Russell Stover's Chocolate Cocktails Russell Stover's Chocolate Cocktails

Chocolate is one of the most versatile foods. It's complex flavor allows for perfect pairings with sweet, savory, and salty foods. It is enjoyed solid, melted, dusted, frozen, and liquid. It can be super sweet, rich, creamy, a bit bitter or a lot. It's notes work wonderfully with milk, coffee, as well as rum. That's why we created recipes using chocolate in one of our favorite ways to celebrate — cocktails.

Cheers! to LOVE Chocolate Strawberry Martini Cheers! to LOVE Chocolate Strawberry Martini
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Celebrate your love this Valentines's day with a match that even cupid approves -- Strawberry and Chocolate


yield: 2 Chocolate Strawberry Martinis

prep time: 15 min
total time: 15 min


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (or half and half)
  • 15 individual Russell Stover Milk Chocolate Miniatures
  • 1 shot strawberry infused vodka
  • ice to fill shaker
  • Optional: Fresh strawberries for garnish or Russell Stover Strawberry Bon Bons (crushed)

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small saucepan, warm the cream — do not let it boil.
  2. Add the Russell Stover Milk Chocolate Miniatures to the cream, and stir until chocolate melts. Let cool before you proceed to next step.
  3. Fill the martini shaker with ice.
  4. Add the cooled chocolate and cream mixture and vodka.
  5. Shake very well, and then strain into 2 martini glasses.
  6. Optional: Cut a small slice into the bottom of a fresh strawberry and place on rim of glass. Serve immediately,

FESTIVE SUGGESTION:

Decorate the martini glass rims with crushed Russell Stover Strawberry Bon Bons. Fill sandwich bag with unwrapped candies and crush with small hammer. Pour crushed bon bons into shallow bowl. Using cold water moisten the rim of each glass. Place glass upside down in crushed strawberry candies and twist to adhere candy to the rim.


Russell Stover's Chocolate Cocktails Russell Stover's Chocolate Cocktails
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This simple and delicious recipe is ideal for both small and large gatherings. We find it satisfying cocktail for anytime of the year.


yield: 2 Milk Chocolate Martinis

prep time: 10 Min
total time: 10 Min


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 oz (15 individually wrapped) coarsely chopped Russell Stover milk chocolate candies
  • 1 oz. quality vodka
  • 4 oz. Irish cream

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice
  2. Add chopped Russell Stover milk chocolate candies
  3. Add Vodka and Irish Cream
  4. Add Heavy Cream
  5. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds
  6. Strain into glasses
  7. Serve Cold

FESTIVE SUGGESTION:

Decorate the martini glasses with chocolate ganache. Using cold water moisten the rim of each glass. Place glass upside down in grated chocolate and twist to adhere chocolate to the rim.


Russell Stover Dark Chocolate Peppermint Melt Martini Russell Stover Dark Chocolate Peppermint Melt Martini
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This festive and delicious recipe is ideal for both small and large gatherings. It is easy to make non-alcoholic version using peppermint syrup in place of the vodka or schnapps. Cheers!


yield: 2 Dark Chocolate Peppermint Martinis

prep time: 15 min
total time: 15 min


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (or half and half)
  • 15 individual Russell Stover Dark Chocolate Miniatures
  • 1 shot peppermint vodka or peppermint schnapps
  • ice to fill shaker
  • Optional: Russell Stover French Mint Minatures or Russell Stover Peppermint Hard Candies (crushed for garnish)

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small saucepan, warm the cream — do not let it boil.
  2. Add the Russell Stover Dark Chocolate Peppermint Melts to the cream, and stir until chocolate melts. Let cool before you proceed to next step.
  3. Fill the martini shaker with ice.
  4. Add the cooled chocolate and cream mixture, vodka and/or schnapps.
  5. Shake very well, and then strain into 2 martini glasses.
  6. Optional: rim the martini glass with Russell Stover crushed peppermint hard candies. Serve immediately,

FESTIVE SUGGESTION:

Decorate the martini glasses with Russell Stover Peppermint Hard Candies. Fill sandwich bag with unwrapped candies and crush with small hammer. Pour crushed peppermints into shallow bowl. Using cold water moisten the rim of each glass. Place glass upside down in crushed peppermints and twist to adhere candy to the rim.


Use Russell Stover’s French Mint Miniatures to increase the mint ratio, or better yet, mix both the dark chocolate and the French mint miniature for a pure decadent dessert martini.