Scharffen Berger Chocolate Liqueur and a Valentine Martini

Yields 3

Prep Time 15 min

Cook Time 5 min

Total Time 20 mins

Make your own chocolate liqueur and then make this cocktail for someone you love!

Ingredients

    For the liqueur

    • 1/4 cup unsweetened good cocoa powder
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup vodka

    For the Martini (Makes One Cocktail)

    • 2 oz Vodka
    • 1.5 oz finished chocolate liqueur
    • Whipped cream for topping
    • Shaved chocolate for garnish

    Directions

      To Make the Liqueur:

      1. In a bowl, dissolve the cocoa powder in boiling water.
      2. In a saucepan, bring sugar and water to a simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
      3. Add sugar syrup to cocoa syrup. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a jar with a lid. Add the vodka, cover and refrigerate for one week.
      4. To serve, stir well and strain again through a fine-mesh sieve.

      To Make the Martini:

      1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka and chocolate liqueur. Shake vigorously 5-6 times minimum until the container is ice cold. Strain and pour into a martini glass.
      2. Top with lightly-sweetened whipped cream.
      3. Garnish with chocolate shavings.
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