Most of you don’t know but I LOVE to mix drinks. I used to waitress in college and I always thought it would be so much fun to be a bartender. Something about it just always seemed like so much fun. Obviously I’m not in college anymore and the idea of working at a restaurant again just about kills me but that doesn’t mean that I still don’t love the idea of bartending. I think mixing drinks is so much fun, I’m not sure what it is–if it’s the creativity of it, the chef aspect of it, or just the over all beauty of a perfect drink–but I love it. I don’t get to mix very often but every once in a while I’ll get to bartend for a party or host one of my own cocktail parties where I play bartender. 🙂 Since I usually share a recipe on Sundays I though that this week I’d do something a little different and share a drink recipe instead. I’m sure you all won’t mind. 🙂
I made this dark chocolate martini for the first time a few weeks ago and when I did everyone at the table was drooling over it. My husband said, “this is the best martini I’ve ever had!” which is a pretty big compliment since he’s pretty picky about his martinis. Are you dying to know what’s in it now? 🙂
I found this drink recipe in an old Food Network Magazine that my mom gave me, it’s called the Dark Chocolate Martini. Here’s what you will need:
For the rim of the martini glass:
2 TBS raw sugar
2 TBS finely chopped dark chocolate
Mix the sugar and chocolate and put it on a shallow plate. Moisten the rim of a martini glass and dip it in the sugar/chocolate mixture.
For the cocktail:
2 oz Chocolate liqueur
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Chilled espresso
1/2 tsp fresh orange juice
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain the cocktail into the glass and garnish with an orange wedge (optional).
I promise you will not be disappointed with this one. I’d love to hear what you think after you’ve tried it. Enjoy!