Monday, September 28, 2009

Recipe of the Week -- Turtle Martinis

Remember this recipe?

Well, I've adapted it. Surprise, surprise!

It IS a perfect girls night drink...or romantic cocktail...or just plain yummy if you happen to be on your own for the evening! This is similar to my originally posted recipe, except I have added my notes AND an additional vodka. Which means the drink packs a bit more of a punch, but it's soooo good!

Turtle Martini

cocoa powder
powdered sugar
caramel sauce (in a squeeze bottle)
chocolate sauce
2 ounces vanilla vodka (I use Stoli)
1 ounce chocolate vodka (I use Three Olives)
2 ounces white creme de cacao (or dark if you prefer more of a chocolate look)
2 ounces Praline New Orleans Style Pecan Liqueur (ok, if you can find this, you're doing MUCH better than I am. I simply use a Praline syrup that I found in the specialty section of my Publix)
crushed ice
Turtle candies

mix cocoa powder with powdered sugar until it's sweetened to taste. Take large martini glass and very carefully coat the rim in caramel sauce, being careful not to let it drip too far down the sides. then, dip the entire rim of the glass into the sweetened cocoa powder, being sure to coat all of the caramel so that you have a "dusted" caramel effect. put just a drop of chocolate syrup at the bottom of each glass for color.

(that whole step really is for show...but it's yummy and looks cool, so worth it if you have that stuff on hand :)

for the drink, shake vodka, creme de cacao and praline liqueur/syrup in a martini shaker with ice to chill. Fill the martini glass with crushed or shaved ice, strain the drink into the martini glass.
(ok, just to be clear, that's the recipe's suggestion. I don't let ice get in the way of good vodka. So my martini is NOT on the rocks.)

the recipe says to garnish with a half of a Turtle candy by making an incision and hanging it on the rim of the glass. I say eat the Turtle candy and drink up!



Caitlin said...


For shizzle, yo. This sounds so delicious!

Tamela said...

That sounds amazing!!! I am going to have to keep that in my cocktail book!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Wow, you've got to love a cocktail with chocolate! Sounds yummy! Glad I stopped by from SITS!

Pam said...

Wow1 I have never heard of this, but I do like chocolate!

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Um, can I come over for a cocktail.

AndreaLeigh said...

you have no idea how much I wish I could have this. i'm bookmarking it for after baby arrives. :)

Kristin said...

Mmmmmm, that sounds so decadent!

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I want to try this drink out for sure. Have a wonderful day.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Oh my gosh, that sounds dee-lish!

Hope you're having a good week! (visiting from SITS)

- Margaret

Zeemaid said...

oh yummalicious. I have got to try that one out. Sounds amazing.

Now to just come up with an evening gathering to show it off... aw heck who cares... I'll drink it alone if I have to *LOL*