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Cupid Needs to Slow His Roll

20 January 2014 Bookmark and Share

Is it just me or are the Valentine’s Day emails coming too fast and in bulk?! New Year’s just happened and it seems like in the blink of an eye my inbox went from “New Year, New You!” to “Show Your Sweetheart Some Love This Valentine’s Day”.

Not to say I’m one of those people that gets bitter around this time of year but I’d prefer not to have the holiday of love and relationships thrown at me a month in advance. So I’ve decided that instead of fighting it, I’m going to start treating myself like my biggest Valentine.

What better way to do that than with a sinfully delicious martini with chocolaty minty goodness that will warm that little ice box where my heart used to be.

Like I said, I’m not bitter! Drink up and cheers to a Happy Valentine’s Day (single or tied down)!

Mint Chocolattini

Yield: 1 drink



Chill a martini glass. In a shaker, muddle the mint. Add the vodka, chocolate liqueur and shake. Pour Mini Herb Crystals® Mint on a small plate, lay out evenly. Add simple syrup (sugar & water mixture – heat to dissolve sugar) to a small bowl and dip the glass rim in it. Immediately dip the chilled glass in the Mini Herb Crystals® Mint plate. Strain the shaker ingredients into the glass. Garnish with a Chocolate mint top.