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The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point features the Spiced Chocolate Martini

The Spiced Chocolate Martini

In the 30-year history of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, the elegant resort has hosted countless celebrations, from fantastic flower-bedecked nuptials to glittering galas and, of course, New Year’s hurrahs aplenty. But why wait for January to toast the coming year? For the remaining days of December, start the countdown to 2016 with the Spiced Chocolate Martini, a jubilant blend of spicy Ancho Reyes liqueur and cinnamon-tinged Fireball whisky. The libation’s chocolaty finish and cinnamon-covered marshmallow garnish recall a chilled Mexican hot chocolate, but this one’s spiked to celebrate the holiday season.

180 Blu at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, 949.240.2000
:: ritzcarlton.com/lagunaniguel

Spiced Chocolate Martini

1.5 oz. Ancho Reyes liqueur
1 oz. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
1 oz. chocolate syrup
Garnish: cinnamon-covered marshmallow

Combine ingredients and shake. Serve in a martini glass.
Garnish with a cinnamon-covered marshmallow.

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