Cinnamon Chocolate Banana
Happy New Year! It's officially 2016 and honestly that year seemed like a loooong long ways away........but apparently it's here and I am "supposedly" another year older.....which would make me 23? No? 32? NO? Oh wow......any-who, Happy New Year! Over the winter break our oldest (who will somehow be 17 in a matter of 9 days) had his wisdom teeth removed, all 4. Between all of our Christmas celebrations, our son's wisdom teeth being removed an New Years Eve, it's been an action packed, non-stop vacation.
I was looking through my bar and in the back I saw a bottle I used to have quite a good relationship with. I pulled that bottle forward and decided to use it in tonight's cocktail. That bottle is none less then my banana liqueur! Welcome back BL!!
The flavor I taste most in tonight's cocktail is the Rum Chata, specifically the cinnamon flavor in it. The first sip of this cocktail was CINNAMON-EY, yowza a bit intense, the following sips were a LOT better. The banana is hidden a bit in this cocktail but still there. Next time I make this cocktail I think I will dial down the Rum Chata and up the banana liqueur a bit. Otherwise, it's a good cocktail! If you are a Rum Chata fan, you will enjoy this one!
Here is my recipe for a Cinnamon Chocolate Banana:
- 2 ounces chocolate whipped vodka
- 1 ounce Rum Chata
- 1 ounce banana liqueur
- 1/2 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with whipped cream, sliced banana and crumbled graham crackers.
Here is a photo of the end result:
Here is a photo of the ingredients:
Here's to another year of opportunities! Do you make New Years Resolutions? I'd love to hear about them!
The Cocktail Lady