The perfect cocktail can create lots of heat on Valentine's Day. And nothing says V.D. better than chocolate, so why not combine the two? That's just what the experts at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead did.... just for GalTime readers! Enjoy!
Created by Mixologist Christa Sladky
White Chocolate Cherry Martini
1 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
3/4 oz Stoli® Vanil
3/4 oz House-infused Cherry Brandy
1/2 oz Half-and-half
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve up, garnished with a cherry speared with white chocolate.
1 1/2 oz Knob Creek Bourbon
1/2 oz Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
3/4 oz House-made Spiced Cocoa Nib Syrup
1 dash Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters
2 dashes Bittermen's Xocolatl Mole (Chocolate Bitters)
Build in a mixing glass over ice and stir for about 30 rotations, until glass is foggy. Strain over ice into a snifter. Garnish with an orange twist dipped in dark chocolate.