Take your martini glass and saucers – in one saucer pour a dot of dark chocolate syrup, and in the other 1 tsp cocoa powder. Coat the rim of the glass first in the syrup, then the powder. Tap to dislodge any loose powder, and set the glass to one side.
Add 6-8 ice cubes to your cocktail shaker, then add brandy and dark chocolate syrup. Set aside.
Pour 2 oz Port into a measuring cup, and sprinkle the gelatin powder over the top. Leave to stand for 2 minutes, then put in the microwave for 40 seconds and stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour into the cocktail shaker and shake for 10-15 seconds.
By now your drink will have taken on a pudding-like consistency. Take your cocktail strainer and pour into the martini glass. Add a sprig of mint for garnish.
Be aware that if you take longer than a few minutes to start drinking, you’re going to need a spoon.
Enjoy, and raise your glass to the Domnitor (long may he reign)!