Wednesday, February 13, 2008

rock, taylor, tini, and giant

during the filming of giant...the relationship between rock hudson and elisabeth taylor was completely innocent; they liked to party together and one of their favorite concoctions - a chocolate martini - almost made a cameo appearance in the film. the famous wedding scene where taylor is attending her sister's ceremony and is surprised by hudson's unexpected arrival was filmed after an all night drinking session between taylor and hudson. "in between takes," hudson was fond of saying, "elizabeth and i were running out and throwing up. we were both so hung over we couldn't speak. that's what made the scene." (from

here is ting's favorite recipe for chocolate martinis... we love ting!

ting says... "i prefer the white creme (less) and more vodka for an everyday drink. for dessert, i prefer the dark creme with shaved curled chocolate."


2 oz base spirit (vodka, light rum or brandy)
1/2 oz chocolate liqueur
1/2 oz white creme de cacao
chocolate syrup to coat rim of martini glass
raw sugar
chocolate shavings (60% or higher cacao)
long lemon twist

coat rim of martini glass with chocolate syrup and dip in sugar. mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass. garnish with shavings and twist.

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