Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martini #GalentinesDayParty

Apparently its Chocolate Dipped Strawberry month on my blog. This time instead of cupcakes, its martinis!! Yay for Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martinis and they aren’t just for any occasion, they are for Galentine’s Day!!

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What is Galentine’s Day?  Well, remember Festivus in December? This is sort of the same, being a made up holiday from a sitcom, but its from a different show, Parks and Recreation. Galentine’s Day  happens on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s day (duh), and its a way for gals to get together sans significant others and have brunch. So that means waffles and cocktails. Or something like that. I have to be honest, I have never seen the show. I totally had to google it. I LOVE the idea. I am so down with Galentine’s Day! Because yum for brunch, especially brunches that have chocolate dipped strawberry martinis.

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So in the spirit of Galentines Day a HUGE group of us GAL bloggers got together for a Virtual party!  Check out all the amazing recipes below:

Galentine’s Day Drinks

Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz with Fried Sage from Lauren of Climbing Grier Mountain

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martini from Shanna of Pineapple and Coconut

Ladies’ Night Rum Punch from Lindsay of The Live In Kitchen

Galentine’s Day Brunch

Sweet Potato Cornmeal Waffles with Bourbon Cream and Pecan Butter from Susan of Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Chocolate Dipped Donuts from Angie of Big Bear’s Wife

Lemon and Ginger Scones from Lauren of Healthy. Delicious.

Beet, Blood Orange, and Chèvre Salad from Lori of Foxes Love Lemons

Galentine’s Day Desserts

Piña Colada Cupcakes from Courtney of Neighborfood

Strawberry Chocolate Dessert Bars from Marly of Namely Marly

Banana Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting from Nancy of Gotta Get Baked

One Layer Fudge Cake from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Double Strawberry Angel Food Cake with Whipped Vanilla Creme Fraiche from Cynthia of Two Red Bowls

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Ice Cream with Candied Bacon Bits from Steph of Girl Versus Dough

Fruity Dessert Pizza from Morgan of Peaches Please

Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Bites (Gluten Free!) from Karen of The Food Charlatan

DIY Cheesecake Parfait Bar from Heather of Heather’s Dish


HUGE thanks to Courtney of NeighborFood for organizing this fun virtual party. If only it were happening in person!

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So now I am pretty much hungry for brunch after reading that list. Us gal bloggers know how to make some amazing brunch foods!

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According to Buzzfeed these are 21 ways to celebrate Galentines Day with your girl friends. Today’s virtual party definitely covers 1 and 2 on the list. My chocolate dipped strawberry martini could totally partake in the Galentine’s Day drinking game

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martini
Recipe type: Cocktail
Prep time: 
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Serves: 2
A perfect girly cocktail to celebrate Galentine's Day brunch with all your best girlfriends.
  • 3 ounces Vodka, I used Ciroc
  • 3 ounces Creme De Cacao
  • 3 ounces Dark Chocolate Liqueur (I used Thatcher's Organic)
  • 4 Tbsp strawberry puree
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate for decorating glasses
  • Strawberries for garnish
  1. Chill glasses in the freezer
  2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and microwave another 30 seconds until melted and let cool 10 min. Add to a piping bag or plastic baggie and cut a tiny part of the tip of one corner if using a baggie and pipe some in the bottom of the glass and decorate around the rim, making sure there is some around the top of the rim. Set in freezer to firm up.
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into the glasses. Garnish with strawberries and serve


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So for Galentine’s Day go ahead and make these chocolate dipped strawberry martinis, because, treat yo ‘self!!

