Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martini
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!!
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.
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!
So now I am pretty much hungry for brunch after reading that list. Us gal bloggers know how to make some amazing brunch foods!
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
- 3 ounces Vodka, I used Ciroc
- 3 ounces Creme De Cacao
- 3 ounces Dark Chocolate Liqueur (I used Thatcher's Organic
- 4 tablespoon strawberry puree (see notes)
- 2 tablespoon heavy cream
- 2 ounces dark chocolate for decorating glasses
- Strawberries for garnish
To make strawberry puree either use 1 cup fresh strawberries diced or thaw a cup of frozen strawberries.
If using fresh place the strawberries with 2 tablespoon water adn 2 tablespoon sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer stirring until sugar is dissolved and strawberries release their juice. Puree in a blender then chill until ready to use.
If using frozen thaw and place in saucepan juice and 2 tablespoon sugar. Heat until sugar is dissolved then puree in a blender. Chill until ready to use.
You don't have to strain the strawberry puree unless you want to remove the seeds that didn't get blended.
So for Galentine's Day go ahead and make these chocolate dipped strawberry martinis, because, treat yo 'self!!