Claiming that chocolate, coffee, and mint go well together hardly makes me an innovator. This recipe might not qualify me a cocktrailblazer, but why reinvent the wheel when what I want is a wheel? A delectable, coffee-flavored wheel, laced with cool mint, cognac, and rich dark chocolate Mozart liqueur? (I’m losing the metaphor but you get the point). For anyone who knows that chocolate is never out of place where coffee is involved, this chocolate mint espresso martini is a great alternative to the classic espresso martini. In honor of the Mozart chocolate liqueur that gives it its rich cacao flavor and the crazy awesome glass the drink is served in, I’ve named it after one of Amadeus Mozart’s most iconic pieces: the Magic Flute. Here’s how to make it.
Dark Chocolate Mint Espresso Martini Instructions:
First, assemble your dark chocolate liqueur (I’m a big fan of Mozart), creme de menthe, coffee liqueur (not too sweet please), cognac, and heavy whipping cream. Also, prep your garnishes: I recommend any (or all if you believe more is more) of the following: mint leaves, espresso beans, dark chocolate shavings, or even a petit four. Also assemble the tools you’ll need: a shaker, a hand whisk, a cocktail measuring cup, and strainer.
Next, lightly hand whisk the heavy cream (it should turn into a foam but not to the point where it will no longer flow). Then set it aside.
Now it’s time to add the cognac, coffee liqueur, creme de menthe, and Mozart Dark Chocolate liqueur to a shaker 3/4 full of ice. After pouring them all in, shake rapidly for 20-25 seconds and strain into your coupe.
Finally, add the cream. Start by turning a spoon so that the rounded bowl of the spoon is facing up. Then place the tip of the spoon on the edge of the glass so that it’s just touching the cocktail. Now slowly begin pouring the whipped cream over the rounded back of the spoon so that it forms a distinct layer over the drink (like an Irish coffee). The cream is optional, but it looks quite pretty. Keep the layer thin. Finally, add your garnishes.
And you’re done. You are now the proud owner of a chocolate, mint, coffee, and cognac Magic Flute masterpiece.
Magic Flute Ingredients:
- 1.5 oz of cognac
- .5 oz of Mozart Dark Chocolate Liqueur
- .5 oz coffee liqueur (not too sweet)
- .25 oz creme de menthe
- Heavy whipping cream (whip approximately 4 oz, you’ll use less)