I’ve been intrigued lately by all the different types of vodka that are available. It’s amazing what is out there. I mentioned before I had discovered whipped cream and cotton candy vodkas, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Now I love chocolate, I’ve mentioned it before, many, many times, so when someone told me that Godiva made a chocolate vodka well I couldn’t not get a bottle and then you’ve just got to play around with a new “toy” and in this case the “toys” would be my new martini shaker and martini glasses. I had been looking for glasses that were a bit different than just your standard glass and when I saw the ones pictured in this entry I instantly fell in love! I love cobalt glass, and I loved how this glass had the cobalt rim, bottom and swirl. I also love how it is basically stemless!
Anyway…I got sidetracked by my glass love. Let’s get back to the martini!
A few weeks ago I played around with an idea for a chocolate martini and it was good, but this version turned out so much better! I decided to just go all out chocolate for this one. Chocolate drink, chocolate drizzle, chocolate whipped cream. I’m a firm believer that there is no such thing as too much chocolate!
What You’ll Need for the Chocolate Whipped Cream:
1 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup of organic cane sugar
1/3 cup of cocoa
In a bowl of a mixer add all three ingredients. Mix on low until incorporated and then turn to high and beat until stiff peaks form.
What You’ll Need for the Martini:
1 shot of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
2 shots of Godiva Chocolate Vodka
1 shot of Chocolate Whipped Cream Vodka
1/2 cup of sparkling water
Chocolate or hot fudge sauce
Chocolate whipped Cream (see above)
In a martini shaker add chocolate liqueur, and the two vodkas, along with the sparkling water over ice and shake to mix well.
Add two or three tablespoons of chocolate sauce to the bottom of a martini glass and then pour the martini mixture over the chocolate. Top with the chocolate whipped cream.
At this point you can serve the drink as is:
Or you can drizzle on a little more chocolate sauce:
Now it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little piece of chocolate heaven!
Notes: Be careful because this is a bit strong if you have a low alcohol tolerance such as I do. I keep all of my vodka in the freezer, but I like to shake it with ice anyway. The colder the drink the better!