Seth and Jamal from the Thanks for Coming podcast joins us and are out of control. Melissa fills us in on the glamorous history of the chocolate martini and its Hollywood roots. Aimee covers a brief history of chocolate and its tie to Valentine’s Day. Kate tells us what the hell Nesselrode is and shares another recipe from Betty Crocker’s box.
The featured cocktail for Episode 44: Nesslerodes, take me home, is the chocolate martini. I said I would never do this drink. Listen to the episode to learn more about why. I include two recipes here. The first is the recipe I made for the recording, which I found way too sweet and pretty heavy, so the next time I made it I altered it a bit to lighten it app but also up the booze, which will also be included below.
Ingredients (original recipe): 1 oz. Vanilla Vodka 1 oz. Creme de Cacao 1 oz. Chocolate Cream Liqueur (like Godiva) .5 oz. Light Cream Chocolate syrup and grate chocolate for garnish
Ingredients (Melissa’s variation): 3/4 oz. Vanilla Vodka 3/4 oz. Vodka 1 oz. Crème de Cacao 1 oz. Chocolate Cream Liqueur Chocolate syrup and grate chocolate for garnish
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and serve straight up in a chilled coupe glass. Optional: swirl chocolate syrup around the inside of the glass and top with shredded chocolate.
Listen to Episode 06 to learn about the history of the Graham Cracker, and then do something that would have Sylvester Graham turning in his grave.
1/2 tablespoon butter to coat the bottom of the dish Enough milk chocolate chips to do a nice layer of chocolate on the bottom of whatever baking dish you prefer (I prefer an oven-safe skillet, but you do you) either half jumbo marshmallows or use mini ones Graham cracker squares
Preheat oven to 450°F. Preheat the oven with the skillet or baking dish inside.
Pull the warmed baking dish from the oven and put the butter in there–let it melt and spread it around.
Once fully coated, layer in chocolate
Bake 5-7 minutes
Remove and use graham crackers to dip in delicious chocolate/marshmallow goo.