We have been together now for a few weeks and I think we can be honest with each other. We have focused almost solely on how to build up your swagger. Now it is time to unleash that feminine side and let her have the stage. This recipe is a little bit of a lie because quite honestly none of these motives are pure. This drink is designed to please her taste buds certainly, but it has the primary function of elevating your status. We call it a win-win. How about we try and get her drink on!
The Perfect Chocolate Martini
There are endless martini recipes floating around the ether with an equally endless number of ingredients you need to have to make them. I have a book of Martinis at home that can take you down any liquidy road. One of these delights calls for toasted marshmallow on the entire rim…you need flame and liquid marshmallow to do this. An exceptionally obscure drink requires a plum and a candied pear slice. All super cool drinks but I have to be sure my “customer” likes those particular garnishes. Here is what I know, women love chocolate. This is almost as universal as that nine minutes of post-alarm, snooze-button sleep is the greatest sleep you will ever have. You may have to step up a notch financially on this one but the liquor does not spoil and the results will hopefully bring you a healthy return on your investment (wink-wink, nudge-nudge, do you ya know what I mean).
1 1/2 Ounces of Chocolate Infused Vodka – there are many options out there. If you don’t have and infused vodka you can drop a 1/4 ounce and add more of the other ingredients
1/2 Ounce of Carmel Bailey’s
1/2 Ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
A chocolate sauce to decorate the inside of the glass
Some kind of chocolate to garnish
As always fill the martini glass with Ice and Water to chill it or put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Fill a Martini Shaker with ice along with the liquor. Empty water from glass. Gently swirl the chocolate sauce in the glass for effect and garnish the rim with the chocolate. Pour the contents into the glass and serve. BOOM – so delicious, so smooth, no bite, chocolate goodness, grateful taste buds, and gentle “mmmmmmms” of approval will follow.
Some sweet little variations can completely change this drink. One of my favorites is using an Absolut Peppar or spicy infused vodka. Drop the Bailey’s and use just the Godiva. Rim the glass with shaved chocolate and crushed cayenne pepper. It is surprisingly tasty and amazingly feisty. Perhaps this can be a test used to measure creativity in your drinker? Be careful not to make it an inferno. This is supposed to have some kick but not kick you off the bar stool.
Try swapping Carmel for Mint! Use a frozen snickers and a cheese grater to make the rim for the glass. There are four of five different Godiva varieties – go for it. Just keep in mind the main idea behind this drink is to be smooth and gentle. This is showing your smooth and gentle side. You can unleash the whiskey man later!
You must know your budget, audience, and your vibe. This drink is specialized and costs a fair amount to stock the ingredients in your house. Also remember that with great drinks comes great responsibility. Do not serve this if you don’t want your date to melt and stare dreamily into your eyes. Certainly don’t serve 3 or 4 if you are not ready for dreamy to become steamy. I also recommend this is not an every time you drink offering. It has brutal quantities of sugar and calories that can wreak havoc if you don’t have a plan to burn that energy.
Add this to the repertoire, you will thank me and she will thank you.