Holiday cocktails: Sangria and chocolate martini

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by azfamily.com

azfamily.com

Posted on December 22, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 22 at 2:20 PM

PHOENIX -- Having a holiday party? Ruffino Italian Cuisine Mixologist Carley Brusca shared two easy cocktail recipes.

Chocolate Almond Kiss Martini

Ingredients:

-Chocolate syrup for garnish
-Chocolate vodka (e.g., Van Gogh)
-Hazelnut liquer (e.g., Frangelico)
-Half and half, milk or creamer
-Ice

Instructions:

1. Put a scoop of ice into a cocktail shaker
2. Pour 1 oz. of chocolate vodka, hazelnut liquer and creamer into the shaker. Shake.
3. Drizzle chocolate sauce inside a martini glass
4. Pour drink mix into glass and serve

Sangria

Ingredients:

-Fruit (lemon, orange, lime and cherries)
-1 oz. of simple syrup (sugar water)
-Merlot
-Orange juice

Instructions

1.Crush fruit with muddler, spoon or other utensil
2. Pour fruit into a red wine glass
3. Put a scoop of ice into the glass
4. Pour 4 oz. of merlot into the glass
5. Top with orange juice
6. Pour into shaker, shake, and serve in wine glass

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