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Snow Cream Martini with White Chocolate Rimmer on Mid-Week Mixers

snow cream martini with white chocolate rimmerI’m at the #BEA14 Table 20 from 2-3pm and Booth 2368 from 3-4pm on Thursday May 29th. I hope while I’m in New York City I can find drinks as delicious as this martini that Naomi shared with us from the Pub and Grub Forum! We’re lucky to have her. If you’re participating in the ArmchairBEA, you can definitely whip this up at home!

Adapted: The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook

When I reviewed this cookbook and came across this recipe, I was immediately drawn to it. It was the first tini that I had ever seen that was made with sweetened condensed milk and that used a blender versus a shaker. So, I was game. I will try anything once. (Okay, maybe not anything!)

While the tini was good, it wasn’t great. At least that was my opinion. My husband, on the other hand, loved it. I couldn’t get past the icy taste to the tini. I like my cream based tinis creamy and this just didn’t have that. One of the other things that did me in was that it separates, like ice milk, when it sits.

I will be making my own version of this tini that will be much more creamy and not depend on ice being added to it.

So here we go!

Ingredients:
1.5 cups vanilla vodka
1/2 cup WHITE chocolate liquor (dark chocolate can’t be substituted here)
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
3 cups small ice cubes

Optional:
White chocolate rimmer
whipping cream

Directions:
Optional:
Melt white chocolate in a double boiler. Very gently, swirl the rim of the martini glass in the melted chocolate. If desired, splash chocolate on the insides of glasses. Place in freezer to allow to firm while the rest of the drink is prepared.

Directions-Tini:
1) Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.
2) Top with whipped cream and additional white chocolate, if desired.

Find more great recipes at Naomi’s The Pub And Grub Forum

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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