Saturday, October 3, 2009

National Vodka Day: Chocolate drinks & cake

October 4 is National Taco Day, but it's also National Vodka Day. In honor of the holiday, I have put together several Chocolate Vodka drink recipes. There are several good quality chocolate vodkas out there. Try them all.

Chocolate Raspberry Martini (A Drink of the Week Original Cocktail)
1 1/2 oz. Stoli Raspberry Vodka
1/2 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
Splash Soda

Combine Vodka and Liqueur in a shaker with ice. Shaken and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with a splash of soda. Garnish with a fresh raspberry.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Daiquiri
3 oz chocolate Goldenbarr chocolate vodka
1 cup fresh strawberries

Combine ingredients in a blender, and blend well. Pour into a chilled daiquiri/margarita glass, garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry, and serve.

Cherry Cordial Recipe
Chocolate Vodka
Cherry Liqueur

Pour in Shot Glass

Chocolate to Die For
6 oz cream soda
1 1/2 oz chocolate vodka

Pour the chocolate vodka over ice in an old-fashioned glass. Add cream soda and serve.

Fudge Slide
1 oz Goldenbarr chocolate vodka
1 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
1 oz Bailey's Irish cream

Pour each ingredient into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Chocolate Chocolate Martini
1 1/2 oz Vincent Van Gogh Dutch chocolate vodka
1/2 oz creme de cacao

Pour both ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass and serve. Garnish with grated chocolate.. You can also rim the chilled glass with cocoa powder but pour slowly. Even better: Rim a chilled glass with chocolate sauce and put it in the freezer until you're ready to serve the drink!

Desperate Housewife
1 1/2 oz Players Extreme caramel-infused vodka
1 1/2 oz white chocolate liqueur

Shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Drizzle with chocolate sauce, and serve.

Fudge Slide
1 oz Goldenbarr chocolate vodka
1 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
1 oz Bailey's Irish cream

Pour each ingredient into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Serve in: Cocktail Glass

Starry Night Martini
1 1/2 oz chocolate vodka
1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
1 oz Bailey's Irish cream
1 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
1 splash cream

Fill a shaker-strainer with ice. Pour the chocolate and vanilla vodka into the shaker simultaneously for three counts. Pour the Bailey's and Kahlua into the shaker for two counts. Add a splash of cream. Cover shaker, shake, and strain into a cocktail glass.

Tootsie Roll Shooter (recipe from Three Olives Chocolate Vodka)
2/3 oz Three Olives Chocolate Vodka
1/3 oz amaretto
Chocolate Syrup

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a shot glass.

Want more drink recipes? Go to Drink of the Week.com or DrinksMixer.com

I like to eat my chocolate, so here's a recipe for:

Black Russian Bundt Cake


1 box yellow cake mix (without pudding)
1/2 c. sugar
1 pkg. (6 oz.) chocolate instant pudding
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1/4 cup Vodka
1/4 cup Kahlua
3/4 cup water

Combine all ingredients and beat on low speed for one minute and then on medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto plate and pour on glaze.

Glaze
1/4 cup Kahlua
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Combine and have ready when cake comes from oven. Poke holes in cake and pour glaze over cake. Dust with sifted powdered sugar.

Raise a glass or eat your cake October 4: National Vodka Day!

1 comment:

ISOcampus.com ISO 22000 said...

Hey again Janet! Great list of Vodka Chocolate Cocktails you've even added a Black Russian Bundt Cake which I know I would really really love.