This is it, the MAC DADDY of designer martinis,
There are many variations on this classic and you can find most of them in my Chocolate Cocktails page, but this is the very first Chocolate Martini I ever had and it's still in my top ten favorites because there is something so soothing about chocolate. We women have known this forever and finally the world has come around to our way of thinking. You no longer have to feel guilty about your chocolate obsession. Just be prudent, this is a powerhouse of a cocktail and it tastes so good it's very easy to overindulge.
There are over 300 chemicals contained in chocolate, someday someone had to find some that were good for us and they did. One study has shown that the smell of chocolate might relax you by increasing theta waves in your brain. Chocolate contains small amounts of a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA) which is a mood elevator, but we knew that already, didn't we?
3 Oz. Chocolate Vodka
1 Oz. White Creme de Cacao
Splash of Kahlua
Optional: For a creamy, less aggressive cocktail add 1 Oz. Half & Half
Garnish: Chocolate Sprinkles Rim
Dip your glass rim in some of the Kahlua and then into the chocolate sprinkles.
Chill the glass in the freezer to cool.
Pour the vodka, white Creme de Cacao, Kahlua and the half & half (if you opt for a creamier martini) into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until chilled.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.
"There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles." - Anonymous
NOW there's five basic food groups - just add Chocolate Martinis.