Chocolate Chili Martini
A few months ago I was asked if I would like to sample a Chocolate Mint Liqueur from John DeKuyper & Sons. I used it to make a fun adult shake, combining the liqueur with vodka and ice cream and we loved it. Maybe a bit brazen but loved it so much I asked if I could also get a bottle of their Chocolate Chili Liqueur. I’ve had this bottle sitting out for a couple of weeks now and planned to post something last Friday but, in case you didn’t notice, I did not get a cocktail post done last week. Sort of sad because I had not missed a post for my Friday Cocktail series in almost a year and a half but this whole ‘getting the house ready to sell’ business is hard work and it just didn’t happen. Ahem…well, the drink happened but the photo? No way, was too pooped so I just sipped that one without any photo obligations. Was sort of nice actually.
This was so easy…a bit of liqueur, a bit of vodka, a lot of ice and some shaking going on and voila…a great chilled, chocolatey martini with just a hint of pepper. My friend Ansh was here yesterday helping me with some tasks in my prep to putting my home up for sale (XOXOXOXOXO) and they sampled a bit. Ansh hit the nail on the head…the chili was just enough to provide a nice feeling of warmth and we loved it. Mixed very simply with some vodka and it was a winner. Next on my agenda? Dying to try it with some hot chocolate!
I do love mixing it up with rimming sugar and this was perfect. A bit of sparkling sugar mixed with cocoa and cayenne pepper? Oh yeah.
I’ve always loved White Russian cocktails so thought I should at least test a version with this liqueur. It’s the same cocktail but with a touch of cream; both are delicious.
Next? Hot chocolate with chocolate chile liqueur; yeah; sounds good to me too! I love this stuff? 🙂
Chocolate Chili Martini
For the rim:
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Cocoa
- ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
For the cocktail:
- 1 & 1/2 parts JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Chili Liqueur
- 1 part Vodka
- Mix the rim ingredients. Dip the rim into a puddle of the liqueur and then dip in the sugar.
- Combine all cocktail ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
- Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Oh my stars… both of these cocktails sound stellar. Thanks for your creative “spirit.”
OMG, my brain stopped processing shortly after it read “chocolate chilli liqueur!… :o) Utterly fabulous idea and yes yes yes to the hot chocolate plan 🙂 Good luck with the house sale but ugh, don’t envy you the preceding schlep. How nice to look forward to starting with a clean slate though!
The clean slate part is nice; the less space to clean is nice too…if I manage to survive the nonstop physical labor to get there. 🙂
I like the light hitting the rim, really pretty!
What a totally gorgeous cocktail!
Absolutely, positively gorgeous photo Barb… you truly amaze me that despite the chaos of moving you pulled this off… and after all your hard work, you definitely deserved this cocktail!!!!
Love the shot of the sugar edge – so elegant! While these cocktails sound lovely I’d go for the spiked hot chocolate any day 😉
I made one last night…I can’t deny I just loved it. Cold outside and warm in my tummy!
Gosh, I thought I had commented on this – probably my comment disappeared into the ether! Anyway, love the combo of chocolate and chili in this – very creative. And I know what you mean about Foodgawker – I’m convinced some of their people either don’t have calibrated monitors, or don’t understand basic exposure. But they’re a great site, and their little quirks are kind of amusing. Anyway, good stuff – thanks.
Thanks John…I’ve been seeing the trends long enough to know what they will and won’t like and thankfully don’t get my panties all in a bunch of rejected. I would rather take a distinct or unique photo…that’s the fun for me!
Wow! Barb, that first picture could be used as ad copy! so good.
Stunning photography, B! Here’s to being a bit brazen, warming things up with spice and getting some shaking going on! Looking forward to what’s next on your agenda…with hot chocolate! CHEERS! xoxo
Oh my gosh! Your photographs are simply elegant.
Hehe…I just got my Foodgawker rejection. Low lighting. Why yes it is…it’s supposed to be! They are mighty stuck in their ways but the good news is I know that and absolutely expected a rejection. Still..your sweet words came at EXACTLY the right time! XOXO
Foodgawker, schmoodgawker! Again, simply stunning photography Barb! Your top photo just made the cover of my “Libations” board over at Pinterest. I loved both photos so much, I pinned your cocktails twice! Hey, it’s my board and I can do what I want, LOL! xoxo
I bet this would be amazing in hot chocolate! I need to grab a bottle of this. These drinks sound wonderful, warm and chocolatey. Lovely!
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These sound so good. We’ll be trying them soon. If you haven’t tried Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters in a martini you should!
I just received some bitters from Fee Brothers but no Aztec Chocolate…I would love a full complement of everything they have!
Loved this stuff! I don’t know how you could go wrong mixing it with anything. Your cocktails look wonderful.
Looking at this, we should have stayed back and had this drink. What a stunning photo and a great drink as usual, Barb. Love ya!
Sounds wonderful, love chili and chocolate combo and both drinks are winners.