Friday, September 28, 2012
The Thin Mint Martini
So, what do you do when the system is slow? This is an interesting question because of the productivity that we’ve realized from automation and computerization. Way back in the day, it was a non-issue. I guess when the serfs were working the fields and it rained cats and dogs, they would have to find something else to do. Nowadays, sitting in our offices, we don’t have that type of interruption. However, we get that little clock, that darned “Please Wait” message, or the progress bar that just won’t progress. Today, I had one of those moments. I would have sworn that I could have heard the “Jeopardy” music, (da, da, da… da, da, da… da, da, da… dum…. da, da, da, da…). So, unwilling to simply sit and waste the time, I tooled on over to an e-mail from Indy Monthly. Someone wrote in about a drink that they have that is their absolute favorite.
Well, I can see why. As presented, The Thin Mint Martini at Forty Five Degrees consisted of vanilla vodka, Godiva liqueur, crème de menthe, and cream poured into a cocoa-rimmed glass. No instructions were provided, but intrigue abounded! This sounded delicious! I sent Connie a copy of the e-mail, and then back to work. Back to work, indeed. We finally arrived home at 9:15 after teaching a Social Security seminar. Too late for a bottle of wine, but what about a cocktail?
We didn’t get pictures of this part, but he made three different mini (using a half teaspoon as the base measurement) versions of this drink. We agreed that 2 Godiva, 1 vodka, 1 cream and ½ crème de menthe was the appropriate combination. We’ll have to get down to Forty Five Degrees to see how close we came.
In the meantime, get there, or mix yourself up a batch of: Thin Mint Martini from Forty Five Degrees (http://fortyfiveindy.com) (as adapted by my intrepid mixologist, Connie). As always, for two. Chill two martini glasses 4 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur 2 oz vanilla vodka (we make our own) 1 oz crème de menthe (we use DeKuyper’s) 2 oz half and half (as noted, it called for cream, we had half and half) Rim martini glasses with cocoa Connie also grated an Andes mint as a garnish Mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, strain. Kiss the one you love and enjoy!