I have a feeling that I’ll be saying this a lot, but the “Chocolate Monkey” really is my favorite “Lushworthy Creation” yet! And I’m awfully proud of myself for creating a drink recipe that’s pretty close to the best drink I’ve ever had. The combination of chocolate and banana really is amazing. I’m not exaggerating one bit when I say my mouth never left the straw when I was drinking this latest Lushworthy concoction. Check out the ingredients I used below.
I highly suggest you turn up the heat, put on your favorite pair of flip-flops, and imagine you’re relaxing on a beach in The Bahamas while sipping on the “Chocolate Monkey.” It’s definitely a summer drink, but you have my permission to enjoy it during these cooler months. 😉
2 oz. Godiva Chocolate Vodka
2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
Handful Of Ice
Combine two scoops of vanilla ice cream, Godiva Chocolate Vodka, half a banana, and a handful of ice in a blender. Add chocolate syrup, the amount you add really depends on how chocolate-y you want your drink. Blend ingredients, then pour into a tall glass, and top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
As soon as I received my bottle of Stoli Chocolat Razberi I knew it would be an absolute perfect match for Godiva’s chocolate liqueur. And I have to say that even though this was the easiest “Lushworthy Creation” I’ve created thus far it might just be my favorite. The combination of both chocolate and raspberry makes this drink quite the deliciously decadent cocktail. Below are the ingredients I used to create my “Chocolate Razz’tini.”
And shout out to my brother for coming up with the mint garnish idea. With a raspberry/chocolate cocktail of course the first thing that came to mind as a garnish was either a piece of chocolate or some raspberries. I didn’t have either so I planned on leaving my drink garnish-less until the bro came up with the mint leaf idea. On top of making the drink pop look wise it also gives it a very subtle kick of mint flavor which is a nice touch.
2 oz. Godiva Liqueur
1 oz. Stoli Chocolat Razberi
Combine Godiva Liqueur and Stoli Chocolat Razberi in a shaker with ice. Shake ingredients and then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with mint leaf.
Once the temperature gets anywhere near the 60’s the good people of Atlanta break out the Parka’s, put on their Ugg’s, and I brainstorm my way through a bunch of fall/winter inspired drink recipes. Okay the latter is true, but those first two may be a bit exaggerated. I received a sample of Godiva Liqueur and Zacapa Rum last week and I knew I just had to create a hot drink using the two liquors. I experimented a bit over the weekend, but couldn’t quite find the perfect combination of the three main ingredients until today. Below are the ingredients I used for my Lushworthy Creation.
I had planned on using shredded coconut as a garnish, but I was a little concerned with the fact that the white coconut wouldn’t stand out at all against the white whipped cream. That’s when I came up with the brilliant idea to toast the shredded coconut. And I’m so glad I did because the golden-brown color really pops and I feel like toasting the coconut brought out the flavor of the shredded coconut even more. Also, I have to add that this drink smells ahhh-mazing! I wish I could bottle the scent up and sell it to Bath & Body Works. It’s just that fragrant! Check out directions on how to create the “Toasted Choco’nut” below.
2 oz Godiva Liqueur
1 oz Zacapa Rum
2 oz Milk
Whipped Cream Or Cool Whip
Simmer Godiva Liqueur, Zacapa Rum, and milk in a small pot. Make sure you heat the ingredients on low or medium-low. Stir occasionally. While those three ingredients are heating place a layer of shredded coconut on a baking sheet and place in an oven heated to 375 degrees. Heat shredded coconut for about five to seven minutes or until they’re a gold brown color. Add heated ingredients (Godiva Liqueur, rum, and milk) to a glass mug. Let cool for about two minutes and then add whipped cream and top with toasted coconut.
When I first tried Samogon the first drink I immediately thought of was the rum-inspired Mojito. For me Samogon has somewhat of a minty flavor so I knew I just had to come up with a Mojito inspired drink recipe for my first ever Lushworthy Creation. So I hit up my local grocery store for a few ingredients and went to work in my drink laboratory (a.k.a. the kitchen table) to create a drink I had already dubbed “The Samog-ito.” Below is a picture of all the ingredients I used to create my Lushworthy concoction.
Now I’m sure you see the bottle of Simply Lemonade and might be a bit confused since I’m making a Mojito inspired drink. But in my opinion lemonade is the ultimate mixer so I strongly believe that a splash of lemonade in any cocktail goes a long way. And below is a picture of why I need to purchase a muddle ASAP if I plan on creating any more drink recipes. The glass I was using had a bit of a yellowish orange hue to it so it kind of made my muddled ingredients look a little drab.
After muddling the mint, lime juice, and sugar I added my Samogon, Simply Lemonade, and club soda. I added ice, mixed it a bit, added a garnish and VOILA…“The Samog-ito” was born. (Check out the drink recipe below this picture.)
2 oz Samogon
2 Mint Leaves
1 tsp Sugar
1 oz Simply Lemonade
1.5 oz Club Soda
Muddle two mint leaves, the juice of half a lime, and sugar in the bottom of a tall glass. Add Samogon, Simply Lemonade, and club soda. Add ice, stir, and garnish with slice of lime.