Tradition martinis have been popular since the 1920s, but chocolate martinis have their own rather glamorous story of ascent.

It all began in 1955 when iconic Hollywood film stars Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor were thrown together during the making of the film Giant in Marfa, Texas. Little did they know that one inspired evening together would go down in history. Both of these talented actors were great fans of martinis, so on one giddy night, they decided to mix chocolate syrup and chocolate liqueur into their martinis — just like that, the infamous chocolate martini was born.

To make a serving of this classic choice of tipple, you’ll need:

  • 2 parts Velvetised Chocolate Cream
  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part rum
  • Ice

    Dip the rims of your martini glasses in the chocolate syrup and dribble some more syrup into each glass. Shake up your ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice until the mixture is chilled. Divide evenly between each glass and top with shaved chocolate as desired.

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