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Because the main ingredient for this has limited availability, I don’t get to make this often, but I love chocolate, coffee and from time to time, a good martini. Put them all together and you get a really creamy, chocolatey martini with a kick! It’s five o’clock somewhere, so without further ado, I give you the Molten Chocolate Espresso Martini! Cheers!
3/4 cup of Starbuck’s Molten Chocolate Latte
1/2 cup milk (or half & half, if you prefer)
1 shot vodka (plain, peppermint, whipped cream all work really well)
Garnish (your choice!)
Ghirardelli chocolate syrup
To make 2 martinis; about a 1/2 cup each – Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker (although a mason jar works well too if you don’t have a shaker) – you can add ice if you’d like, or try it in a frosted martini glass -either is fine! I like to put the Ghiradelli Chocolate Syrup in a pattern of some sort in the martini glass and then pour the mixture in – it adds a little more chocolate flavor and it stays for a couple of pours, so you don’t have to redo it over and over again.
I became a fan of chocolate martinis thanks to an outing with some co-workers a few years ago. It became a tradition whenever we got together. About a year or so ago, I discovered Starbuck’s Molten Chocolate Latte cold brew and I thought, why not? I have used a mocha frappacino when the molten chocolate latte isn’t available near me, but I didn’t care for it as much.
I’ve made it with half & half and it changes the creaminess of it a bit, but doesn’t really do anything to the flavor as opposed to milk, so either can be used.
For a treat around the holidays, try a peppermint vodka for a chocolate/mint taste or maybe rim the glass with crushed Ghirardelli peppermint bark to make it a little more festive looking. I bet too, if you tried a caramel syrup instead of a chocolate syrup, that would be pretty darn good too!
As you can see, this recipe is easily adjusted to your taste, not to mention tolerance. Try this one for your next virtual happy hour and let me know what you put in it to make it your own!
If you’re not a fan of the martini, it makes a pretty fancy non-alcoholic beverage too, by the way! Remember though, this has espresso in it, so don’t overdo it or you’ll be up all night!
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