Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Nutella Martini Recipe..... need I say more?

Chocolate and Hazelnut, nary a better combination.

I have been wanting to make a martini using Nutella for some time now.  Here's what I came up with.
Swirl  Nutella in a martini glass.  Before adding ice, to a shaker add 1 Jigger Frangelico, 1 Jigger good quality vodka (I used Russian Standard), 1 Jigger Milk, 1 Jigger 1/2 & 1/2, and 1 heaping Tbl Nutella.  Shake to blend.   Add ice and shake again until very cold.  Strain into a martini glass and indulge!  Lovely for the end of the evening or a dessert party.
This recipe was posted on Thursday night and I am now typing on Saturday morning.  I have never searched for, heard of, nor consumed a Nutella martini until this one, the one I made up.  I decided to do a quick search of Nutella Martini last night and sure enough I found a few.  The interesting thing is people are calling them Nutella Martini's (just like me) with a small hitch, Nutella is a trademarked name but none of the recipes I found actually contained Nutella.  They used Frangelico and Godiva Chocolate.  I think that is what trademark infringement is all about.  Well I for one am supporting the real thing!

It's just after Thanksgiving 2012 and while in The Outer Banks, my brother made these for a few of us.  Since there was no shaker, he blended them without ice first, then the ice was added to chill.  I placed a dollop of Nutella on a dish and rotated the glass through it to rim the edge.  Once the martini was chilled they were poured.  Wow, they were divine! 

1 comment:

Chef Penny Terr said...

Just made this for a friend, and they were wowed!! I will post a photo on Facebook.