It’s time to celebrate this month’s Cooking with Astrology, and this month is Aquarius! So many things come to mind when I hear Aquarius…the song “Age of Aquarius”…the 60’s…rainbows and hippies. I tried to control myself and not go too crazy…..
I could not resist starting our meal off with a Milky Way Martini. 🙂 I used to LOVE Milky Way candy bars, but they are caramel covered in milk chocolate. A big no no when you can’t eat dairy, but this martini has all of the flavors without any dairy! Cream de Cocoa, Caramel Vodka, and I chose Whipped Cream Vodka to mimic the nougat filling.
Are you curious who this imaginary meal is being shared with? I searched and searched for a celebrity Aquarius to use for inspiration, and I could only find one (that was not married)…..
Ashton Kutcher…..I can work with that! Christopher Ashton Kutcher is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which is where I currently reside, and is of Bohemian/Czech heritage. So this month we will be having Czech inspired dishes that are popular here in Eastern Iowa.
Chicken Paprika (Csirke Paprikash)
Galactic Brownies…..not Czech, just fun! 😉
and Kolaches for breakfast. I have always wanted to make kolaches, so this was the perfect excuse!!
Okay, back to the Milky Way Martini. I had two different ideas in my head of how I wanted these martinis to look, so obviously I made both! I started with the clear cream de cocoa and a bite sized milky way candy on a tooth pick. This one looks the most like a traditional martini…..
I also tried it with dark cream de cocoa and a milky way candy cut to fit on the edge of the glass…..
It might just be my imagination, but I preferred the martini made with the dark cream de cocoa. It had more of a chocolate flavor than the clear one. Both were delicious, I guess it comes down to how you would like your drink to look. 🙂 They are so simple to make…just fill your shaker with ice and your alcohol and shake…..
pour into a chilled martini glass and their ready. Enjoy!
Milky Way Martini
|Prep time||5 minutes|
- 2 Ounces Cream de Cocoa (clear or dark)
- 2 Ounces Caramel Vodka (I used Pearl)
- 1 Ounce Whipped Cream Vodka (I used Pinnacle)
- 1 bite sized Milky Way (to garnish)
|Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes.|
|Add cream de cocoa, caramel vodka, and whipped cream vodka to the shaker. Shake to combine.|
|Pour into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a milky way candy and serve.|