Two Chocolate Pigs
TWO CHOCOLATE PIGS
- 3 ounces Vanilla Vodka
- 3 ounces Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- 4 ounces Spicy Chocolate Syrup*
- Drunken Brownie**
- Caramel Simple Syrup***
- Caramelized Bacon Powder****
Rim two martini glasses with Caramel Simple Syrup. Dip wet martini…rim in Caramelized Bacon powder. Chill prepared martini glasses in freezer. Fill cocktail shaker half way with ice. Add vodka, chocolate liquor and Spicy Chocolate Syrup and shake for 10 seconds. Pour into chilled, rimmed martini glasses. Garnish with 1 skewered Drunken Brownie.
*SPICY CHOCOLATE SYRUP Yield: 3 1/2 cups
- Carnation Milk, 2% 12 ounce can
- Abuela Chocolate, chopped 3 bars
- Ghirardehli Hot Cocoa 1/2 cup
- Unsweetened Baking Chocolate 1/2 cup
- Dark Brown Sugar 1/2 cup
- Pink Salt 1 teaspoon
Place the Carnation milk in a sauce pan over low flame. Heat milk for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients to the hot milk and stir gently until all chocolates have melted. Prepare a bowl of ice in which another bowl can rest on top. Place the chocolate in the bowl over ice to cool down quickly. Set aside.
- Chocolate Brownies in half inch cubes
Soak Brownies in vodka for at least 30 minutes. Skewer brownies. Garnish drinks.
***CARAMEL SIMPLE SYRUP
Place brown sugar in a glass bowl. Add hot water and stir to dissolve brown sugar. Set aside for later use.
****CARAMELIZED BACON POWDER
- 6 strips Salt Pork
- 1 tsp (or so) Coarse Black Pepper
- 1 tsp (or so) Chili Powder
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
Preheat oven to 350° F. Place bacon strips on parchment paper. Sprinkle bacon with coarse black pepper & chili powder, enough to cover evenly. Sprinkle brown sugar over seasoned bacon. Bake in 350° oven for 15+ minutes – or until bacon is crisp and sugar has caramelized. Remove bacon from oven and let cool completely. Place caramelized bacon strips in food processor and pulverize. Place bacon powder in a shallow dish. Set aside.
Courtesy of Executive Chef Will Gotay