The recipe below for a Chocolate Dark Cherry Martini was sent to me this past weekend as a reminder of American Chocolate Week, which is March 12-21. This alcoholic drink needs some prep time though, so get started on it the night before as the cherries and vodka need to sit together overnight.
Chocolate Dark Cherry Martini
5 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz chocolate liqueur
20 fresh cherries
1 ea chocolate covered cherry
1 oz shaved white chocolate
~ In a plastic container, mix 5 oz of vodka with 20 stemmed and seeded cherries.
~ Blend and strain until smooth consistency. Let mixture sit over night.
~ To finish the drink add chocolate liqueur. Mix in shaker and serve.
~ Garnish with pulled caramel, cherry, and shaved white chocolate.