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Black Forest martini
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An indulgent cocktail inspired by the chocolate and cherry German dessert Schwarzwälder kirschtorte (Black Forest gâteau).
Makes: 1 drink
50ml crème de cacao
25ml cherry brandy
10-15ml crème de cassis
Chocolate cream topping:
25ml chocolate flavoured Irish cream liqueur
100ml whipping cream
10g dark chocolate
1 glacé cherry
1 To make the chocolate cream, whip the chocolate flavoured Irish cream liquor with 100ml of whipping cream until it is lightly aerated. It should still be a pouring consistency.
2 Fill a martini glass with ice to chill.
3 Fill your cocktail shaker three quarters full of ice.
4 Add the crème de cacao, cherry brandy and crème de cassis.
5 Shake vigorously for around 15 seconds to ensure that it is well mixed and well chilled.
6 Empty your martini glass and strain your cocktail into the glass.
7 Top with the chocolate whipped cream, grate over dark chocolate and garnish with a glacé cherry.
This recipe was first published in December 2014.