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Black Forest Martini

Black Forest Martini

From: Sara Welch, Bistro Aix, Jacksonville, FL. This recipe won first prize in the 2008 Dole Raises the Bar Beverage Competition, in the dessert drink category. Yield: 1 serving.

3 oz. Dole® Fresh Frozen Dark Sweet Cherries, thawed and pureed

2 oz. brandy

1 oz. chocolate syrup

.5 oz. vanilla extract

for garnish, chocolate shavings to rim the glass

Combine cherry puree, brandy, chocolate syrup and vanilla extract in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass rimmed with chocolate shavings.