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Chocolate Orange Martini

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The Chocolate Orange Martini is what you’ll want to mix up when you’re craving a creamy, chocolatey beverage. It has sweet notes and a delightful velvety texture, making it a great cocktail to enjoy after a delicious dinner. I’m all about enjoying a cocktail for dessert, and this one has quickly become an easy favorite. So, let’s dive into the recipe!

While this cocktail is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings, it remains quite boozy. The recipe includes a mix of spirits such as whipped cream vodka, Baileys, and dark chocolate liqueur. Starting with whipped cream vodka, it appears as the perfect upgrade from regular vodka due to its subtle sweetness. It maintains the clean, crisp taste expected from vodka but finishes with a sugary hint and even some vanilla undertones.

Next up is the beloved Irish cream liqueur, Baileys. When combined with whipped cream vodka, it creates a rich and indulgent sip with an ideal balance of sweetness. Baileys is crafted from a mix of cream, cacao, and Irish whiskey, so adding dark chocolate liqueur not only enriches the flavor but also complements the existing ingredients.

Since this is a Chocolate Orange Martini, let’s dive into the citrus aspect of the drink. This is where Cointreau comes in, a high-quality orange liqueur. Cointreau boasts a subtle sweetness, albeit a different kind. Its pleasant zest comes from a blend of sweet and bitter orange peels, which is how Cointreau is produced. This liqueur features bold flavors, so a little goes a long way in this recipe!

Before shaking, I decided to add just a pinch of smoky paprika for some depth. Then, fill the shaker with ice and give the mixture a good shake until chilled. Afterward, stir in some milk to ensure it combines smoothly.

For the garnish, I adhered to the chocolate orange theme and grated some chocolate and orange zest on top, opting to keep it simple!

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Step 1: Add all ingredients (except for the milk) into a shaker topped with ice. Shake until chilled.

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Step 2: Stir in the milk.

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Step 3: Strain and garnish with grated chocolate and orange zest.

The Chocolate Orange Martini is yet another Queen Bee cocktail recipe to add to your list of desserts. It boasts a delicious velvety finish with a touch of citrus zest that you can taste with each sip. Dessert-inspired cocktail recipes are always so much fun to create, and this one was no exception.

Cheers!

Chocolate Orange Martini

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Instructions

  1. Step 1 – Add all ingredients (except for the milk) into a shaker topped with ice. Shake until chilled.
  2. Step 2 – Stir in the milk.
  3. Step 3 – Strain and garnish with grated chocolate and orange zest.
Tags: Vodka, Creamy, Rich, Sweet

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