NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Friday, September 19, 2008

BBAW Chocolate Martini



Welcome everyone who is joining me in the BBAW Chocolate Martini, both cyber-only and otherwise! Catherine Delors (of Mistress of the Revolution fame) has asked for the recipe, and I'm more than happy to oblige:

Chocolate Martini

There are many ways to make a chocolate martini. You can pick your favorite spirit such as light rum, vodka or brandy as a base spirit to mix with a chocolate liqueur. If you're looking for a fruity taste, pick a flavored vodka or rum such as citrus or raspberry. For a sweeter taste, use vanilla flavored vodka or rum. To garnish, coat a rim of martini glass or a swirl a chocolate syrup in a glass. Avoid putting the chunk of chocolate that sits at the bottom of the glass so that you won't choke on it.

Ingredients:

- 2 oz base spirit (vodka, light rum or brandy)
- 1/2 oz chocolate liqueur
- 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
- Chocolate syrup to coat rim of martini glass

Coat rim of martini glass with chocolate syrup. Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass.

Congratulations to winners, finalists, and nominees, and Big Cheers to everyone who participated in the First Annual (we hope!!) Book Blogger Appreciation Week!!



11 comments:

Kara said...

Sounds absolutely yummy - I am saving this for one of those quiet nights where I can curl up with a good book and indulge!!!!

Dar said...

Agreed-congrats to everyone-the winners, the nominees. It's been a great week and Amy did do a fantastic job!

A chocolate martini is the perfect way to round it all out. It sounds so yummy. Of couse, anything that includes chocolate can't be bad.

Tara said...

It's a little early for cocktails, but what the heck! I'm joining you in spirit!

Michelle Moran said...

Yum, yum, YUM!!!! Thank you for the recipe :]

And happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

Lezlie said...

Kara, Dar, Tara & Michelle ~ Thanks for joining me! I'd have a hard time drinking all this by myself. Maybe. :-)

Lezlie

Ladytink_534 said...

Well that looks yummy!

Meghan said...

That definitely looks delicious - I've saved the recipe in a word file for a later date, but I'll join you in a virtual cocktail right now!

Trish said...

Yuummmm-O! I'm so glad you shared the recipe for this one--looks delicious. :)

Lezlie said...

Ladytink, Meghan & Trish ~ I can vouche for the yumminess of the real thing! But the cyber version has less impact on the scale. :-)

Lezlie

Teddy Rose said...

I think I better keep this as a virtual martini. Just reading the recipe makes me feel woosey. LOL!

I am under the table with half of a margarita, my favorite drink. No joke. I wnet to a party college for my first two year but was nev er able to build up a tolerance. I was refered to as a "cheap date". LOL!

So now I usually order a margarita once a year and drink less than half. The rest gets pitched. My husband doesn't like hard liquor. Just beer and red wine. I'll sip off of his drinks on occassion when he gets one. His limit is usually two. Were real big spenders. LOL!

Anyway, that's why I always justify my book and international film addictions with, " I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs..."

Lezlie said...

Teddy ~ I hear you! As I get older, the cyber version works better and better. I can look at it all I want and not get a headache or gain a pound. :-) They always look soooo good though!

L.