Great Truffles and Wicked Martinis – Just in time for Easter…

Recently, I was lucky enough to try some of the truffles from Moonstruck Chocolate. It was on a cold NYC morning inside Whole Foods, and I was blown away. The kind I tried wasn’t all dark chocolate, and I usually shy away from anything that may be milky or too caramel-ly. But this was great chocolate. For Easter they have a collection of Ladybugs, tiny Country Critters truffles and a Vintage milk-chocolate Bunny… For the Christmas season they have very “Festivus” Ginger and Eggnog truffles, as well as an Extra-Bittersweet Holiday truffle, which is divine. But their holidays span year-round and their catalogue includes cool and funny Halloween designs, as well as lovely and romantic Valentine’s Day chocolates. Do give them a try, by clicking on the Moonstruck website.

And now, this is not your childhood, innocent little chocolate bon bon! It’s a very adult, very serious Chocolate Martini, the ultimate in grown-up decadence and alcoholic fun! It has a way to warm your heart and more. Try it, what have you got to loose?!


3 oz vanilla vodka
1/2 oz Frangelico® hazelnut liqueur
3 oz creme de cacao
1 tbsp sweetened cocoa powder
2 cherries with stem – jar cherry preferred

Fill two cocktail glasses with ice water; set aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add vanilla vodka, creme de cacao, and Frangelico hazelnut liqueur. Shake vigorously. Empty glasses of ice water, and dip edges into a flat dish filled with sweetened cocoa powder. Put one cherry in each glass and strain the contents of the cocktail shaker over them.

One last thing… N-joy!

Top image courtesy of Moonstruck Chocolatiers

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