Thursday, September 07, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

What better way to celebrate than with a cocktail? None that my drunken self can think of anyway.

A few weeks ago on the get crafty boards, someone posted a recipe for a Mars Bars martini. Mars Bars being tough to come by here in the States, I went for a slight variation.

And since we were already straying from the recipe and nobody really likes a double boiler, I went for a slightly less conventional cooking approach.

Ladies and gentleman, I give you: CHODKA (chodka of course being the adorable pet name you come up with for chocolate vodka when you are on your third glass).

Chocolate Candy

For our test batch, we combined five fun-size Three Musketeers bars with one half of a fifth (a tenth?) of Stoli. The recipe can be adjusted to taste.

To mix the chocolate and vodka, you have several options. You could (a) melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave and add it to your vodka, (b) chop the candy into little pieces and allow it to dissolve in the vodka over time, or (c) use your dishwasher for heightened dramatic effect.

We chose option (c). The dishwasher isn't used nearly enough in food preparation.

Add the candy to the vodka and seal tightly. Place bottle in the top rack of your dishwasher.

Run your dishwasher as usual. The heat should be enough to melt the chocolate without cooking off the alcohol. Your chodka may require a quick shake to mix.

Chill and enjoy.

For more alcoholic enjoyment, I invited a few friends over to sample the chodka and invent some cocktails. We chronicled the festivities in the name of science. (right, "science") You can read about that here.


At 10:36 AM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

ooooh, Chodka sounds good! And I'da never thought to implement the dishwasher. Cool.

At 9:59 PM, Blogger Briana said...

OMG in the dishwasher?? Amazing!!


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