I hope you’re all using this day to indulge yourself a little bit.  I mean, that’s what it’s really all about, right?  My husband gave me some beautiful Black South Seas Pearl Earrings this year – I’ve been wearing them all day and wishing he were here with us!  I also bought myself some flowers because I just love fresh flowers on occasion, and I’ve learned that I should just buy them myself instead of waiting to get them as a gift.  Little Miss and I are really enjoying them!  I got mostly purple ones since that’s one of her favorite colors. 


If I weren’t so stuffy, I’d treat myself to this yummy martini tonight.  Instead, I’ll be indulging in decongestant, and maybe a little chocolate! 

This martini gives a great chocolate taste without being too sweet. 

Chocolate Martini

  • 3/4 ounce Amaretto (Brandy will work too)
  • 3/4 ounce Crème de Cocoa
  • 3/4 ounce Chocolate Vodka (I used 360)
  • splash of ginger syrup (optional)
  • 3/4 ounce (or more) milk of your choosing

Put all ingredients in a shaker.  Shake well and pour into a chilled martini glass.

If you happen to have some shaved chocolate laying around, by all means sprinkle that on top.


8 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. Happy Valentines day!!!!
    That martini looks FABULOUS!!! I will try it at my next book club!!!! Fabulous idea suited perfectly for my gang of girls!

    BTW I bought my own flowers too, but Dream Baby did bring me a bag of Starbucks beans (NEW IN NORWAY!!!!) and a bottle of wine with a red ribbon on it when he served me coffee in bed…


    1. How sweet! Hubby e-mailed me before I even woke up, and called several times.
      Now that he works out of town, it really makes sense to buy my own flowers – they’re so much cheaper at the grocery store or smaller flower shops when you don’t have to pay for delivery!
      I used almond milk in that martini, but I know anything else would work just fine.

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