It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s day is almost here. We just finished all of our holiday festivities and in the blink of an eye, February has come around. But alas, here it is. To celebrate and honor this day of love, we had only two things on our minds: chocolate and bacon. These key ingredients led us to the idea of celebrating with none other than chocolate martinis, but we decided to put our own spin on it. Let’s garnish this classic favorite with chocolate covered bacon! Our chocolate martini cocktail was inspired by this yummy Godiva Chocolate Martini on food.com. Let’s just say we loved the addition of half and half. Ok so let’s get started!
Chocolate Covered Bacon Ingredients:
1 bar of dark chocolate (melted)
4 strips of bacon (crisped)
Chocolate Martini Ingredients:
1-1/2 ounces of chocolate liqueur
1-1/2 ounces of creme de cocoa
1/2 vanilla vodka
cocoa powder for rim
First, let’s start with out chocolate covered bacon. You’ll need to melt down 1 bar of dark chocolate and the best way to do this is to create a double burner. Fill a sauce pan with water – about 1/3 of the way. Bring the water to a boil and then let it simmer. Next, add a small aluminum dish (preferably) into the sauce pan. This dish should be filled with your chocolate bar. Slowly, allow the chocolate bar to melt. As it melts make sure to occasionally give it a stir.
When your chocolate is completely melted, start coating your crispy bacon strips in it one by one. Coat both side of the bacons trip and lay each strip on a parchment paper. You”l want to then put your bacon in the freezer so it hardens overnight. The best way to do this is to put your parchment paper on a backing sheet.
To make your chocolate martinis, you are going to want to all add all your ingredients (minus the cocoa powder) in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake the ingredients and then pour them into the glass of your choice. The glass should be chilled and the rim should be lightly dusted with the cocoa powder.
We chose to serve up our chocolate martini cocktail in our Mon Paris Glass. Cheers!