While shaking up this cocktail, I searched for a name that was appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Inspiration came from the candy aisle so I christened this cocktail Hugs & Kisses, inspired by Hersey’s Hugs~ milk chocolate in a candy kiss that’s ‘hugged’ by white cream.
I had some chocolate flavored vodka languishing in the cupboard, from a reunion and girls’ weekend a couple of years ago, to provide the kiss of chocolate. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur provides some additional white chocolate and half and half, the hug of white cream.
Place your rimmed glass in the freezer to chill. Add your chocolate syrup to the inside of the glass and immediately return it to the freezer to help your chocolate drizzle firm up.
For your Hugs & Kisses Martini (and 6 ounce glass) add 1 1/2 ounces Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur and 1 1/2 ounces of Chocolate Vodka to a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 1/2 ounces of half and half, shake well and pour into your chilled glass.
Feel free to adjust and use a heavier or lighter hand with these ingredients, substituting crème de cacao and vanilla vodka if you don’t have chocolate vodka.