To start this season off right, I'm going to put on my new spring watch and make an adult play date drink to go along with it. It's springtime, damn it! I deserve a cocktail and something pretty.
(Also, because Mother Nature hasn’t been very nice so far and I’m sad and need a pick me up)
All winter long, I’ve yearned for the warm, sunny, and carefree afternoons, with my kids having play dates, running around with friends outside, while the parents kick back and unwind. Not looking at our watches, or rushing around. Just taking it easy.
Play dates are usually geared for the kids though, ya know? Whether it’s getting the kids dressed, packing their snacks, or driving to the play date, it’s all about the kids. And don’t get me wrong, I love my children, love taking them to play dates and everything that comes along with it... But what about us. Yes, us... the parents of these kids. We deserve to treat ourselves, too. Whether it’s having adult friendly snacks available or putting on those pair of shoes or that cool and new spring watch you’ve been wanting to wear. This spring, I challenge us adults to spend a little more time and effort on us. This winter has been brutal!
What I love about the recipe I’m sharing with you below is how I got my inspiration. I recently got this Jord watch.
If you haven’t heard all the buzz around these yet, allow me to shed some light. These unique watches are made out of wood and are super light-weight to wear, so if you are chasing after a kid, or serving up some mean cocktails, your wrist won’t feel weighed down- this is huge for me in the kitchen. The last thing I need when I’m hosting or cooking is to feel something clunky on my wrist. Now, back to finding my inspiration for this drink. My Jord watch is from the Frankie 35 series, and has a mint green face with a dark sandalwood band. It basically begged me to make a mint chocolate cocktail to match it. I mean, doesn’t everyone want to match their spring watch to their drinks (ha, and the super cool wooden martini glasses my husband bought me a few years back!)?
Then I started to think about how I made a peppermint martini over the wintertime, and when I think spring and summer, I think ice cream. So do you see where I’m going with this??
You guessed it, a frozen ice cream milkshake martini.
When I crafted this recipe it was a scorching 35 degrees outside in April (insert sarcasm ______), yet, I still drank the whole damn thing. THE WHOLE. DAMN. THING.
That being said, the next time I make this, it WILL be (better be!!) warm, sunny, and I’ll have a few friends over to help me and my husband out, so we can all kick back and watch the kids have a blast.
Frankie’s Mint Chocolate Frozen Martini
Inspired by The Jord Watches Frankie 35 Series
Makes 3 small (or two large) cocktails
- 2 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces dark chocolate liqueur
- .5 ounce peppermint schnapps
- 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt (ish, depending on how thick you like it. Start with 1/2 cup, and add more until it's as thick as you want it to be). You also can use ice cream, or a dairy free alternative!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- About 1/2 cup of ice cubes
- Whipped cream, mini chocolate morsels, and mint leaves for garnish
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and thick. Pour into martini glasses and top with a touch of whipped cream, chocolate chips, and a mint leaf. Serve immediately!