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Ri Ra’s Chocolate Chocolate martini is a decadent import

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Sabrina Chapman

Delicate layers bonded merely by the molecules of their own mutual attraction. It’s not the preface to another late-night adventure in Vegas. It’s the star ingredient of Rí Rá Irish Pub’s Chocolate Chocolate ($14).

In 1920, Irish chocolate house Cadbury launched Flake, a mouth-crumbling bar of thinly folded milk chocolate. Since then, it has enjoyed decades of provocative advertisements, jingles and heralds in the UK as a symbol of indulgence and secret pleasure. Now, thanks to Rí Rá, this Irish import is paired with a martini glass of familiar liquor cabinet cordials for sweet cocktail satisfaction.

Enjoy the velvety Chocolate Chocolate with friends over a homey brunch or as an after-dinner dessert, or head to the shops at Mandalay Place to officially sláinte with Rí Rá’s longstanding bartender Wally Lang.

Chocolate Chocolate

Ingredients:

1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream

1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilla

1/2 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

1/2 oz. Kahlua

1/2 oz. Frangelico

1/2 oz. half & half

1/4 oz. chocolate syrup

Cadbury Flake chocolate (available at Rí Rá front-shop bar)

Method: Fill martini glass with ice. Top off with water, set aside to chill. Fill shaker half full of ice. Add spirits and half & half. Shake vigorously. Empty ice water from glass. Rim glass with Cadbury Flake. Drizzle chocolate syrup into glass. Strain ingredients into glass. Shave Cadbury Flake over the top.

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