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Chocolate Cake Martini


Apparently flavored vodka is all the rage right now and so I picked up a bottle of Pinnacle Cake Vodka after seeing some drink recipes on Pinterest. Unfortunately I didn’t look at those recipes carefully enough because I really didn’t have any of the other required liquors to make them. So I just ended up improvising…

Chocolate goes with cake right?? Of course!!! So here is a really quick easy and very tasty martini recipe for your Saturday night (or any other night for that matter ;)!).

Chocolate Cake Martini (Serves 1)

2 oz. Pinnacle Cake Flavored Vodka

2 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liquorer

1 splash Half & Half

Chocolate Syrup (optional)

Ice

Drizzle chocolate syrup around the inside of a martini glass.

In a shaker, add the ice and all the other ingredients. Shake for at least 30 seconds and pour into prepared glass.

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Slimmed Down Sensation: Cadbury Creme Egg Martini


For those of you who celebrate Easter, there are probably many of you who have been slaving away preparing the food for Easter Dinner tomorrow or getting the kids’ baskets ready. So today’s post is a yummy adult beverage for you to indulge in. Put the kids to bed, kick off your shoes, put your feet up and sip on this creamy martini as a reward for all of your hard work.

For those of you who are like me and did not have to do any Easter preparations…well who needs an excuse to have a martini!

I love Cadbury Eggs and so when I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. Of course, it called for too many bad (but oh so good…”cream” for instance) ingredients, so I decided to make it a “Slimmed Down Sensation.” And you can trust me when I tell you…this is sensational!!

Now, because I didn’t have the liquor listed in the original recipe (Bailey’s Caramel & Crème De Cacao) I decided to improvise with what I had. If you’re making this for others or you don’t care about calories, you can always use regular caramel syrup, regular chocolate syrup and light cream (some people just aren’t a fan of sugar-free and low fat ingredients…go figure!). The Weight Watchers Points Plus value for this cocktail is only 6 points!

Now, here is the big question….Does it really taste like a Cadbury Crème Egg? Unfortunately I’d have to say no, but it does taste very similar to the Cadbury Caramel Eggs. I’m not a huge fan of these as I feel the need to remain loyal to the original creme egg. However, it really really tastes good and goes well with the little Cadbury mini crème eggs that I used to garnish my martini glass! 😉

No matter, it definitely tastes like all those delicious chocolate goodies that the Easter Bunny likes to drop in our baskets! I may have to rename this for next year, but I am just drawing a blank right now. Those of you who try it I’d love to know your suggestions or modifications to make it actually taste like the Cadbury Creme Eggs.

One last thought…if you try this and think it has too strong of a caramel flavor you can decrease the caramel syrup to only 1 tbsp. and increase the half & half to 3 tbsp. I tried this as well in an effort to make it taste more like a Cadbury Egg and both tasted good, but I preferred the one with more caramel flavor.

I never thought I’d get to a point in my life where I’m enjoying Easter Martini’s instead of chocolate bunnies…but hey, I guess you need to grow up sometime!

Slimmed Down Sensation: Cadbury Crème Egg Martini (Makes 1 serving; WW Points Plus = 6)

Source: SheKnows

Ice

1.5 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream

1 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

2 tbsp. Fat Free Half & Half

1 tbsp. Hershey’s Lite Chocolate Syrup, plus more for glass

2 tbsp. Sugar Free Caramel Syrup (ex: Torani or DaVinci)

1 mini Cadbury crème egg

Put all ingredients into a shaker. Shake until well combined and pour into a martini glass. Garnish rim of glass with Mini Cadbury Egg and Chocolate Syrup, if desired.

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