Monday, April 12, 2010
Chocolate Raspberry Martinis
1 1/3 cups half & half (can use low fat)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bag frozen raspberries, thawed (the original says to use frozen in syrup, I haven't been able to find this and it works just as good with out the extra sugar)
6 oz raspberry vodka, divided
2 cups ice, divided
Optional garnish: fresh raspberries, mint, chocolate shavings
Pour half & half in classic batter bowl, microwave uncovered for 60-90 seconds, just till beginning to simmer. Add chocolate chips and whisk with the stainless whisk until smooth. Pour half of the chocolate mixture into a shaker.
This is where I go rouge: Sometimes you don't have all of the tools, so you improvise! I do this 1st because I takes a little while and it's ready so you can just measure and shake! Take the thawed raspberries and press them thru a strainer like tool using the back of a spoon, to extract the juice. Discard the seeds. If a few seeds get in it's not the end of the world!
Using a jigger, measure out 3 ounces raspberry vodka. 1/3 cup raspberry juice, and 1 cup ice into shaker. Secure lid and shake what your momma gave ya! For about 1 minute or until ice is almost melted. Divide among 3 martini glasses and enjoy! Repeat again with rest of ingredients. Garnish with fresh raspberries, a sprig of mint and a little shaved chocolate. I love using my garlic slicer for chocolate, throw a few chocolate chips and it makes a lovely shaved garnish!
Makes: 6 martinis
From: Pampered Chef Season's Best Cook Book (I can't remember year)