Contributing Monkie Vanessa Sherwood
Published on July 26, 2008
Chocolate Martini (raw)
‘Liquid dessert’ best describes this lusciously creamy cocktail. It does triple duty as well- sans the alcohol it makes delicious chocolate milk or a cozy hot chocolate on those cold winter nights if heated.
Recipe after the jump.
1 Cup Water
¼ Cup Cashews
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1-2 Tablespoon Agave Nectar (depending on how sweet you like it)
Seeds from ½ Vanilla Bean (or 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract)
1 Tablespoon Grated Cacao Butter
1 Pinch of Salt
1 Tablespoon Raw Cacao Nibs
Pinch of Salt
1 oz. Organic Vodka
Cacao Nibs as Garnish
Instructions: In a high-speed blender, blend the water and cashews until completely smooth. As long as it’s blended completely smooth, you won’t need to strain it. However, if your blender is not all that powerful, strain the cashew milk so that you don’t have any gritty bits left in the ‘milk’. Add the cocoa powder, agave nectar, vanilla, cacao butter, salt and vodka and blend until incorporated. Pour into a martini shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled. Serve in martini glasses garnished with a few cacao nibs.