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COCKTAIL HOUR: Chocolate raspberry truffle

12:01 AM, Aug. 3, 2011
Chocolate raspberry truffle martini from William Morse at the Fish House. / Tony Giberson/GoPensacola.com

With the vast array of liqueurs and flavor-infused liquors available today, one can create an unlimited assortment of savory cocktails. Long gone are the days of the simple gin and tonic, bourbon and water and Scotch and soda.

If you can think of a flavor, then I can almost guarantee there is a liquor or liqueur produced that portrays that same profile.

It is with this limitless range of products that your favorite bartender can so effectively combine two, three, even four or more ingredients to ultimately offer you a drink that tastes like a peppermint patty, a pineapple upside down cake or even a caramel-coated apple.

Here at The Fish House, we have taken advantage of this assortment of ingredients to create a tempting dessert drink menu (among others). On this menu you'll find drinks such as a tiramisu martini, a white chocolate-blueberry martini and my favorite, the chocolate raspberry truffle, which combines a coffee and chocolate liqueur and a black raspberry liqueur as the main flavor-imparting ingredients.

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle

Tall glass of ice

1 ounce Stolichnaya vodka

.75 ounce Kahlua

.75 ounce Chambord

Cream or whole milk, to fill glass

Combine all ingredients and shake to thoroughly mix. Top off with a bit of whipped cream.

If you are inclined to try a cocktail with some more exotic and truly unique liqueurs, come down to The Fish House or Atlas Oyster House and ask for our full drink menu. I'm sure you'll find something to suit your taste.

The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003, or visit www.goodgrits.com.

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