I heard about this drink ages ago from the lovely Jackie Ashenden, but it wasn’t until recently that I actually found a bartender who knew how to make one. The occasion was a friend’s wedding at The Oyster Box Hotel on the coast just north of Durban, with magnificent views over the sea, a stunning cocktail lounge … and the drink that has perhaps now become my favourite cocktail of all.

Chocolate Martini

  • 4 ounces of Absolut Vanillia vodka
  • 1 ounce of clear Creme de Cacao
  • 2 ounce of Godet White Chocolate liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut flakes

Add the vodka to a shaker half full of cracked ice. Shake vigorously for a full minute. Add the white chocolate liqueur, and Creme de Cacao. Swirl the shaker for another full minute, and then let it rest for a minute. Strain your martini into freezing martini glasses. Distribute the coconut (or chocolate!) flakes evenly between both glasses. Stir each martini gently to get the blizzard going!

This recipe is courtesy of www.martinisatmidnight.com

This is the sort of view that should be enjoyed as you sip this cocktail: