Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Raspberry Truffle Martini

It has been another one of those days: the car would not start, the cat pooped on the rug, the hot water heater stopped kicked the bucket, your favorite TV show failed to record and it is snowing again. You are faced with a tortuous decision: do you need chocolate or do you need a martini? Hmmm…chocolate or martini…martini or chocolate….Felicia says, why not have both? A little vodka to calm the nerves, some chocolate to invoke feelings of happiness and coffee liqueur to add a caffeine-induced sense of indestructibility. A hint of raspberry gives you a sense of indulgence, reminding you that you deserve this special treat. Obviously neither your car nor that cat poop are going anywhere, so put on your fuzzy slippers, prop your feet up and relax for a bit as you savor this scrumptious cocktail.

Raspberry Truffle Martini

¾ ounce vodka
¾ ounce coffee liqueur such as Starbucks or Kahlua
½ ounce Chambord
splash of half-and-half
chocolate syrup
whipped cream

Shake all ingredients with ice, including one hearty squirt of chocolate syrup. Strain into a chilled martini glass that you have decorated with chocolate syrup. Garnish with whipped cream and a fancy drizzle of chocolate sauce.

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