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Cocoa Tea Martini


Chef Nina Compton, “Top Chef New Orleans” alum, Saint Lucia’s culinary ambassador and island native, has created a menu that highlights Saint Lucia’s most notable food, chocolate.


  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup Chairman's Reserve
  • sugar to sweeten (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup grated cocoa (from cocoa stick)


In pot, bring water, grated cocoa, cinnamon, and vanilla, to a boil. Boil for approximately 3 minutes. Add milk, chili powder, and sugar. Strain and chill. In a shaker, combine cocoa mixture, rum, and ice, shake and pour into a chilled glass. Top with shaved chocolate.