|Photo from Goodreads.com|
Woo-Hoo, a whole year of book and cocktail pairings! I'm halfway to my goal (see my first post here). For this, the last installment of 2011 I'm going with a Devil in the Mud in honor of The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Now, I read this book way before Anne Hathaway made Meryl Streep cringe wearing clunky loafers and blah sweaters in the movie version of the book. I will admit that the movie is entertaining, but the book is SO much better. The book captures all of the nuances of the characters in a way that the movie just didn't. I also felt like all of the satirical qualities of the book were lost in the movie, and that was a big part of why I enjoyed the book. Alas, I still recommend both the novel and the movie, but definitely read the book first (and drink this cocktail while you're at it).
|This is a mud I wouldn't mind being stuck in|
1 1/2 oz. Raspberry vodka
3/4 oz. Chocolate syrup
2 oz. Milk
1/2 oz. Chambord*
1/2 oz. White crème de cacao
How to: Prep your martini glass with a drizzle of the chocolate syrup. In a cocktail shaker mix ice, vodka, chocolate syrup, milk, Chambord, and the crème de cacao. Shake for at least 20 seconds. Serve in the prepared martini glass. *Chambord Liqueur is a black raspberry liqueur from France that is made with raspberries, blackberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and cognac.
|This gives the drink some of its tart and sweet raspberry flavor|
|Getting my swirl on before I poured the martini|
|Very fashionista, don't you think?|