Now can we drink, please? Can we drink rich cream, Nutella, and booze garnished with crushed raspberries? Oh yes, yes we can.
I’m not quite sure why this week is requiring a drink so badly, but maybe it’s the cold weather? Or, maybe it’s because I’m starting my days with hot chocolate, and so I need to end my days with chocolate, too. This Nutella martini is everything I want in a chocolate martini–it’s rich and thick (thanks to heavy cream–you can use half and half if that makes you happy), it’s chocolatey, it’s nutty, and it has a pop of fruity raspberry.
Has Nutella ever met raspberry before? They are sumptuous together, but even better with boozy raspberry, also known as Chambord. I bought a wee little bottle of Chambord for my Raspberry White Hot Cocoa, and have been spilling it into other cocktails all winter long.
Note that I did not say I’ve been spilling drinks all winter long. Nope, not me. I’m a lady.
Speaking of making a mess of yourself, I was kinda thinking you and your honey could sip on this drink as a precursor to whatever date night plans you have. As for us, our anniversary is one week after Valentine’s Day, so I’ve got to keep the love train moving along! If you’re going out for date night, shake up these cocktails at home to get your night started on a sweet note. (Take uber to the restaurant-don’t drive drunk!) If you’re staying in, try ending your night with these, especially if you love someone who says they’re really not into desserts. This is the perfect dessert for someone who says they don’t like dessert. Don’t tell them it’s full of Nutella–just tell them it’s got lots of booze. That’s all they really need to know. And if you’re dating someone who doesn’t like dessert, please, let’s chat more. I’m going to talk you out of marrying them. It’s a charity I run called ‘friends don’t let friends marry dessert haters.’
5 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (or half and half)
- 1/4 cup Nutella
- 1 shot vodka
- 1 shot Chambord
- ice to fill shaker
- freeze dried raspberries, crushed (for garnish)
- In a small sauce pan, warm the cream--do not let it boil.
- Add the Nutella to the cream, and stir until it melts.
- Let the cream and Nutella mixture cool.
- Fill a large martini shaker with ice.
- Add the cooled Nutella mixture, vodka, and Chambord.
- Shake very well, and then strain into 2 martini glasses.
- Optional: rim the martini glass with Nutella and roll in crushed dried raspberries.
- Serve immediately.