Coffee chocolate ‘martini’
This isn’t really a martini, as the alcohol it contains is creme de cacoa and coffee liqueur rather than gin and vermouth. It looks attractive served in a martini glass though.
To make 8 servings, you’ll need:
- 60ml coffee liqueur, such as Tia Maria or Kahlua
- 240ml creme de cacoa (if you want to make a less alcoholic version of this cocktail, you could also use an equal quantity of hot chocolate, chilled.
- 300ml vodka
- 240ml espresso coffee, made from freshly ground beans and chilled
- white only of one free range egg
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 12 ice cubes
- Put all the liquid ingredients – coffee liqueur, chocolate liqueur or hot chocolate, vodka and coffee in a freezer-proof jug, bottle or bowl. Cover, and place in the freezer for a couple of hours.
- Put the egg white in a bowl, and whisk until frothy. Spread the sugar out on a saucer. Dip the rims of the glasses first into the egg, then into the sugar. Leave them to dry, then chill them in the fridge.
- Crush the ice roughly, either in a food processor or by putting them in a plastic bag and wrapping it in a tea towel. Put the bundle on a chopping board, and hit it with a rolling pin until the ice is broken into suitable pieces. Divide the ice between the eight glasses.
- Pour the cocktail mixture over the ice. If you have any egg white left, use it to stick a chocolate covered coffee bean to the foot of the glass.
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