We humbly believe our version of the Chocolate Martini is superior to the original, but everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. If you feel like whipping up the old-school, creamy, sweet, dessert-in-a-glass version instead, that’s just fine by us. A mixture of chocolate liqueur, vodka and half and half makes this unctuous cocktail an indulgent way to end a meal.
Though its cream-spiked counterpart usually hogs the spotlight, the Black Russian was the original vodka-and-Kahlua concoction, created in the late 1940s at the start of the Cold War. Gustave Tops, a bartender at the Hotel Metropole bar in Brussels created the vodka-based cocktail for his patron Perle Mesta, the American ambassador to Luxembourg. W...