Chocoholics will love this chocolate martini, with chocolate liqueur and creme de cacao, and a double-chocolate coated martini glass rim.
I've been a chocoholic since ... well, birth, I think. I was really excited to hear about a chocolate-themed blog event and signed up! As if I need an excuse to load this blog up with chocolate recipes like today's Chocolate Martini.
#Choctoberfest is a virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen. Bloggers from around the world will be posting their favorite chocolate recipes, and you’ll get a chance to win some awesome prizes. What’s not to love?
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This chocolate martini is a long-time favorite of mine. I make them for parties, girls' night in, or pretty much any day that ends in "-y." It's so easy, and I almost always have the ingredients on-hand.
The recipe as-written makes a pretty strong martini, which is just how I like them. You can make them weaker by using just 2 ounces each of chocolate liqueur and creme de cacao.
The garnished rim is what puts it over the top, though. I make a ring of chocolate syrup on a small plate, then dip the chilled glass in it, then gently dip the glass into grated chocolate. Use the best quality chocolate you can get, such as Scharffen Berger or Valrhona. They type is up to you, whether it's semisweet or bittersweet chocolate.
You can mix the spirits ahead of time and keep it chilled. When you're ready to serve, pour the alcohol into the shaker, add the half-and-half, shake and enjoy!
- 3 oz chocolate liqueur
- 3 oz Creme de Cacao
- 1 oz vanilla or whipped cream vodka
- 5 oz half-and-half
- Chocolate syrup and chocolate shavings, for garnishing the rim
- Chill two martini glasses.
- Pour enough chocolate syrup into a small shallow dish to coat the bottom. Place the chocolate shavings in another small shallow plate.
- Dip the chilled martini glasses in the chocolate syrup, then in the chocolate shavings.
- Fill a shaker with ice. Add the chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, vodka and half and half, and shake for 30 seconds. Divide between the two martini glasses and serve.
Recipe by The Redhead Baker
Here's a list of all of the bloggers participating in #Choctoberfest 2016. Visit any of their blogs to get delicious chocolate recipes throughout the week:
The PinterTest Kitchen • 2 Cookin’ Mamas • A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures • addicted 2 recipes • Amy’s Cooking Adventures • An Affair From The Heart • Balancing Motherhood • Body Rebooted • Bottom Left of the Mitten • By the Pounds • Canning and Cooking at Home • Coconut & Lime • Cook with 5 Kids • Cook's Hideout • Cookaholic Wife • Cooking with Carlee • CopyKat Recipes • Crumbs in my Mustachio • Elisabeth Jean • Fairyburger • Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice • Family Around the Table • Fantastical Sharing of Recipes • Feed Your Soul Too • Feeding Big • Frankly Entertaining • Full Belly Sisters • Get the Good Stuff • Grumpy’s Honeybunch • Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks • Hostess At Heart • Jane’s Adventures in Dinner • Join Us, Pull Up a Chair • Karen's Kitchen Adventures • Kate's Recipe Box • Kudos Kitchen by Renee • Kylee Cooks • Letz Eat • Life Currents • Life on Food • Making Miracles • Monica's Table • Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog • My Catholic Kitchen • My Gluten Free Miami • Our Good Life • Palatable Pastime • Restless Chipotle • Seduction in The Kitchen • Sew You Think You Can Cook • Simple Food 365 • Southern With A Twist • Sumptuous Spoonfuls • Take Two Tapas • Tampa Cake Girl • Teaspoon of Goodness • That Recipe • The Crumby Cupcake • The Flavourista • The Food Hunter's Guide To Cuisine • The Freshman Cook • The Pajama Chef • The Spiffy Cookie • Tramplingrose • Wildflour's Cottage Kitchen • Zesty South Indian Kitchen
This recipe is intended for adults age 21 and over. Please enjoy responsibly.