- 1 oz Brandy
- 1 oz Blood Orange Puree*
- 2 oz GranGala Triple Orange Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- 1-12 oz Bag of Dark Chocolate Chips**
- 1 Orange Truffle or Chocolate-Dipped Orange Slice
- 1 Plastic Spider (optional)
Using 8 to 10 chocolate chips for one drink, heat in the microwave for 20 seconds until almost melted. Take chips out of the microwave and stir with a spoon until completely melted (this method creates best chocolate consistency for making the web). Place the melted chocolate in a squeeze bottle and 'draw' a spider web on the inside of the martini glass (glass can be prepared in advance**). In a Boston shaker, add the rest of the ingredients and shake well. Pour into the decorated martini glass. Garnish with an orange truffle or chocolate dipped orange slice. Plastic spider is optional as an alternative garnish or decoration.
Tips from the Mixologist: The chocolate web may look difficult, but it is easy to prepare. You can create a round of chocolate webs in your martini glass ahead of time for easy pouring once your guests arrive. Glasses may be kept in a cool place after web is completed, and this will also help solidify the chocolate. (Created by Leo Ramirez, Mixologist, Trina Lounge at the Atlantic Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
- 1 oz Pisco (preferably an aromatic one)
- 1/2 oz GranGala Triple Orange Liqueur
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 4-5 Drops of Orange Bitters
- 1 Green Cardamom Seed
- 1/2 tsp Egg White**
- Orange Zest
Place the cardamom seed with the bitters in an empty martini shaker and muddle well; you will know it is ready as the aromas from the seed will be released as you crush it. Fill the martini shaker with ice and add the egg white if you wish (it is optional and will give the cocktail a great texture) and shake well. Add the remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled Riesling glass (a small wine glass) and garnish with orange zest.
Tips from the Mixologist: It is important to use a small wine glass of the Riesling category to better enjoy the cocktail's aroma. Also for added drama you can substitute the orange zest, with a flamed orange peel.
Pasteurized egg whites can be found in the frozen food section of your supermarket; the egg white will add a luxurious texture and foamy head to the cocktail. It is recommended, but not necessary. (Cocktail created by Ektoras Binikos, Head Mixologist, Aureole Restaurant, New York, NY)
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