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Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini

Beloved and I were at a local restaurant the other day, perusing the martini menu, when we came across four that had women’s names.  The waitress told us they were named after the characters in Sex in the City, which I’ve never seen before.  Regardless, the Carrie – a mango infused martini – was wonderful, as was the Charlotte; smooth and chocolate-flavored.  I liked the Charlotte so much that we pestered the waitress to get the recipe for us.  And she did.

So, off we toddled to the liquor store yesterday after work, and Beloved asked me if we should buy everything to make the Charlotte martini.  (Yes, sometimes he asks silly questions.)  One of the ingredients was amaretto, so we bought the Disaronno.  It also called for dark chocolate Godiva liqueur, but we already had white chocolate Godiva at home.  After futzing around with the recipe, Beloved said, “This tastes a little bit like cherry – it must be from the Disaronno.”  I piped up, “Oh, we should put a few drops of kirsch in it, then!”

So we did, and it was sublime.  Here’s the recipe as we made it last night – it is marvelous.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini

serves 2 – or me

2 parts vanilla vodka

1 part Frangelico

1 part white chocolate Godiva liqueur

1 part Disaronno

1 part half and half

splash of kirsch

Mix all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice; strain into two chilled martini glasses (or pour one, and put the shaker into the freezer to keep it cold until you’re ready for the rest).

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