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Chocolate & Orange Martini Recipe

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Chocolate & Orange Martini Cocktail

Chocolate & Orange Martini with a Hershey's Kiss

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The combination of chocolate and orange is a favorite in cocktails and there are a number of drinks that highlight how delightful it is. This Chocolate & Orange Martini is one of them and it relies on just a touch of orange to accent the chocolate.

The hint of orange is a perfect contrast for drinks that rely heavily on chocolate. I've used it in drinks like this Chocolate Margarita as well and it works because it gives the drink a profile beyond sweet cocoa.

The other unique thing about this cocktail is that it uses a melted chocolate rim. This version is a nice homemade touch and is fun for a party or when you already have chocolate in a double boiler. You can also melt the chocolate in a microwave. Next time you're making chocolate covered strawberries, treat yourself to this martini as well.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Shake the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Strain into the prepared glass.

To make the chocolate rim:

  1. Place chunks of chocolate into a heat-safe bowl.
  2. Place this bowl over a pot of water.
  3. Heat and simmer the water until the chocolate is completely melted.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate onto a plate and dip the rim of the cocktail glass into the chocolate.
  5. Stand the glass upright.
  6. Allow the chocolate to set.
  7. Chill the glass.
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