Sunday, November 20, 2011

Spiced Chocolate and Vanilla Martini

Well, this week officially marks the start of the holiday season!  Are you feeling like you might need a little "help" making it through seeing all of your special visitors?  No worries - I've come armed and ready!  This drink started out as a plan for a pumpkin martini - do you know how difficult it is to find pumpkin liquor?  There was an option to boil pumpkin and make a pumpkin simple syrup... but let's be honest - who's going to slave over the stove for a cocktail?  Not this chick.  I prefer my cocktails to be effortless ... and strong.  So, as I roamed the liquor store, this little gem evolved!
This is a great drink to serve with all of those yummy holiday desserts - it's actually like it's own little dessert in a glass!  The cinnamon is a must and makes it extraordinary.  So sit back, take a sip, and enjoy!  Best dishes and yummy dreams!


Spiced Chocolate and Vanilla Martini

Makes 2-3 drinks
(I'm obviously more of a cook than a bartender.  I used measuring cups instead of shot glasses.)

1/4 c. Absolut Vanilla vodka
1/2 c. Creme de Cacao
1/2 c. whipping cream
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1.  Pour all ingredients into a martini shaker and shake with ice.
2.  Pour into a martini glass and enjoy this treat!
Shown with chocolate-dipped cinnamon sticks and a little chocolate drizzle on top!
*At first I used equal parts vodka and creme (1/2 c. each)... Whew!  Only make it that way if you don't want to remember your visit with those "special" holiday guests!  Ha


OneMommy said...

Looks delicious! And thank you for using measuring cups - that will help those of us who are also not bartenders!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yum, this is the best dessert ever. :) Especially when dealing with family! I'd love for you to join my weekly linky, Crazy Sweet Tuesday sometime!

Hanna said...

Mmmmmm.....My gosh does this look good!!!!

xoxox Hanna

Ali said...

Yum! The perfect way to calm the mind during the chaotic time of year ;).

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

This looks amazing!!! I love martinis, and this one takes the cake! Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck!

Donna said...

So happy I found your blog from Miz Helen's! It's adorable!! And this looks DELISH...even if I have to skip the cocktails this year;) Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

Miz Helen said...

Oh Yum,
That looks like dessert! Hope you are having a great holiday week end. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon!
Miz Helen