Cocktail Corner: Chocolate Martini
By Peter Christian, Vice President Food & Beverage
The lonesome high desert of Texas seems an unlikely birthplace for the posh chocolate martini. But that’s where it was first mixed and poured by none other than legendary old Hollywood film stars Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor in 1955. The pair was filming Giant in Marfa, Texas, when they decided to combine Hershey’s chocolate syrup, Kahlúa, and vodka to create the sweet treat that is the chocolate martini. This incredibly tasty drink gained popularity throughout the Hollywood crowd and has enchanted bargoers ever since.
Since its inception, the chocolate martini has been concocted with various types of syrups and spirits, but I think the combination of “hazelnutty” Frangelico and rich Godiva chocolate liqueur makes for an especially decadent drink. At the WAC, we also use fragrant vanilla vodka to bring this drink over the top to pure bliss!
- 2 oz. Stoli vanilla vodka
- 1 oz. Godiva chocolate liqueur
- ½ oz. Frangelico
- Squeeze of chocolate syrup
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Yum!
As published in the September/October 2020 issue of WAC Magazine
—Posted August 28, 2o20