Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Night Cocktail and Day 3 of my Give-Away!

Its Friday...again - Yay!!!

First off thanks to all of you who have entered my give-away and who joined my blog as new members. I appreciate everyone who visits my blog and new members are always welcome! Also thanks for your comments -these really help me understand what's working and what isn't!  Its only Day 3 of my first ever give-away and I have had many entries already -  keep them coming - as you can see, the prize is a really good one - the give-away ends next Wednesday night.

Now down to business: who doesn't like chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream...? This special dessert has been one of my favourite comfort foods growing up, because when I was living in Germany the closest I could get to a chocolate cake was of the Black Forest variety. I found myself often craving the simple combination of a good chocolate cake layered with fluffy chocolate (or white) frosting!

I don't indulge much in chocolate cake anymore, but on occasion it really is the ultimate satisfying chocolate treat! I decided to create an Adult style chocolaty drink, including all of the elements of a good chocolate cake with what I had on hand and I think you'll agree, like eating chocolate cake, you may not be able to stop at just one...

The Chocolate Cake Martini 

2 ounces Creme de Cacao
1 ounce Vanilla Vodka
1/2 ounce Bailey's

Cocoa nibs
Chocolate fudge sauce
Whipped Cream

1.Finely chop cocoa nibs and sprinkle on small plate in a large circle; dip glass rim in chocolate fudge sauce, then in cocoa nibs. Set aside.
2. To cocktail shaker, add 4-5 ice cubes, Creme de Cacao and Vodka. Shake until well blended. Strain into prepared Martini glass. Slowly pour Bailey's over the back of a spoon into the cocktail - it will sink to the bottom. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a cocoa nib.

Cheers - now you can have your cake and drink it, too!!

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. Loving your Cocktail Creations Marlies!! Delectable sounding---you're right, there is nothing like a great chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, also a flavour favourite with me! :)

  2. Thank you Kathy - I hope you are letting yourself indulge in the odd drink creation or two! I believe, everything in moderation can't be that bad for you, right?