of a personal link between the south of France and this creamy cocktail; not that the two are connected in any other way. There are lots of variations on the chocolate martini; and of the many that I’ve tried since my days in Nice, I find this the creamiest and most delicious. You can rim the glass with chocolate if you wish, and top off with a cherry.  I include white chocolate liqueur in my mix… if you’re a white chocolate fan, check out this white chocolate mousse too.

Chocolate Martini
Recipe type: Cocktail Drink
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Serves: 2
There are lots of variations on the chocolate martini; I find this mix of chocolate vodka, chocolate liqueur, creme de cacoa and milk, the creamiest and most delicious.
  • 4.5cl chocolate vodka
  • 9cl white chocolate liqueur
  • 2cl shot crème de cocoa
  • 9cl whole milk
  • crushed ice
  1. Fill a shaker with crushed ice, measure in the ingredients, give it a good shake and pour into a glass.


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  1. That´s the stuff!

  2. This drink is perfect for people like me who can never decide between a chocolate dessert or an alcoholic beverage after a meal. We can have both!


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