I wish I could hire the little Cadbury bunny that clucks like a chicken to help me sell this martini. Oh, how I love that bunny. Unfortunately, he charges a bit more than this little blog can afford. I can’t believe Easter is in less than a week. This Friday is our annual Egg Hunt After Dark party. The kids all bring their flashlights and Easter baskets to search for eggs. It’s a whole new experience finding them in the dark, and the kids have a blast. I think they have even more fun getting up the next morning to find all of the ones that were not discovered the night before.
We’re serving Italian, but you me, I’m more excited about the dessert and the signature cocktail. Last year I served carrot cake martinis. They were to die for! This year I’ve concocted something new, a Cadbury Caramel Cream Martini. I’ve actually never tried a Cadbury Cream Egg, but I love the commercial – one of the best of all-time. Last week I came across these caramel Cadbury eggs and couldn’t resist. If you’re going to spend your calories on chocolate, go for the See’s or Godiva eggs. Not that these tasted bad, but not worth the hour of jogging to burn it off.
This martini, however, is totally worth the gym time required afterward. I combined several of my favorites, vanilla vodka, creme de cacao, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, and a new favorite, caramel liqueur. YUM! I even went a step further and rimmed it in caramel and sprinkled it with bits of Heath bar. Next time around, I may stick with rimming it with chocolate fudge sauce. The caramel started to drip a bit, even after chilling the glasses. So rim with chocolate, or drink fast, your choice! Can’t wait to shake these up on Friday night!
As for dessert, I’m thinking about cheesecake and those evil Reeses Pieces Eggs. Come back later this week to see how it turns out.
(Adapted from the Mint Bar’s Caramel Egg Cocktail Recipe)
1.5 oz. creme de cacao
1.5 oz. white chocolate liqueur
1 oz. caramel liqueur
splash of cream
Rim martini glass with caramel or fudge sauce and sprinkle on heath bar bits. Swirl chocolate syrup inside the martini glass and chill. Combine vanilla vodka, creme de cacao, white chocolate liqueur, caramel liqueur, and cream into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour.