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Sticky Date Martini

Everyone’s favourite winter dessert – sticky date pudding – in martini form. We’ll raise a glass to that!

INGREDIENTS

160g (1 cup, lightly packed) brown sugar, plus extra, to serve

4 medjool dates, pitted, finely chopped, plus extra, to serve (optional)

40ml vodka

20ml butterscotch schnapps

Ice, to shake

Caramel sauce, to drizzle

Whipped cream, to serve

METHOD

1.Place brown sugar, dates and 250ml (1 cup) water in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat for 1 minute or until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 10 minutes or until mixture is thick and syrupy. Set aside to cool completely. Strain through a fine sieve. Discard dates.

2.Place the vodka, schnapps, ice and 100ml date syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake well to combine.

3.Drizzle caramel over the rims of 2 martini glasses. Fill with the martini mixture. Top with cream and sprinkle with extra brown sugar. Serve with extra dates, if you like.
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