Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chocolate Martinis all Around~ Happy Valentine's Day!

Tony just got back from the liquor store and here's what he bought us!

Six martini glasses, silver drink shaker; which I notice my finger prints seem to already be about so I'll try not to murder anyone tomorrow- and fixin's for chocolate martinis, of which I've had a craving for three days now.

Chocolate Martinis

2 oz Stoli Vanilla Vodka
2 oz cream de cocoa

Pour ingredients into shaker with ice, then pour into martini glasses, drop in a cherry or two or three- I like a lot of cherries-

Happy Valentine's Day to me!
Oh, and you too.

I hear you can only have about two of these before bad things start to happen.

Off the subject of drinking and Valentines, but I wanted to show you what the trees in the back looked like just two days ago.

Mind you, I live in Dallas!

What romantic and delicious things are you doing to celebrate Valentine's Day?


  1. I usually only drink these when I'm cruising but, since my forensic nursing job of 21 years ended one year ago in massive budget cuts and I retired, I'd better mosey on the Beverages 'N More and get myself some fixings!

  2. Have you ever had a chocolate cake shot? If you like these, I think you'd like those. Chocolate martinis sound...intriguing.

  3. You guys are so cute. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

    I'm spending V Day with my good friend Jewls, who was the only other person present at Eliana's birth beside Justin. She's visiting from Albuquerque, so we're going to be tourists today.

  4. RNSANE,

    You crack me up- "mosey on down".

    Great to see you!

  5. Postie,

    No, I haven't even heard of a chocolate cake shot. I'll look it up. That does sound good.

    Actually, perhaps you already knew this, but I was just a little disappointed with these martinis.

    I'm easy to please, really, but the deal was that I first had a chocolate martini last April while we were staying at The Driskill Hotel in Austin. THAT was a chocolate martini; as they are known for them.

    Then I had another at my friend, Jamie's martini bar- which was even better than The Driskill's.

    Postie, to make it frothy can I add half & half or something? Maybe I need a whole new recipe? This one lacked froth and excitement. Just sat there lackluster in the glass. Zzzzz.

    Oooh, but listen to this! Guess what else you can do?

    It's called a root beer martini- you use the same vanilla vodka (2 oz) and diet root beer, shake and garnish with cherries.

    That's going to be desert tonight. Mmmmm.

  6. Polly,

    Aww, thank you. (About being cute.)

    Tony pulled a fast one on me today! I came out of the bath and he had all kinds of Valentine surprises on the bed tray!

    Needless to say, I had chocolate candy for breakfast.

    He also got me a teddy bear that Eliot was truly angry about- "Look Eliot, look at Mommy's teddy bear..." as I wouldn't let him have it. Eliot loves teddy bears.

    Sounds like a fun day with your friend. Are you going to make her dinner?

    (I did not know Justin was there for Eliana. I thought you'd only known each other for about a year or so. I wonder where I came up with that idea? Huh.)

  7. Half-and-half would make it froth up nicely. (Bailey's might work as well, if you like Irish cream, or maybe a hint of Kahlua.)

    If you can find some Godiva chocolate liqueur, and add in a half-ounce to an ounce...that'll be a chocolate BLAST.

    Or you could try this:

    A chocolate cake shot is made with a half-ounce of vanilla vodka and a half ounce of Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur). Shoot it and then suck on a sugar-coated lemon. The result is EXACTLY like chocolate cake, I hear.

  8. P.S. I mean sugar-coated lemon TWIST. I wouldn't want you to try to cram a whole sugar-coated lemon into your mouth. Or maybe I would. That'd be funny.

  9. Postie,

    Thank you for the linky but it didn't work. :(

    A whole sugar coated or uncoated lemon in my mouth would be great for Tony- once a month- if you know what I mean. (Wink, wink.)

    Otherwise, I'm not all that bad to live with.

  10. Darn! These blog comment fields aren't the best for links, are they? Here's the recipe straight, then:

    * 1/2 oz Godiva® chocolate liqueur
    * 1/2 oz Godiva® white chocolate liqueur
    * 1/2 oz Stoli® Vanil vodka
    * 1/2 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
    * 1/2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur

    Wink, wink. Oh, come on. I'll bet you're still nice and awesome no matter what time of the month it is.