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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chocolate Whipped Cherry

Chocolate Whipped Cherry




Just like that January is just about over and what do I have to show for it?  Two cocktails.......that's it......two measly cocktails.  What all has happened in the past 3 (gasp, that's too long) weeks since I have last given you an amazing cocktail?  A LOT!  There have been many, many, many morning appointments where I was able to be the chauffeur, followed by errands to be run and lunches to be eaten........all of that before I pick up my two girls and the two boys come home.  Let's throw in a 100th birthday party?  OK!  Yes, my grandma turned 100 years old on Tuesday and we threw her a party on Saturday.  What a fun, fun time that was!!

The love of my life, my amazing Grandma and me

With January coming to an end, that means Valentines Day is right around the corner......which also means our oldest daughters birthday is on it's way too.  Time to start planning for both of those.  With about 2 1/2 weeks to go until V-Day, I thought I'd create a fun Valentiney cocktail.  Mission accomplished!  I was thinking chocolate and cherries and created this DELICIOUS cocktail for you all to try!  Super yummy in my book!!

Here is the recipe for a Chocolate Whipped Cherry:

  • 1 ounce chocolate whipped vodka
  • 1 ounce cherry vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce cherry juice (from the jar of maraschino cherries)
If you wanted to get a little creative, take chocolate syrup and create a design in a martini glass (mine was a heart and you can see the longer it took me to take the photos, the more it started to drip to the bottom, lol).  Stick your glass in the freezer to allow the chocolate to harden enough so that it won't run as soon as you pour the cocktail in (10ish minutes).

In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into your chilled martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:

notice the heart isn't real drippy

notice as time went on, my heart started to drip and my glass wasn't as chilled



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



For me time didn't slow down as the new year started.  It used to....a few years ago, but not anymore.  Here's to January coming to an end and February eager to get started!



Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cinnamon Chocolate Banana

Cinnamon Chocolate Banana


Cinnamon chocolate banana cocktail, chocolate whipped vodka, rum chata, banana liqueur, Godiva white chocolate liqueur


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:

Cinnamon chocolate banana cocktail, chocolate whipped vodka, rum chata, banana liqueur, Godiva white chocolate liqueur


Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Cinnamon chocolate banana cocktail, chocolate whipped vodka, rum chata, banana liqueur, Godiva white chocolate liqueur


Here's to another year of opportunities!  Do you make New Years Resolutions?  I'd love to hear about them!

Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady