Dessert Jelly Shots in the Test Kitchen:
(clockwise from bottom left) Chocolate Martini, White Chocolate Martini,
We've been working on the dessert martinis this week, with excellent results. Notably, the ellusive Chocolate Martini, White Chocolate Martini, and minty Grasshopper, as well as a brand new dessert-tini jelly shot, the Chai-tini.
We first had a Chai-tini cocktail after dinner over the holiday break. (Ahem . . .now that you mention it, Yes, there was a fair amount of cocktail sampling over the holidays. And No, that had nothing to do with our lack of posting!!!) A heady combination of chai blended with ginger vodka, the Chai-tini warranted immediate gelatinization!
First we recreated the original cocktail over several closed-door shaker sessions. Then the recipe was tested and tweaked to arrive in its final gelatin form. It was a tester favorite, and we have to agree . . . the Chai-tini Jelly Shot's dipped-in-cinnamon-sugar goodness is wonderful on its own, but complements the other dessert-tini jelly shots equally well.