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Patrón Cafe Dark Chocolate Orange Coffee-tini Cocktail

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Photo by Linda Roy 

Chocolate. Coffee. Tequila. In a pretty bottle. Patrón’s XO Cafe Dark is my favorite libation at the moment. Of the Patrón line of tequilas it is also one of the most affordable.

Chocolate and coffee both pair well with orange, so I decided on Triple Sec. It’s not too sweet, just a nice hint of orange.


2 oz Patron Cafe Dark Cocoa
1 oz Triple Sec
3 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
to make

  • Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
  • Pour into a cocktail glass filled with ice and squeeze some fresh orange juice into glass.
  • Garnish with orange peel.

It tastes like a decadent fruit-filled dark chocolate from a box of Godivas!

Cake and Ice Cream Martini

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Cake and ice cream? Yes please. Birthday cocktail? Don’t mind if I do. Why not put them together? Sounds like a match made in heaven. Turns out, it is. Cake vodka is a wonderful thing, my friends. Here’s how to have your cake and drink it too.


2 oz cake vodka
2 oz light cream
confectioner’s sugar
nonpareils sprinkles

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Chill vodka and cream in a martini shaker filled with ice
Rim glass with a mixture of confectioner’s sugar and water (that’s the glue for the sprinkles)
Roll the rim of the glass in sprinkles and then pour the chilled cocktail in said glass (duh) and…

Inspired by the Cake Batter Martini by The Novice Chef

Espresso Martini

espresso martini

You need to know something about me.

I love coffee.

No – you don’t understand – love coffee.  I love it morning, afternoon, evening…all freaking day is one long coffee break.

This cocktail is the ultimate offering to The Goddess Caffeina.  Coffee, chocolate and vodka.  Really…do we require anything more?

Espresso martini? Yes please! Sign me up. But do espresso martinis simultaneously make you tired and wired? We’ll just have to try one to find out, right?

Recipe from 5 Ingredient Fix cookbook by Claire Robinson


3 ounces vanilla vodka
1 ounce dark creme de cacao
2 ounces brewed espresso, room temperature or chilled
Whipped cream, for garnish
Bittersweet chocolate, for garnish

To make 

In a chilled cocktail shaker, combine ingredients, except for whipped cream and chocolate until chilled, and
strain into 2 chilled martini glasses.  Float a layer of whipped cream over the top. Using a vegetable peeler, shave some dark chocolate on top of each glass.

Photo by Devin Lee Ainslie / CC BY