Shaken, Not Stirred

August 2014
Written By: 
Paul Grimshaw
Photographs by: 
Abby Murphy
Chuck’s Steak House serves up a tasty chocolate martini

In the 1990s, mild controversy began when chic bars and restaurants began selling martini-shaped drinks and calling them, much to the chagrin of the purists, “martinis,” when in fact they are not. Regardless, the point is moot; move over traditional gin and vermouth or vodka martinis with olives and/or twists. The countless varieties of drinks served in martini glasses are here to stay and have permanently entered the libation’s lexicon.

The mixologists at Chuck’s Steak House, a staple of the original Restaurant Row for 35 years, will happily mix you a standard gin or vodka martini, shaken or stirred as may be your secret agent preference, and deliver a mouth-watering original. But far more popular are any one of 12 specialty martinis, including the decadent Ultimate Chocolate Martini with top-shelf liqueurs and liquors.

As much a work of art as a deliciously sweet, very-adult cocktail, the best way to enjoy one is during happy hour from 4–7 p.m. daily when it’s only $5. But if you must make one at home, Chuck’s offers up their recipe.

Chuck’s Steak House
9695 N Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843) 449-7611
Hours: 4-10 p.m. daily

Ultimate Chocolate Martini

August 2014
Stripe a chilled martini glass with Smucker’s Chocolate Plate Scrapers (squeeze bottle dessert topping). Shake ingredients with plenty of ice and pour over stripes. Enjoy!

Smucker’s Chocolate Plate Scrapers
3/4 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
3/4 ounce Smirnoff Vanilla Cream
3/4 ounce Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream
1/2 ounce Dekuyper Crem De Cacao Dark
1/2 ounce Dekuyper Buttershots