As part of my arduous training for Chocolate Week, I went to a little cocktail evening organised by the people from Divine Chocolate at the stylish 108 Marylebone Lane last week. We got to sample two creations from 108′s Head Mixologist, Viron Jaupi. One short and spicy, the other cool and creamy.
I had a fantastic evening and met some lovely, chocolatey people, but I was so engrossed in chatting to them, I only remembered to take this one photo. Of a cake.
I mean, it’s a very nice cake, but you want cocktails, right?
Luckily, the good folks at Luxe PR came through, and managed to prize the recipe’s out of Viron’s cold dead hand (Ok, that part’s a lie) in order that I can bring them to you here. I highly recommend giving them a go – particularly as it’s also London Cocktail Week!
Divine Chocolate Martini
- 40ml Stoli vanilla
- 20ml Crème de cacao
- 20ml 70% melted Divine chocolate
- 10ml gomme syrup
Melt the chocolate and blend it with the spirit for 5min, then shake with cubed ice for a few seconds so the liquid loses strength and gains more flavour. Serve in martini glass with garnishes of Divine white chocolate shavings.
- 30ml Makers mark
- 25ml crème de cacao
- 1 teaspoon of Cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon of 85% melted Divine chocolate
- 1cm of red chilli
Chop a chilli and add a small pinch to the Makers mark spirit to marinade in a glass which sits in a hot water bath. Then double strain the mixture, pour it into the shot glass and add the melted chocolate stirring it until dissolved. Serve warm with a small layer of double cream to finish.
And if you really can’t be bothered to go to all the trouble of making your own cocktails, then I highly recommend heading over to 108 Marylebone Lane and getting them to make one for you. The martini is particularly good.