Friday, August 1, 2008

Martini Wishes for Tammy

I had my girlfriend & fellow foodie Tammy come over last night. She's going through a difficult time right now so it was an emotional visit but we managed to get some good bites in, a little bit of laughter & a whole lotta Grey Goose.

We started out with the normal Vodka & Tonics as we snacked on some sushi I picked up on the way home, as well as some pita chips & hummus. But as the night was drawing to a close we had a new dessert cocktail I threw together, to go with the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies I made.















Tammy enjoying what I am calling the Choco-Coco Martini. Recipe below.

Now, I am taking a BIG RISK & may get disqualified from the Martini Party competition over at Molly's, who once told me to "slowly step away from the Stirrings" martini mixes but I was in the mood for something different & picked up something on the fly.
















I find most chocolate martinis to be too sweet so I picked up some coconut water (in the mixed drinks aisle) & used it with the chocolate martini mix. The result: very enjoyable, one is perfect & not overly sweet. Use of coconut or another flavoring you like was ideal!!!

CHOCO-COCO MARTINI

1 part Grey Goose Vodka
1 part Stirrings Chocolate Martini Mix
1 part Coconut Water (comes in a can)

Mix all in a cocktail shaker over ice. Strain and fill your martini glass. Enjoy, while talking about how things will get better, how I'll be right here for you, how you will be strong & get through, & how much I love you !!! Oh sorry............this one's for you Tammy!!!!

14 comments:

Molly said...

I actually think the Stirrings chocolate martinis are pretty good, so I won't shout at you too much, especially as you used the "good" vodka! But seriously, a chocolate martini can only be made with Godiva liqueur. End.of.story.!!!

Life, Love And Lola said...

Can I come over for one of your pep talks?

Life On The Tail Of A Comet said...

I've never ever made a martini of any kind. I thought it would be much harder.
Hang in there Tammy!

Lula! said...

You need to drink these while reading Twilight.

Yes, hop on our bandwagon--it's totally worth the ride, I promise!

Bitsy said...

I have no clue what a Stirrings is but chocolate anything sounds good to me, LOL!!!

Ya know, that link works for me...weird computers!

Pumpkin Delight said...

Just stopped over from the Jason Show. Can Jason bring me as a date to your martini party?

Love your blog. I love to eat (and drink)!

THE Stephanie said...

Well hello there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have to say, that is too funny - our names, our blog names... I'll definately have to check your blog out now!!

Tammy said...

Thanks for the best pep talk ever Steph! You are an amazing best friend! I love ya girl! You definitely deserve to win the martini party! : )

angie said...

Looks like it was a huge hit with Tammie. How great that she has a good friend like you who will spend the evening with her when she's having a rough time and provide such great drinks and food.

Jason said...

A chocolate martini seems strange to me...so I'd love to try one of yours!

I'd love a pep talk from you, too!

Kiera said...

You seem like such a wonderful friend. Tammy is lucky to have you. I'd like to go to your house after I've had a bad day and enjoy your deliciousness!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hi! I'm Debbie- a fellow foodie! I love dishing about family, food and friends! Please stop by my blog soon! Maybe we can swap some yummy recipes! (:

Tam said...

Awesome! Thats all I am saying!!!!!

Courtney said...

These sound good. I'm with you about sweet martinis...I just want a little flavor, not a ton of sugar. I'll give these a go. :)