Chocolate Martinis Aren’t Gay, Okay?
I’m not sure most straight men will own up to it, but chocolate martinis are pretty freaking delicious. I mean it is essentially booze-filled chocolate milk. I try to get into the kitchen a few times a week and just experiment with different recipes I find online and I think I have come up with a winner on this particular cocktail.
Yeah, you’re going to look at this recipe below and go “He makes his own chocolate syrup?! Why??? Why would anyone do that?” The short answer is that you don’t have to. Go buy your chocolate syrup, leave me to my kitchen chemistry experiments, and just make the cocktail. I like to cook and tinker so, thus, there is a recipe for chocolate syrup. Judge me in your head, if you must, and leave me to my kitchen!
Have them with a cookie, cake, straight up, on the rocks, who cares!
Chocolate Martini Cocktail Recipe
1 oz Creme de Cacao Liqueur
1 oz Vodka or Vanilla Vodka
0.5 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
2.5 oz Whole Milk or Half-and-Half
Chocolate Syrup for the glass
First, prepare your martini glasses by taking chocolate syrup in a squeeze bottle and squeezing along the inside of each glass. Be decorative!
Next, place the liqueurs, vodka, and dairy into a cocktail shaker halfway filled with ice, put on the lid, and shake for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour into prepared chocolate lined martini glasses. Drink up!
Chocolate Syrup Recipe
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups
1/2 cup Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
2 teaspoons vanilla exctract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon corn syrup
In a small pot, bring water and sugar to a boil and whisk in cocoa, vanilla, salt, and corn syrup. Whisk until all of the solids have dissolved. Reduce sauce until slightly thickened. Strain and cool to room temperature. Pour into squeeze bottles.
Chocolate Syrup recipe derived from: Alton Brown Cocoa Syrup
Let me know in the comments if you try out the recipes.