If it’s true, absence makes the heart grow fonder, what does absinthe make the heart do? Love causes even the best of us to have delusions. The infamous drink of artists and writers of the 19th century won’t cause you to hallucinate, but will give your cocktail a wonderful blast from the past with modern day style.  Chocolate Temptress - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Chocolate Temptress

2-1/2 measures Chocolate Vodka

1/2 measure Absinthe

1/2 measure Simple Syrup

Crushed Chocolate Cookie Rim Garnish

Star Anise Floated Garnish

Rim cocktail glass with crushed chocolate cookie crumbs. Set aside. Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into prepared glass. Float star anise garnish on top. Substitution: No cookie crumbles were in site, so I drizzled the inside of the glass with chocolate instead. Chocolate temptress makes a rather tasty drink is small doses.

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Chocolate Temptress
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