BLACK FOREST ESPRESSO MARTINI
A black forest espresso martini with chocolate dipped cherries
Makes 1 | Preparation time – 5 minutes
25ml kirsch/ Crème de Cassis
25ml chocolate liqueur
50ml fresh espresso
100ml extra thick double cream
splash of chocolate liquor
sprinkle of cocoa powder
Fresh or glace cherries
50g dark chocolate
Begin by making up your espresso and set to one side to cool a little | Fill your cocktail shaker halfway with ice then add in all ingredients and shake thoroughly | Double strain, pouring through one strainer and followed by another for the ultimate smooth finish.
Whip the cream until thick and holding its shape | Gently fold in the chocolate liquor and spoon or pipe on top of the cocktail | Finish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
For the chocolate dipped cherries simply melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water and dip the cherries then lay them out on parchment paper to set.