Cheers to Oscar
The 83rd annual Academy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. PT on ABC from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. The odds on favorite to win best actress is Natalie Portman for her work in The Black Swan. Want to toast her victory with a Black Swan Martini? Here's the recipie.
Black Swan Martini
Makes two drinks
• ½ cup half and half
• 4 oz. white chocolate, roughly chopped
• 2 oz. vodka
• 2 oz. simple syrup
• 2 tsp. chocolate syrup
• 1 tbs. black sugar crystals
1. In a small saucepan, gently heat half and half. Off heat, gradually whisk in white chocolate until melted. Transfer mixture to a bowl and refrigerate until cool. Stir in vodka and simple syrup.
2. Dip rims of martini glasses in water, then dip in black sugar. Put 1 tsp. chocolate syrup in each martini glass. Tilt glass to form stripes. Pour in martini mixture and serve.