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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cake Batter Martini ...inspired by Because I Said So {food 'n flix}

You might not know this about me, but I'm a movie buff.  It's true.  I watch a lot of movies.  Sure, a lot of people boast about how they have no time to watch movies.  They'd rather enjoy the sunshine.  They don't watch movies and tv because they rot your mind.  Well, okay.  If that's what they believe, I'm not gonna knock it.  But I don't feel that way.  I make time to watch movies.  I also enjoy the sunshine, but a couple of hours in a cool theater during a super-hot day is a welcome reprieve for me.  Besides, the majority of movies I watch happen during the hours when the sunshine isn't even in the sky.  And I don't think it rots my brain.  I think it gives it a reprieve from the madness.

So there.

And I'm not just a one-trick pony.  Er...ahhh...maybe that's not the right way to put it (brain rot?).  But you know what I mean, right?  I don't stick to one genre.  I like movies as a whole.  The type I watch depends on my mood.  Give me a good shoot-em-up action flick.  Or a scared-shitless horror film that makes me not want to turn off the tube for another hour, just so I can get my mind on something else (...although I could do without the "scary" movies that are all gore and boobies).  Sci-Fi?  YES!  I am a Sci-Fi geek.  Foreign films suit my fancy just fine.  I love me some Kung-Fu.  And comedy from hold-my-sides hilarious to deliciously cheesy is also  my bag.  Even family-style, feel-good films and animated films are fair game.  Mysteries, Thrillers, Musicals, Westerns, Romance, Crime,Fantasty...heck, I even enjoy a good Documentary.
And don't even get me started on the benefits of taking the time to watch a good Chick-Flick.  They soothe my soul.  They make me laugh.  They bring tears to my eyes.  They make remember the frivolty (and the intensity) of young love and the joys of being married to a wonderful man.  Plus, you can pretty much guarantee that EYE CANDY will be involved.   Always a plus.

Even better?  When there is FOOD involved.  I mean, food in any genre brings a movie up a notches in my book (was there ever any doubt?), but a foodie chick-flick can lighten my spirits like none other.  Some make me want to hit pause to run into the kitchen and make myself a cup of tea.  More often I want to grab a bottle of wine.  So whether I'm taking a couple hours of "me time" or breaking out the cocktails with the girls, foodie chick-flicks are essential to my being.

That may be why, as this month's host, I choose Because I Said So as this month's Food 'n Flix pick.  Okay, it is why.  Because I Said So didn't win any Oscars.  Nor is it critically acclaimed.  But it's jam-packed with foodie chick-flick goodness.  Zany characters that resemble real life - and yet don't resemble real life at all.  What?  That doesn't make sense?   Beautiful cakes with fresh tangerines in the frosting to chocolate souffles to herbal wedding charms to Creamsicles to Lady Baltimore Cake to Tuna Pasta Toss.  Wine.  Delicious eye candy.  Relationships from mother-daughter to sisters to guy-girl.  Music that makes me sing along.  And of course a happy ending.

Yes, it is good for my soul to watch a good chick-flick once in a while.
I bobbled back and forth on what this flick inspired me to make.  I fought myself on the popsicle since I promised I wouldn't do another popsicle for this one.  But that scene where Milly and Johnny first meet and her wants to get her "her favorite" thing from the ice cream man almost forced me to make a homemade Creamsicle.  And then there was the thought that I should definitely make a chocolate souffle in honor of Millie's uncanny ability to "just know" when her chocolate souffles are ready.  I tossed around an idea of a simple meal for one paired with a good bottle of wine inspired by both Milly and Daphne's kitchen forays.   But cake seemed to be the deciding factor.  

However, being so incredibly STEAMY around here this month, I nixed the cake-in-the-oven idea and when for liquid sustenance.  Still fun.  Still cake (sort of).  I think it would make a perfect round of cocktails for one of the "mom and daughters" scenes with Daphne, Milly, Maggie, and Mae.  But mostly, it was inspired by what was probably my favorite (cheesy, yet dreamy) line from the movie.

Johnny says to Milly:  I love that when I breathe you in you smell like cake batter. And I love that you have this insane way of talking in circles that makes perfect sense.  

Yup, it's like that.  Cake Batter Martini anyone?

Cake Batter Martini

by Heather Schmitt-González
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: beverage alcohol birthday

Ingredients (1 large martini or 3 tiny ones)
    for rimming the glass:
    • Heavy Cream
    • Sprinkles
    for cocktail:
    • 3 oz. Cake Vodka
    • 3 oz. Creme de Cacao (white)
    • 2 oz. Amaretto
    • 2 oz. Heavy Cream
    • 1 oz. White Chocolate Liqueur (optional)
    • ice
    Start by rimming your martini glass: Pour a little heavy cream in a saucer. Pour some sprinkles in another saucer. Up-end your glass and dip the rim in the heavy cream. Now dip it in the sprinkles. Turn it right-side-up and shake up your cocktail.

    Add some ice to a cocktail shaker. Add all of the ingredients for the martini. Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds or until cold.

    Pour into your waiting glass and enjoy!

    I listed the White Chocolate Liqueur as optional because it's pretty expensive. If you don't already have some hanging around - or can't see yourself buying any, the cocktail will still be tasty. But if you've got it, use it!

    Although I think Cake Vodka is the best choice for getting that "cake batter" flavor, if you can't find any, you could substitute Vanilla Vodka or Whipped (Cream) Vodka.

    Multiply this recipe and mix up a big batch for a "Girl's Night" party. Keep refrigerated and pour chilled into rimmed glasses.

