Monday, November 28, 2011

November Cocktail: Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini

This month's cocktail is based on my husband's favorite candy, the chocolate covered cherry. I love chocolate covered cherries too, but when I was little I didn't like them. I thought they were just way too sweet. I tried them again in high school and decided that I did love them. We buy several boxes now during the holiday season. They are our after-dinner treat. Brach's makes the best chocolate covered cherries, but we can't find them anywhere. (Although I did just Google them and it turns out you can order them online). So we settle for the second-best, Queen Anne, especially the dark chocolate version.

Chocolate martinis are fabulous, and this recipe is one I came up with myself. The Amaretto gives it the cherry flavor and the Irish Cream gives it a creaminess. I hope you enjoy this drink as much as we do. It's the perfect drink to usher in the holiday season. If you want a really special drink, use Godiva Chocolate Liqueur and Bailey's Irish Cream!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Martinis
serves 2

2 1/2 oz. Chocolate Liqueur (Creme de Cacao)
1 1/2 oz. Amaretto Liqueur
1 oz. Vanilla-Flavored Vodka
1 oz. Irish Cream Liqueur
4 Maraschino Cherries

Combine the liqueurs in an ice-filled coctail shaker. Shake and drain into two martini glasses. Garnish with cherries.

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