Coffee chocolate ‘martini’

beans and groundsThis 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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