We aren’t really cocktail drinkers. It’s not that we don’t like them, because we do. We really, really do.
There’s nothing like a cold Margarita in the summertime (on the rocks, with salt). Ditto for an Absolute Citron and tonic with a twist of lime.
Lacking the space for a fully stocked bar, we always seem to be missing the one ingredient we need for whatever we suddenly have the urge to make. Beer and wine are so easy. Just pop the top or cork and you’re good to go-no mixing or measuring required. Easily transportable libations for tailgating or picnics.
The Godiva liqueur was a gift. I had tried a little at my in-laws and liked it well enough, which scored me a bottle the next holiday. It’s quite sweet, however, and I always felt that it had more potential.
When we started kicking around the idea of a martini (or a variation thereof), my husband researched. This recipe called for vanilla vodka, that one for cream. We didn’t necessarily want a drink heavy or rich, so we kept at it.
The result “tastes like chocolate milk!” my husband exclaimed. Which is good…and not! It goes down super smooth and easy, but it’s ALL ALCOHOL. More than one drink and it creeps up on you and smacks you in the face. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Makes one drink:
2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
2 ounces Creme De Cocoa
1 ounce vodka
Mix together in a shaker with ice. Strain into a glass and serve.
Garnish with organic cocoa nibs, if desired.