Thursday, November 29, 2012

Two Turtle Doves

Day 288

Two Turtle Doves
3.5 shots out of 5

Happy Thursday!  My husband just informed me that he was not aware that today was Thursday already.  Isn't that just the greatest feeling?  Thinking it's Tuesday........Wednesday at the latest and finding out that in fact it's not just Thursday, but Thursday night!  Score!  Since it is Thursday night, that brings us just about another week closer to Christmas......oh boy.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  Right from the Christmas carol itself comes tonight's cocktail, Two Turtle Doves.....OK, so I really found tonight's cocktail at cocktailtimes.  This cocktail is pretty good.  Not a whole lot of wonderful flavor.......I'm assuming that is because of all of the half and half that is in this cocktail.  I think I would change the vodka to vanilla vodka instead of using regular vodka if I make this one again.  All in all, it's not a bad cocktail....just not a very memorable one either.  I must say that the grated white chocolate on the rim on this martini glass does add a very nice touch!  I found this package of it at my local grocery store, and when I opened it up (thinking it was a big old hunk of chocolate I'd have to break up myself), I was VERY pleasantly surprised to see rectangles of white chocolate all separated in little plastic cup things (kind of looked like an ice cube tray).

Here is the recipe for Two Turtle Doves:

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coconut cream
  • 1 oz half and half (or half milk and half cream like I used)
  • 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
  • grated white chocolate
Rim your martini glass with grated white chocolate.  In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above, except for the grated white chocolate that you used to rim your martini glass.  Shake and strain your cocktail into your rimmed martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:

two turtle doves cocktail, christmas cocktail, vodka, coconut cream, half & half, white creme de cacao

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

two turtle doves cocktail, christmas cocktail, vodka, coconut cream, half & half, white creme de cacao

Here's to yummy white chocolate rimmed cocktails!


The Cocktail Lady


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