February 14, 2014

Chocolate Martini {Tony Roma's Copycat}

Enjoy pure chocolate decadence with a rich and delicious Chocolate Martini.  What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day?


Happy Valentine's Day!  Or, as I like to think of it, Happy Chocolate Day!  And nothing says pure chocolate decadence like a chocolate martini.  With chocolate being one of our favorite flavors in desserts, how can we go wrong with it in a drink?  Personally, I don't think we can. 

Now traditionally, chocolate martinis are a combination of just two ingredients - vodka and white creme de cacao.  But I like this jazzed up Tony Roma's copycat version much better!  The combination of liquors and chocolate syrup give this martini delicious rich chocolate flavor.  I'm just not woman enough for the straight-up-just-two-liquors kind!


To make this cocktail even more decadent than it already is, embellish the rim of your martini glass with a little shaved chocolate.  I like to mix a bit of granulated and turbinado sugar in with the chocolate.  It looks extra pretty that way!

To coat the rim, simply  combine the sugars and shaved chocolate in a shallow dish.  I shave my chocolate with a rasp grater, but a cheese grater works just fine too.


Moisten the rim of the glass with water or vodka, and dip the rim in the chocolate-and-sugar mixture.


For a little extra fun, drop a maraschino cherry in the bottom of the glass.  When you're finished sipping, it's like finding a chocolate covered cherry treasure at the bottom of your drink!


To make the martini, fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the ingredients, and give the shaker a little shake, shake, shake. 


{Don't have a cocktail shaker?  No problem.  Simply pour the ingredients into a large glass two-thirds full of ice cubes and stir well.  Then strain the mixture into your martini glass.}

Once shaken, pour the mixture into the prepared glass.


Then enjoy this rich chocolate martini decadence to celebrate Chocolate Valentine's Day!


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Tony Roma's Copycat Chocolate Martini
Source:  Adapted from Food.com



Ingredients
  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 2 oz. amaretto
  • 2 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 2 oz. Kahlua
  • 2 oz. chocolate syrup
  • maraschino cherries, optional
Directions
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add liquors and chocolate syrup; shake for about 30 seconds.
  2. Place a maraschino cherry in the bottom of two martini glasses (optional). Pour shaken chocolate mixture into the glasses.
Makes 2 martinis

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

3 comments:

  1. Oh man, I wish I had the ingredients for this for tonight! Yum!

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    1. I'll be sure to enjoy one for you, Mindy. :-)

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  2. Yum! I love chocolate martini's & this one has a surprise at the bottom! Yum! Thanks for sharing. I hope you had a great valentines day.

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