French Kiss

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Ingredients (4)

  • 1 1/2 ounces orange-infused vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces white crème de cacao
  • Grated orange zest (optional)
  • Cocoa powder (optional)

Summary

For this cocktail from author and former Gramercy Tavern managing partner Nick Mautone, look for white crème de cacao (clear white-chocolate liqueur) in better liquor stores. DeKuyper makes a good one.

This recipe was featured in our 2006 Killer Apps menu.

Instructions

  1. 1Pour the vodka and white crème de cacao into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir briskly until the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.
  2. 2Strain into a cocktail glass and sprinkle zest and/or cocoa powder on top.

Variation: Drop a white-chocolate kiss into the drink and sprinkle orange zest on top.

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