Every month has a slew of abstract and unknown holidays. For instance, every November 3rd is Sandwich Day and November is National Model Railroad Month. Can anyone honestly claim they celebrate either of those? June is no exception either.
June is Candy Month, and today, June 8th, is Best Friends’ Day (holidayinsight.com). Unlike sandwich day and model railroads, though, candy and best friends go together like two peas in a pod. It is no surprise that when someone says candy most people think chocolate, and based on annual sales if chocolate had a best friend it would be peanut butter. Reese’s peanut butter cups are ranked second behind M&M’s milk chocolate (businessweek.com). So, what’s a better way to celebrate both of these abstract holidays than to make a Peanut Butter Cup Martini?
Here’s the recipe:
1 oz vanilla vodka
½ oz Kahlua
½ oz white crème de cocoa
1 oz godiva chocolate liquor
¾ oz peanut butter simple syrup
Splash of milk/cream
Reese’s peanut butter cup
To make the peanut butter simple syrup mix equal parts sugar and water over medium high heat. When they start to dissolve add a glob of peanut butter and melt it down. Once it is thoroughly mixed and begins to bubble remove from heat and cool.
Take a martini glass and swirl with chocolate syrup. Depending on the size of your Reese’s either skewer or place on the rim. Add remaining ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into your prepared martini glass.
By Krystle Turkington
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