This week’s happy hour post is all about how to have dessert in a glass with this almond brownie martini. I had multiple days of travel this week, not to mention a project or two that made me feel like I was living the movie Groundhog Day. So oh, yeah, the velvety chocolate bliss of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur was definitely in order. And drinking dessert before dinner – that was in order, too.
My almond brownie martini takes a few ingredients, including Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Stoli Vanilla Vodka, Crème de Cacao, and Amaretto. And cherries, too. If you are like me and planning out your Friday happy hour early on in the week, you might just realize you’re missing a key ingredient, say, like the Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. What to do? Go to Drizly! Drizly is an amazing service that lets you browse for wine, beer, and liquor online and then order – and then it shows up at your door a couple of days later. How awesome is that? Plus, one of my biggest problems with shopping (and this is pretty much true with anything from alcohol to clothes) is feeling pressured to make a decision while I’m browsing in a store. Drizly completely takes away that pressure – I can browse online as long as I want and order when I’m ready to order. You can definitely find the ingredients for this martini at Drizly, including the Godiva Chocolate Liqueur along with the Stoli Vanilla Vodka (and a lot of other great vodkas, too!).
I couldn’t resist doing a fancy rim on my martini. I used melted white chocolate and chopped up dark chocolate chunks to achieve the yummiest rim I’ve ever had on a martini. A quicker and just as yummy rim for this cocktail is a bit of super fine sugar and a bit of cocoa powder. So perfect to sip on one of these after a long work week.
- 2 ounces Godiva chocolate liqueur
- 1 1/2 ounces creme de cacao
- 1 ounce Stoli vanilla vodka
- 1 ounce Amaretto
- Fresh or preserved cherries
- 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup chocolate chunks, roughly chopped
- To make the chocolate rim, melt the white chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. On a separate plate, place the chopped chocolate chunks. Spread the white chocolate on a plate or in a small bowl. Roll the rim of your martini glass in the white chocolate. Dip the white chocolate into the chopped chocolate chunks. Freeze the martini glass and rim for about 10-15 minutes to set the rim.
- To make the Almond Brownie Martini, combine the Godiva chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, Stoli vanilla vodka, and amaretto in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into your prepared martini glass and enjoy!
- Serves 1 - but can easily be doubled...or tripled..or quadrupled to serve more.
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