Category Archives: Beverage

All of the quaffable drinks that we have created – home brewed beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

Chocolate Martini

Chocolate Martini

Chocolate Martini-029

There’s a restaurant in DC that’s near and dear to my heart because it’s where we went for my bachelorette party AND because they specialize in all things chocolate. They have THE best chocolate inspired cocktails and desserts and call themselves a ‘Chocolate Lounge & Boutique.’ Need I say more? I’m actually surprised it’s taken us this long to make a creamy after dinner cocktail in the spirit of Coco Sala. I had a few requirements for this cocktail which is that it could not just taste like too sweet chocolate milk. I wanted it to have a bite while being creamy and ‘dessert-like’ and this definitely surpassed my expectations! We used a mix of Creme de Cacao, Vanilla Vodka, and Godiva Chocolate for a decadent drink that is perfect for special occasions or anytime you want to turn your home into a Chocolate Lounge.

Chocolate Martini:

Modified from this recipe.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounce (Godiva) chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
1 1/2 ounce creme de cacao
1 1/2 ounce half-and-half

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake.

2. Pour into Martini glass and enjoy!

Cider Appletini

Cider Appletini

Appletinis are the joke of the cocktail world and the embarrassing distant cousin of the more sophisticated and elegant classic martini. They’re a mainstay on the menu of mediocre chain restaurants and never to be seen at bars where cocktails are handcrafted or artisanal. I decided it would be a fun fall challenge to updateContinue Reading

Classic Daiquiri

Classic Daiquiri

Daiquiri’s have a bad rap (in my opinion) for a good reason. If you order a daiquiri in a restaurant it will most likely be very sugary, very fruity, or slushy and served from a machine…all traits that an authentic, classic daiquiri doesn’t have. Before we made our own daiquiris I had no idea whatContinue Reading

Rosemary Limoncello Cocktail

Rosemary Limoncello Cocktail

We’ve all heard the quote “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well, we say, “When life gives lemons, make a cocktail out of it!” (I know, that was bad…) Anyways, We wanted to make a cocktail with our homemade limoncello and Nathan heard about this drink through word of mouth.  He was intrigued enough by theContinue Reading

Homemade Limoncello

Homemade Limoncello

Limoncello is an Italian drink that exemplifies something that I love about Italy…the tradition of lingering over a meal and drawing it out in as many ways as possible while enjoying the company of whoever you’re with. Limoncello is a cordial that I saw on every restaurant menu when I was in Rome…a ‘digestivo’ intendedContinue Reading