Chocolate Martini Recipe

Vickie with ChocolatRouge

Chocolate Martini Recipe That’s Perfect For Easy Entertaining

Just open and pour this Chocolate Martini !

Drink recipes are all the rage.  Here is the perfect “adult” chocolate martini recipe and all you have to do is open and pour!  I love the Milk Chocolate ChocolatRouge and I’ve made a ChocolatRouge -A-Tini that’s perfect for your New Years celebration!  All three of the ChocolatRouge wines are really red wine with chocolate.  I’m featuring the Milk ChocolatRouge in this recipe for a great Milk Chocolate Martini recipe.  The Milk ChocolatRouge is cream infused with Barbara wine and natural rich chocolate flavors which make this the perfect ingredient for my ChocolatRouge-A-Tini Martini recipe.

ChocolatRouge-A-Tini...... Deliciously Different Martini Recipe
  • Milk Chocolate ChocolatRouge
  • Marshmallow Creme
  • Milk Chocolate pieces
  1. Rim the martini glass in Marshmallow Creme.
  2. Blend the milk chocolate in a food processor to process into small bits.
  3. Dip the marshmallow rimmed martini glass into the chocolate bits.
  4. Pour in the well chilled Milk Chocolate ChocolatRouge wine and ENJOY!!

ChocolatRouge A-Tini Drink


ChocolatRouge -A-Tini Ingredients


 Process the milk chocolate into fine bits.

Chop chocolate


Rim the martini glass in the Marshmallow Creme and then in the chocolate bits.

Rim Martini Glass with Marshmallow Creme


Rim Martini Glass in Chocolate


Pour in the well chilled Milk Chocolate ChocolatRouge and ENJOY!

ChocolatRouge A-Tini 

The ChocolatRouge Sweet Red is a soft, velvety  combination of Pinot Noir, Malbec, Syrah and natural rich chocolate flavors blended in a sweeter style for those with a sweet tooth.  Sweet Red is best when served at room temperature.

The newest of the three is Dark Red ChocolatRouge.  This is full-bodied of Pinot Noir, Malbec and those great chocolate flavors.  Dark Red is also best served at room temperature.  

For more information on ChocolatRouge – including lots of additional cocktail ideas – visit 



How to Rim a Martini Glass with Peppermint Candy

Here is a fun cocktail garnish for a Martini glass!

Garnish a martini glass

Garnish a martini glass with crushed peppermint candy!

 Celebrate in style with this easy Martini garnish.  This will make your cocktail more memorable. Remember that drink garnishes should complement or contrast the flavor of the drink.   I recently made White Chocolate Mint Martinis and a festive rim is crushed peppermint candy……but how do you get the crushed peppermint candies to stick to the glass????

Video: How To Rim a Martini Glass With Peppermint Candy

Have some fun making a martini! Learn how to rim the glass with peppermint candy!


Here is my Success Secret…..

Put some Kraft Marshmallow Creme on a saucer.

Dip the edges of the glass into Marshmallow Creme.

Place the peppermint candy or candy canes into a large zip lock bag and pound with a mallet until crushed.

Dip the coated edge of the glass into the crushed peppermint candies and viola! …. They stick to the edge of the glass!

I love to use this garnish when I serve White Chocolate Mint Martini‘s.  The creamy marshmallow cream and the sweet peppermint candy is the perfect complement to this martini.   I use Dove Chocolate Discoveries White Chocolate Mint Martini Mix.  Be sure to check out my review for that product.  

Remember, “Let’s Make Life Special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!” 



Eggnog Alexander Holiday Drink Recipes

Every busy hostess needs holiday drink recipes!

Looking for some holiday drink recipes?

Holiday Drink Recipes

Eggnog Alexanders are perfect for holiday entertaining or just relaxing by the fire.  This drink recipe only has THREE ingredients and with a quick whirl in the blender you will be serving up a creamy dreamy eggnog drink in no time.

I used purchased eggnog for this recipe.  Eggnog or egg nog (either is correct) is a sweetened dairy-based drink that is traditionally made with milk or cream, sugar and whipped eggs.  The whipped eggs give the eggnog it’s frothy texture.  Vanilla is also a common flavoring.  Liquors such as Brandy, rum,whisky,bourbon or vodka are often added to the eggnog.  I add Bourbon to my Eggnog Alexanders for a festive drink.  However, if you do not want an alcoholic drink, feel free to omit the Brandy.  Just mix the eggnog and ice cream in the blender and top with a sprinkling of ground nutmeg and you will have a wonderful holiday drink!

The typical garnish for eggnog or eggnog recipes such as the Eggnog Alexander is a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg.

Regular eggnog is high in fat and high in cholesterol but there are low-fat varieties available on the market.   

Great Holiday Drink Recipes Eggnog Alexanders
Egg Nog Alexander
Recipe type: Beverage - Alcoholic
Serves: 2
  • ¼ cup egg nog
  • ¼ cup Brandy
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  1. Put the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into serving glasses and top with a big dollop of whipped cream if desired.
  3. Enjoy!
Make Life Special is all about easy and creative recipes for BUSY people.  These recipes are designed to help you gather your family and friends in your home to make special memories again.  Please don’t think that you are ever too busy to enjoy life..or to enjoy your family and friends.  The holidays are the perfect time to share your home with others.    
Remember, “Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!” 

Yellow Bird Cocktail

I’m dreaming of the beach today…… so grab a cocktail glass and I’ll show you how to make the famous Yellow Bird Cocktail!  This is the authentic Bahama’s Yellow Bird recipe.  A bartender in the Bahamas wrote this recipe on a napkin and handed it to me when I told him how much I LOVED this drink!


Yellow Birds are perfect on a hot summer day…..or anytime you want to escape to the islands!


Yellow Bird Cocktail
Recipe type: Alcoholic drink, cocktail
  • 1 cup light rum
  • ½ cup Creme de Banana
  • ¼ cup Tia Maria
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  1. Stir together and serve over ice. Enjoy!


Watch the complete YouTube video recipe:   

Video: Yellow Bird Cocktail

I’m dreaming of the beach grab your cocktail glass and I’ll show you how to make a Yellow Bird Cocktail!


To download printable recipe with photos, click here:     Yellow Bird Cocktail

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