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  1. This is so pretty Shanna! I am loving the chocolate edging on the glass. And I love that close-up of the strawberry! Yum. Happy G-Day! (That doesn’t have quite the same ring as V-Day, does it…?)
    Karen @ The Food Charlatan recently posted…Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Bites (Gluten Free!)My Profile

  2. Oh man, I usually don’t drink anything other than wine but these martinis sound amazing! So perfect for Valentine’s Day. We plan to just stay in and a fun drink like this would be perfect!
    Ashley recently posted…Strawberry Brown Sugar Buttermilk Ice CreamMy Profile

  3. Beautiful photos! I also wish we were celebrating in person, everybody’s stuff looks amazing!

    Heather || Heather’s Dish recently posted…DIY Cheesecake Parfait Bar for a Rockin’ #GalentinesDayPartyMy Profile

  5. Wow! This is one stunning cocktail, Shanna! It sounds amazing!

  6. oh my goodness… these sound AMAZING. And so pretty, too!
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious recently posted…Lemon Ginger Scones #GalentinesDayPartyMy Profile

  7. Girl!! Right now all I can say is it’s too bad this is a virtual party. I could totally enjoy one (or two) of these with you and the rest of the Gals! So glad to be celebrating with you!
    Marly recently posted…Strawberry Chocolate Dessert BarsMy Profile

  8. If only we were celebrating together! I think you might finally have won me over to martini land with these. They look just girly enough for me. :) I always love your photos Shanna. Everything looks so elegant. I’m so glad you could join the party today!

    P.S. Is that your new aqua colander? It looks amazing!
    Courtney @ Neighborfood recently posted…Piña Colada Cupcakes #GalentinesDayPartyMy Profile

  9. Shanna, I die!!! I need a few of your chocolate dipped strawberry martinis How did you get that beautiful chocolate design on the glasses? I’m in awe! Your photos as usual are amazing and this sounds like heaven in a glass. Happy Galentine’s Day, lady!

  10. Simply stunning, Shanna!! I love that we channeled the giggle juice!

  11. Mmm yes I do want one thanks very much! So pretty and sounds delish too!

  12. I love EVERYTHING about this drink! I am a huge chocolate covered strawberry fan and I am in love with that chocolate rim!
    Angie | Big Bear’s Wife recently posted…Chocolate Dipped Donuts #‎GalentinesDayParty‬My Profile

  13. 1) We need a real life Galentine’s Day party. 2) I’m jealous of the fact that you are getting beautiful strawberries in February 3) I need this.
    Susan recently posted…Sweet Potato Cornmeal Waffles with Bourbon Cream and Pecan Butter #GalentinesDayPartyMy Profile

  14. I love the way you designed the chocolate around the rim of these martini glasses! That’s awesome! And chocolate covered strawberries is a treat I can have any day. Love this!
    Connie | URBAN BAKES recently posted…Red Velvet Ice CreamMy Profile

  15. I think it’s pretty preposterous that I’ve never heard about Galentine’s day until now! LOVE the concept. And these martinis. So fruity and festive!
    Joanne recently posted…Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Sprinkle CookiesMy Profile

  16. So pretty! And anything with strawberries and chocolate (and booze, duh :)) has my heart.
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough recently posted…dark chocolate pistachio ice cream with candied bacon bits #GalentinesDayPartyMy Profile

  17. Absolutely beautiful!! A girl’s day is never complete without martinis. These are perfect :)
    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker recently posted…Peanut Butter Banana Blondies with Bacon, aka Elvis Bars {Guest Post}My Profile

  18. Oh my. I can’t think of a single woman alive that wouldn’t go crazy for this. And I just love the presentation, with the chocolate squiggles on the rims of the glasses. Beautiful!

  19. Wow. Beautiful pictures! I love the the chocolate detailing.
    Morgan @ Peaches, Please recently posted…Fruity Dessert Pizza & Happy Galentine’s DayMy Profile

  20. What can I say more? I love everything about this drink.
    I’m sorry I haven’t seen it sooner. I would have been a great Valentine’s Day surprise for my girlfriend.
    John recently posted…Jellyfish Tattoo Meaning + PicturesMy Profile

  21. What an amazing and creative cocktail, Shanna. Seriously, it’s gorgeous. Pinned.

  22. Wellll HELLO gorgeous! I shoulda made these for Love day!!


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