Friday, February 8, 2013

Chocolate Sweetheart Martini

Chocolate Sweetheart Martini

My chocolate loving sweetheart came home with a bottle of Pinnacle Chocolate Whipped Vodka. He said he couldn't resist. We've tried the regular whipped before and used it to create a delicious Lemon Meringue Martini but the chocolate was a new flavor for us. We poured a little into a glass to taste and, once again, were not disappointed in Pinnacle. It has a good chocolate flavor and does not taste artificial. And, no, the Pinnacle people are not paying me for this post. Although, if they're reading this they should feel free to send me a bunch of money. Or some samples...

Chocolate Sweetheart Martini
We've made a couple of chocolate cocktails before but they were designed for regular or vanilla vodka. So Brian set about creating a new drink with his new treasure. He kept experimenting and mixing and bringing me little samples to try. It got to the point where I had to sample them from under the table! So, we decided to sleep it off and try again the next day. A few more refinements (we have a tough life) and we had it. A really, really good new chocolate drink just in time for Valentine's Day. Although I suspect we'll be drinking it long after that. Cheers!







Per Serving:
1 1/2 oz. Pinnacle Chocolate
1 oz. Half & half (we used fat free)
1 oz. Chocolate liqueur
1 oz. Creme de Cacao
1 Teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 oz. Whipped cream topping (we used fat free)
1 Square of chocolate to shave over top

Chocolate Sweetheart Martini
Combine the cocoa powder and half & half in a cup and microwave for approximately 20 seconds. Stir to make sure it's combined and microwave for a few more seconds, if needed. Allow a minute for it to cool and then pour it into a cocktail shaker along with the chocolate vodka, chocolate liqueur and creme de cacao. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into chilled martini glasses and garnish with the whipped cream and dusting of chocolate, if desired.

16 comments:

  1. Oh how I wish I could be there for cocktail tasting and experimenting days. What fun! Oh and put me down for one of these chocolate martinis. Cheers!

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  2. My goodness, this is a martini you can "eat" with a spoon! How totally delicious and sinful...

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  3. liquid dessert - yes please! :)

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  4. Wow - I think that could cure PMS, a broken heart, and a rough day at work all at once!

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  5. The mental image I have of you getting steadily more bombed as you sampled the drinks keeps making me giggle. And NOW I have to get some of that flavor. I've tried the Key Lime, the Coconut and the Whipped Cream but was afraid of the artificial taste in the chocolate. Glad to know it doesn't taste that way

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  6. Just the list of ingredients is making me swoon! This chocolate cocktail must be scrumptious!

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  7. Wow...you got me drooling here! This looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing...came hopping here from This and That Foodie Friends Friday!

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  8. Ooooo! I would be under the table from this guy too! So decadent!

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  9. Oh my...I know I would love this! ditto to the Pinnacle samples!

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  10. I love chocolate! This drink looks perfect for me.

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  11. This sounds so delicious. Thanks so much for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday.

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  12. oh man, i could so use one of these right now! sounds DELICIOUS!!

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  13. Oh my I would take this now. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  14. Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post :)

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