What a week! Flooding, strikes and a bit of the mid-Feb pre-Valentine’s malaise have abounded. For once it seems likely that this Valentine’s Day, which is coincidentally a Friday, might be a welcome break rather than an over publicised non-holiday.
With all sides of the love spectrum destined to come out with their opinion of this particular day loud and clear we think it’s an excellent excuse to enjoy the fruits of the bartenders labour whatever your official Facebook relationship status might say.
Luckily, we have teamed up with Fairtrade chocolate company, Divine, to bring you guys a cocktail that is so delicious and alcoholic it’s worryingly drinkable! Suitably titled ‘Dangerously Divine’ your first sip is certain to tell you why. Already a clear favourite with the chaps at Sunday Brunch, Simon called it as it is when he said ‘it’s basically melted chocolate and vodka, what’s not to love?’ Of course our expert mixologists have done a little more than melt chocolate and add vodka, but in principle he is quite correct. It’s really no wonder that Tim deemed it his cocktail of the week and Gaby Roslin requested another.
So what does it taste like? Well, it’s ‘boozy, fresh and dangerously chocolatey’. That sums it up!
With this in mind if you are ‘drunk in love’ then head on down to Foundation or Bar Soho for this sweet ‘n’ salty cocktail. If you would prefer to entice your company at home, then why not try our easy to mix recipe below:
Dangerously Divine: A Caramel Salted Chocolate Martini
Ingredients: (serves 2)
100g Divine Chocolate with Toffee and Sea Salt
50ml Caramel Toffee Liquor
1. Rim martini glass in melted chocolate and salt and place in the freezer and leave for at least an hour to harden.
2. Melt Divine Chocolate with Toffee and Sea Salt Bar to make Chocolate Liquor. To make the chocolate liquor, put 150ml water and the chocolate in a saucepan and bring to simmer over a low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
3. Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add 100ml of chocolate liquor, 100ml of Vodka and 50ml of Caramel Toffee Liquor and shake very well.
4. Pour into frozen glasses, grate with Divine Chocolate with Toffee and Sea Salt Bar and serve.
So whether you will be spending the weekend gazing into your loved one’s eyes or crying into a Martini glass of loneliness make sure that glass has a chocolate martini in it first and loneliness is unlikely to ensue.