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by Mr. Bibb

Any good bartender will tell you that the secret to a good cocktail is the show as much as the recipe. So with that in mind, here is my basic ingredient list:

Chill martini glasses in the freezer.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add the vodka and both portions of the Godiva liqueurs.  You can adjust the portion depending on the size of your martini glass. I usually use 1- 1.5 ounces of the liqueurs per martini serving. I can usually mix two nice size martinis in an average size shaker. Just be sure to keep the liquors in proportion.    Shake vigorously.  Set the shaker aside for a moment and prepare the glasses.

Leave the glasses in the freezer until this point so that they are nice and frosty cold when you are ready for them.  Drizzle the Magic Shell inside the chilled glass. Be creative. The more you practice this the better you will become at making a nice design inside the glass. Magic Shell drizzle in martini glass

This is also where your showmanship comes into play!

Give your martini shaker another good shaking and pour into the glass. Top with whipped cream and then shave the Ghirardelli chocolate over the top.  Serve it up and wait for the “mmmmm” and applause.

chocolate martiniVariations

Mint Chocolate Martini – Use one part Bailey’s Mint Irish Cream instead of the Godiva white. To add a little extra mint, top the whipped cream with Ghirardelli mint chocolate shavings.

Mocha Martini – Use Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream instead of the Godivas.

Black Forest Cake Martini – Use Grey Goose Cherry Noir vodka instead of vanilla vodka and leave out the Godiva white.  Add a 1/2 ounce maraschino cherry juice.  Top the whipped cream with toasted shredded coconut and a maraschino cherry.

Almond Joy Martini – Use coconut rum instead of the vodka and Amaretto instead of the Godiva white.  Top the whipped cream with toasted almonds and toasted shredded coconut.

Warnings

More than one girlfriend has told me that this recipe should come with one or more of the following warning signs:

WARNING: The consumption of this martini may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

WARNING: The consumption of this martini may cause you to tell your friends that you love them. Over and over.

WARNING: The consumption of this martini may cause you to think that you can sing.

WARNING: The consumption of this martini is a major factor in dancing like a complete idiot.

WARNING: The consumption of this martini may lead you to believe that friends and ex-lovers are really dying for you to telephone or text them at four in the morning.

WARNING: The crunsumpten of martiknee may Mack you tink you kan tpye reel Gode.

WARNING: The consumption of this martini may lead to an unplanned “sleep over” at Mr. Bibb’s House of Love!

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