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