December 15, 2010 12:00 PM


Makes: 2 cocktails

Hands-on time: 10 min.

Total time: 10 min.

¼ cup plus ½ oz. grenadine, divided

¼ cup coarse sanding sugar

4 chocolate truffles or chocolate kiss candies

Ice cubes

2 oz. Stoli Razberi Vodka (raspberry vodka)

1 oz. Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)

1 oz. cranberry juice

¼ cup milk*

Maraschino cherry juice

1. Place ¼ cup grenadine and sanding sugar in 2 separate shallow containers. Dip rims of martini glasses into grenadine; repeat process with sanding sugar. Set glasses aside.

2. Drop 2 truffle candies into glasses.

3. Fill cocktail shaker half full of ice cubes. Add raspberry vodka, next 2 ingredients and remaining grenadine; shake well. Strain evenly into martini glasses.

4. Place milk in microwave-proof measuring cup; microwave 20 seconds at 50 percent power. Froth milk using a frothing wand; spoon milk evenly over top of cocktails.

5. Drizzle with maraschino cherry juice.

*Whipped cream may be substituted for frothed milk.

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