    To achieve the "rainbow effect" (streaks), simply make sure that when you add the cocktail to the glass, it touches the sprinkles on the rim. The longer it sits, the more the sprinkles will "melt" and streak down the inside of the glass.

    adapted from The Novice Chef, How Sweet it Is, & Grin and Bake It
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    If you want to join in the Food 'n Flix fun this month, there's still time.  Give youself a couple of hours of "me" time and sit down with Because I Said So.  Get inspired!  Then head into the kitchen and whip something up.  I am hosting this month (details HERE) and will be accepting submissions through the end of the day on Monday, January 30!

    I am also sharing this post with:
    FOTMC: Summer Beverages
    FOTM at La Cocina de Leslie Tasty Tuesdays 33 shades of green tasty-tuesday-larger-logo1 hearthnsoul150

    Would you like to comment?

    1. Ohhh, this sounds so delicious. I want to make it right now. Too bad I'm at work...

    2. I have been WAITING for this recipe. And life is complete.

    3. LOL! I thought of you when I hit publish... Enjoy! =)

    4. Love this.. I would use the white chocolate liqueur, but then I'm all about chocolate! So creative!

    5. LOVE it! How did you get the rainbow effect so beautifully?

    6. please Heather one for me look amazing:)))

    7. That looks so deadly. And that movie is aweful... but I'll be darned if I don't sit through to the end of it every time it's on! haha


    8. Thanks! For the rainbow effect, simply make sure that you fill the cocktail all the way up to the sprinkles. After it has sat for a couple of minutes, the color from the sprinkles will streak down the inside of the glass all on their own. =)

    9. Cake vodka!? I'm intrigued.

    10. Oh I am so in, make mine a double!

    11. These look amazing! And so pretty too.

    12. It looks fabulous and sounds intriguing !:)

    13. This looks so colourful! I love the rainbow pretty.

    14. What a great cocktail concept! Even though "Because I Said So" didn't win any awards, I still liked it. Funny, cute and...eye candy ;-)

    15. I want one of those!!! So pretty and of course, you had me at vodka :-)
      I like the new header again. You are a talented woman,

    16. Come on over and I'll make a pitcher! re the new logo - Thanks! I can't take credit for that, though...I had somebody design it for me. I'm no good with computer "graphics" (or whatever you call it). I told her what I wanted and send over my basic sign post and that's what we (she) came up with. I've been waiting a long time for my own logo! =)

    17. lol almost forgot about b/c I said so! that movie was, er. but, the movie made me wanna be a caterer! i think the food was the reason i loved the movie, lol! i am just like you, I love all genre's of movies! i wanna see savages next! those look so yummy! i may have to have them at my own b-day! thank you for sharing!

    18. Heather I predict a Pinterest sensation, your photos are great and the color streaks are done so perfectly. Great post!

    19. I love cake batter (sometimes more than the finished cake). I have to try these martinis. Awesome.

    20. I love that movie!! I watched it again the other night with my daughters :)) the Martini is wonderful -
      Mary x

    21. I LOVE that movie! And a good chick flick in general. These cake batter martinis are the perfect girly drink to watch it with!

    22. I'm just a little bit in love with you after this post. I'm just saying. And, if I wasn't staring at a bottle of wine that needs to be finished tonight, I might otherwise rush out to the liquor store to buy everything to make these. (As it stands, if I finish the bottle, I may do that anyway). Gorgeous. I can't wait to start participating in your linky project. xoxo

    23. I've never seen Because I Said So, but I love Diane Keaton (she's so awesome) so I'm fairly sure I'd love the movie just based on the fact that she's in it ;) And I'm also a big movie watcher - and fie on brain rot! I don't buy that - I think movies make you think and sometimes nudge us outside of our box and expose truths we might not otherwise recognize. Plus, they're just a lot of fun. The only genre of film I can't watch is horror - Saw absolutely terrified me and I had nightmares or days and swore off all horror after that ;)

    24. I need to watch that movie - I've only seen parts of it. And this martini? YES please!

    25. Couscous & ConsciousnessJuly 24, 2012 at 11:01 PM

      Personally I'm not too fussed on horrors or sci-fi, but pretty much anything else is fair game. Especially love a good chick-flik from time to time, especially if there is food involved - I must get this one out from my video store and watch it.

      Totally loving your "Cake Batter" Martini - think that would be great for a night with the girls!!

    26. who's making these at the next girls night in?? >>this girl<< !!

    27. First of all - cake vodka? What? Secondly, I love this recipe and how you came to the are so creative! I am watching this weekend, so hopefully I can bring you something good next week!

    28. OMG. I can almost taste this, and it's so, so good!
      Love your post!! Made me giggle!
      Thanks for sharing this ever so fun movie with us!!

    29. Right! LOL...I hope you join in this month =)

    30. I have never seen "Because I Said So' but I'm definitely going to! I love a good chick flick, for all the reasons you mentioned :) Your Cake Batter Martinis look so pretty and sound so delicious. I'm definitely going to make a round of these when I sit down to watch this film!

    31. Pure genius! I agree with it being too hot to bake a cake or souffle. I loved your popsicles last month. Although it's not the most original inspiration, I am posting popsicles later this week for Food 'n Flix. Thanks for hosting too btw!

    32. lol, thanks. And I don't blame you...I was THISCLOSE to doing a popsicle for this movie, too. But I held myself back. I hope you'll share them with my Summer of the Popsicle, too. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! =)

    33. I do like the rainbow streaks on the glass, such a pretty presentation. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

    34. This sounds like the perfect cocktail for me. I'll have to give it a try.