Bittersweet Chocolate Almond Martini

I created this cocktail last year for National Bittersweet Chocolate Almond Day (also works quite nicely for National Bittersweet Chocolate Day and Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day), but looking at it this year I realized I left out an important element, namely the bitter part of the bittersweet. I don't know what I was thinking, as I have the perfect bitter element to balance out the sweetness, that being some lovely bitters.

I have in my bar both chocolate and coffee bitters, either of which would be a nice addition to this recipe. But finally, I went with the coffee bitters because when I cook or bake with chocolate I often add some coffee element to the recipe. Coffee really brings the chocolate flavor forward and it also goes really well with almond flavors.

Try it out, I think the new addition really adds depth and interest.


1 Oz. Chocolate Vodka
1 Oz. Amaretto
1 Oz. Dark Creme de Cacao
2 Dashes Coffee Bitters

Garnish: Rim of Dark Cocoa Powder
& Sugar

Rim glass with the cocoa powder and sugar mixture then chill in the freezer. Place a cup of ice into your cocktail shaker, add the Chocolate Vodka, Amaretto and Creme de Cacao and shake until chilled then pour into chilled cocktail glass, tap on the coffee bitters and enjoy.

National Bittersweet Chocolate Almond Day is November 7th.
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day is January 10th.
National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day is July 8th.

Updated 1-1-2019

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