Monday, 10 October 2011

Hot Chocolate Martini

My city is known for it's high rainfall and it's been a vile day here in Manchester, really grey and drizzly. I spent most of the day feeling shattered from the weekend, overworked and really not in a very good mood at all!

This evening however was a different matter. I headed down to the Lass O Gowrie after work for Meat Free Monday and met up with lots of lovely Manchester vegan folks. You get to choose rice or potato wedges and a choice of 3 from 6 dishes on a hot buffet for just £4.50. I went for BBQ bangers and beans, bolognaise and a creamy Jamaican spinach and bean stew. They were all delicious and I finished off with a strawberry cupcake. Back home and it's a bath and an early night and a little night cap for me. Hmm, hot chocolate or a cocktail - how about both! Seriously, these are amazing!!!



Hot Chocolate Martini
Inspired by this post at the Domestic Sluttery blog

1/4 cup of soy cream
1/4 cup of booze of your choice (I used Triple Sec for a chocolate orange flavour)
half a cinnamon stick
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
25g of dark chocolate

Heat the soy cream, booze and cinnamon stick in a pan until warmed through.
Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
Remove the cinnamon stick and discard.
Reheat the cream and stir in the sugar until dissolved.
Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a small bowl.
Remove the pan from the heat, add the chocolate and stir until dissolved.
Pour into a martini glass.

5 comments:

  1. The meat free Monday event sounds awesome. I would definitely have had to have picked the wedges & bolognaise.

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  2. I need to get to manchester soon, so much great vegan food. And that cocktail sounds great, think I'll be trying it with spiced rum soon.

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  3. ooh, yes, spiced rum would be perfect!

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  4. Your meal sounds delicious and the idea of a chocolate martini appeals to me too!

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  5. This is so awesome! the perfect way to enjoy chocolate martinis through the winter!

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