Many of you who came to our 3rd anniversary party (which was a roaring success – thank you to those who came and continue to support us!) tasted the chocolate martinis we were pouring that night. Rich and extremely chocolate-y, they are unlike any chocolate-flavoured cocktail you’ve tried. Kerstin first made a chocolate liqueur, and then topped that up with a bit more vodka for good measure. A few Valrhona Pearls to float on top, and voila! The perfect drink for your next party.
adapted from Scharffenberger
makes 3 cups
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (we used Valrhona)
1 cup boiling water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 cup vodka
Combine the boiling water with the cocoa powder in a bowl, stirring to dissolve the cocoa, and set aside.
In a saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Stir the sugar syrup into the cocoa mixture and add the vodka. Strain the mixture into a container with a lid.
Refrigerate overnight (it will keep for several weeks).
For each drink, pour 2 parts liqueur to 1 part vodka into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, and serve. If desired, float a handful of Valrhona Chocolate Pearls on top.