Love's Second Chance

Makes 1 cocktail

Note: This cocktail was inspired by the movie "Her."

Chocolate cookie

3/4 ounce agave nectar plus more for the rim

1 3/4 ounces vodka

1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce black cherry liqueur

1/2 ounce brandied cherry juice

Lemon and sugar to garnish

1. Prepare a martini glass by coating the rim with cookie: First, crumble a chocolate cookie evenly onto a small plate. Moisten the rim of the glass with agave nectar about 1/8 inch deep. Then dip the rim into the crumble so it adheres.

2. Combine the agave nectar, vodka and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake, and strain into the prepared martini glass.

3. Lastly, again in a shaker, mix the black cherry liqueur and brandied cherry juice, shake lightly, and strain slowly into the martini glass along one edge so that this mixture slides to the bottom of the glass and pools underneath the previously poured mixture.

4. Make your lemon wheel garnish by coating a round slice of fresh lemon with sugar.

-- Danny Baker, District, Oakland



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