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VALENTINE’S DAY: Chocolate Martini

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A Truffletini with a chocolate syrup garnish.
Photo courtesy Godiva.
 

What better excuse for a Chocolate Martini than Valentine’s Day?

We’re particularly fond of the Godiva Truffletini—so chocolaty that you can have it for dessert. It combines both the original chocolate and white chocolate Godiva liqueurs. But if you only want to buy one bottle, there are enough chocolate liqueur cocktail recipes to keep you mixing until next Valentine’ Day.

RECIPE: GODIVA CHOCOLATE TRUFFLETINI

Ingredients For 1 Cocktail

  • 1 ounce Godiva Original Liqueur
  • .5 ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • .5 ounce vodka
  • Garnish options: chocolate cookie rim, shaved chocolate; a chocolate truffle, heart-shaped bonbon or strawberry notched onto the rim; a cocktail pick with raspberries; or a chocolate syrup garnish* as shown in the photo above
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    Preparation

    1. COMBINE liqueurs and vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice.

    2. SHAKE and strain into a pre-chilled Martini glass.

    3. GARNISH and serve.
     
    *Use chocolate syrup in a squeeze bottle to swirl a pattern onto the inside of the glass.

     

    GODIVA CHOCOLATE LIQUEURS

    There is an entire family of delicious Godiva chocolate liqueurs:

  • Godiva Caramel Liqueur, which makes a delicious Carameltini (1 ounce liqueur, 1/2 ounce vodka).
  • Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, the original flavor.
  • Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur, sweeter than the original.
  • Godiva Mocha Liqueur, great in a cup of coffee or to amp up a White Russian.
  • Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, which is delicious by itself (all the flavors are!) or mixed with orange liqueur, alone or in a Martini or other recipe.
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    HOW TO ENJOY GODIVA CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR

  • In cocktails
  • For straight sipping
  • In hot chocolate
  • In hot coffee and iced coffee
  • Atop ice cream
  • In a spiked ice cream soda or milkshake
  • In dessert recipes
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    Time to get mixing!

      Skip Caplan ¬©2005 124 west 24th. street New York N.Y. 10011 212.463.0541
    White chocolate liqueur on the rocks, but any of the chocolate liqueurs is delicious this way, straight up or in coffee. Photo courtesy Godiva.
     

      




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