Thursday, January 1, 2015

For your OSU pre-game: The Buckeye-tini!


Inspired by fervant OSU fans (my friends), excellent tailgating and a delectable little treat that just happens to share its name with our mascot, I present The Buckeye-tini!

This extra-yummy sip features a chocolate martini with a peanut butter rimmer...and a special surprise inside.

The Buckeye-tini
1.5 oz  Godiva® chocolate liqueur
1.5 oz Creme de Cacao
1 oz vanilla vodka
2 oz half & half
     2 parts peanut butter powder (Just Great Stuff®)
     1 part powdered sugar
One Buckeye (If you don't know about these little devils, I've included details below.)

Rimmer ingredients
Prep the glasses: A vital step for this one.  Mix the powdered peanut butter and powdered sugar and pour onto a small plate. Pour a small amount of the chocolate liqueur on a second small plate. Dip the top of the glass into the liqueur. Then, swirl the glass in the powder until you get a nice even coating. Place one Buckeye* into each rimmed glass. (A mini-Reese cup could be used as a substitute.)

Measure: Pour all of the cocktail ingredients into a glass measuring cup with a spout - assuming you're making a big batch for a crowd.

Shake: Shaking is key. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Get it good and frothy.

Pour into rimmed glass.

Buckeye candies
    sip.  savor.  celebrate!

* Buckeyes (the candy, not the team)
Buckeyes are peanut butter balls dipped not-quite-all-the-way in chocolate, so they look a lot like the buckeyes that grow on the Ohio state tree. You can find them in stores, especially in Ohio, but they are easy (although a bit time consuming) to make. Here is a link to the recipe I used: Although I didn't need nearly 6 cups of powdered sugar - follow the advice of the comments and just add sugar a bit at a time until the dough is firm.

Martini ingredients

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