January 4, 2014

Hot Chocolate Martini

Mmmmmm, Hot Chocolate Martinis.  Bundle up, sit by the fire, and sip this rich chocolate cocktail ~ it's the perfect plan for warming up during this winter cold spell.


Oh baby, it's cold outside!  Pretty much no matter where you are in the U.S. right now, it's cold!  Or at least colder than normal.  See?


Yikes!

I'm thankful where I am in North Carolina is at least in the blues ... and not in the purples {like where I grew up in Vermont}.  But I must admit, I'm envious of that tiny yellow blip down in the south end of Florida!  Maybe I need to hop on a plane and hang out down there for a few days until this cold spell passes.  Who's with me??

Okay, so maybe we can't all hop on a plane to Florida.

Oh, but I do have another plan for warming up ... Hot Chocolate Martinis!  

Complete with marshmallows on top.  'Cause marshmallows are fun.  And I like fun.


The base of this yummy chocolate cocktail is prepared hot chocolate, which is then cooled.  But just because it's not hot, don't think it won't still warm you up!  Nope.  The vanilla vodka, Kahlua, and creme de cacao will certainly take care of that.

The hubby and I absolutely love the rich chocolate flavor packed into these.

Now, if you happen to have a kitchen torch ... which I do ... you can even enjoy your cocktail's marshmallow garnish roasted. 


A word of caution, however.

I don't advise roasting your marshmallows and taking pictures at the same time.

See, roasting marshmallows with a lit kitchen torch in one hand and a digital camera in the other isn't ... well ... easy.  And just may result in little marshmallow infernos.

Ummmm, like this one:


And by the time you can get your face close enough to the marshmallow inferno to blow it out ... without lighting your long brown hair on fire from the marshmallow inferno flaming in front of you or from the kitchen torch burning in your hand, mind you ... well, it may just be a little too late for your poor little marshmallows.

Who may just end up, well, a little too roasted.



But roasted marshmallows or not, these scrumptious Hot Chocolate Martinis are certainly a fun little way to help get us through this cold spell.

Wherever you are, stay warm and stay safe!
  
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Hot Chocolate Martini
Source:  Adapted from Food.com



Ingredients
  • 3 oz. prepared hot chocolate, cooled  {I used packaged Swiss Miss Sensible Sweets Diet Hot Cocoa, but any packaged or homemade will work}
  • 3/4 oz. dark Creme de Cacao
  • 3/4 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 6 mini marshmallows
Directions
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add cooled hot chocolate and liquors; shake for about 30 seconds. Pour into a chilled martini glass.
  2. Drop mini marshmallows onto the top. Roast marshmallows with a kitchen torch if you have one.
Makes 1 martini

NOTE:  You can also simply mix all ingredients together and chill in the refrigerator before serving rather than using a cocktail shaker.

Enjoy!

Enjoy these other winter beverage treats from The Kitchen is My Playground ...



9 comments:

  1. This is my kind of drink Tracey! Found you post on Show Stopper Saturdays - Pinning this!

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  2. Wow! I agree with Organized Island; this drink is RIGHT up my alley (I love anything warm, cozy, chocolately, and marshmallows on top makes it all the more grand). So glad I clicked over from Tip Junkie!

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  3. Commenting from the little yellow boil you referenced ... baby we are freezing!! I definitely need to try this but we need to wait for a cold Friday or saturday ... its going to be 82 Saturday!

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  4. This looks super delicious. We don't drink a ton and booze is so expensive so is there 1 of the liquors above you'd recommend mixing with hot cocoa more than another for a more simple version? Thanks in advance! :)

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    1. Hi, Krystle! Using just one of the liquors won't give the deep, rich chocolate flavor of the full combination. One 'strategy' I use when not wanting to spend a ton on liquors is to buy the little mini bottles to mix up my cocktails. That way it's small quantities ... and MUCH smaller dollars invested! If you truly only want to use one of the liquors, I'd go with the Kahlua. Enjoy!

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  5. Ooh I love the idea of toasting the marshmallows, how fun! Pinning, and thanks for sharing this at Creativity Unleashed!

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  6. Yumm! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday! I love that fire tool too! Awesome! Pinning to our board

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