Friday, October 3, 2008

Chocolate Raspberry Martini

I'm not a huge drinker, but when something spirited can double as dessert, I'm totally game! Leave it to HWTM to hook up something sweet in her Drink of the Week, a Chocolate Raspberry Martini. Bottoms up!

(recipe from HWTM)

Chocolate Raspberry Martini
{Makes 4 to 6 dessert drinks}

12 Fresh raspberries
2 ounces Chambord
4 Tablespoons Semi-Sweet Cocoa powder
8 ounces of Merlot or Cabernet

In a bowl add raspberries and ½ ounce of the Chambord. Muddle these together to ensure the two are well incorporated. Add the cocoa powder and 4 ounces of the red wine. Mix well and then strain into a small pitcher to remove the raspberry seeds. Add the additional Chambord and red wine. Pour into a mixing glass or shaker with ice and vigourously shake. Strain into martini glasses and enjoy!

As an option, rim your martini glasses with chocolate and crushed nuts. You can also dust with a little cocoa powder or add a shaving of chocolate.

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