Chocolate and cherries are such a joyous combination. You just can’t go wrong with it. You can however add to it. With booze! Cocoa infused gin with chocolaty richness, sweet amaretto and fragrant vanilla vodka combine with fruity cherry syrup to make this quite a cheeky little tipple.
To make the cherry syrup simply simmer 2 tbsp sugar with 2 tbsp of water and about 10 stoned cherries for a few minutes and then leave to cool. Strain out the cherries before using but don’t toss them, they’re really good with Greek yoghurt.
70ml Cocoa gin
25ml vanilla vodka
25ml cherry syrup
Shake all of the ingredients together with ice. Strain into coupe or martini glasses and garnish with cocoa nibs or grated dark chocolate and maraschino cherries.