Mother's Day drink recipe: 'I Said So Martini'

The recipe for the I Said So Martini, perfect for Mother's Day. Photo: The martini ready to serve to Mom Photo: Patrón

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 11, 2013 — Mother’s Day is the one day a year that is set on the calendar to remind us we should be showing Mom how much she means to us. While we all like to celebrate differently, food is a common part of the celebration. So why not serve mom a special drink to celebrate the day as well?

An item on the Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2013, Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is a nice gift for the mom who enjoys the occasional cocktail. Patrón has combined Criollo chocolate with a light touch of coffee and mixed that with Patrón Silver. The result is a sweet, velvety liqueur that is smooth and a pleasure to drink. Despite being a coffee liqueur, Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa features the other flavors ahead of the coffee, so even those who are not a fan of coffee flavored beverages will find enjoyment here.  

Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa. Photo courtesy of Patrón.

The people at Patrón have also designed a special drink just for Mother’s Day so you can help mom enjoy her gift: the “I Said So Martini.” Even if you cannot cook, this drink is so easy you do not have to worry about messing it up.

I Said So Martini

Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa 2 oz.

Amaretto Liqueur 0.5 oz.

Cream 1 oz.

Almond shavings for garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with almond shavings.

Simply shake the ingredients together. Photo by Dinner Series via Flickr.

Make sure you hit the store in advance so that you have all the ingredients you need. Then after she unwraps the bright red box that the Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa comes in, you can offer to whip up her special treat. Make sure you tell her the name of the drink. She will find it amusing as well.

If you are looking for other options on how to use Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa, Patrón has developed about 30 other drinks to try. Simply visit their website for the recipes to whip up. But with hints of chocolate, coffee and almond, Mom is sure  to like the “I Said So Martini.”

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Brighid is a freelance writer and first time mother.  She holds an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.  Find her on Facebook @Brighid Moret

 

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