I know you’re gonna hate me for this chocolate martini recipe! It’s that good!
Okay, you won’t really hate me for it. You will love me because it will be your new cocktail of choice. You just have to apply some self discipline and only drink one, or two. But never three because it is all booze.
You have been warned. I will not take responsibility if you have more than two!
Oh-oh, I got some ‘Splaining to do*
(*Does anyone but me and Christopher remember who/where that ‘spression comes from?)
So, what exactly do I feel the need to explain regarding a chocolate martini?
Well, sometimes I have to do some deviating. If you look at the above photo, you will see that I didn’t embellish it in any way. I could have dribbled chocolate sauce around the rim, or sprinkled some chocolate powder on top. Heck, I could have even stuck a piece of chocolate cake in it, or put a cookie or two to dangle on the rim.
But, you see, I’m taking a stand.
Sometimes, if not mostly, it’s okay to have a ‘naked’ cocktail or a ‘naked’ milkshake or anything else that is decadent by itself without going overboard.
The food I see so often pictured these days – and granted, I do admit that foods garnished with an abundance of yummy delectables look totally delicious – is too much of a good thing and I don’t want to contribute to that mind set.
Abundance of Calories
The trend that has been going on for a while is to show foods that are decadent and caloric by themselves with so many addons that it becomes, IMO – obscene. Why do we need to add a honking piece of cake topping a chocolate incrusted jar filled with a milkshake? Can’t the milkshake be enough?
When I see those milkshakes, I do think ‘Yum’ like everyone else does, but then I think, ‘Yuck, who would want to consume all those calories?’ I also think of the obesity rate in America and wonder about the children who look at those milkshakes and think they are the way milkshakes are supposed to be.
So, you see my dilemma. I do some garnishing with my food, but I will not follow that trend. I kept this cocktail naked for that very reason.
This is me taking a stand.
A grand stand.
Stepping down from my soap box now.
On to the recipe.