When I get to play with Chocolate Raspberry Infused Vodka by Godiva, I am one of the luckiest people around. This was sent to me to try out and I love it, vodka with chocolate and raspberry. Not one of the sticky sweet liqueurs, but a clear vodka (5 times distilled) with chocolate and raspberry infused in it. It is a little sweet, you don’t need a simple syrup to go with it, but can drink it straight on the rocks. This would go great for a mother’s day gathering. If my mom, my sisters and I were sitting around after dinner looking for cocktails, this would be fun to hang out and mess around with. This vodka might be good to soak some brownies in or maybe use to make the icing.
I didn’t want a foamy or thick drink to use this infused vodka as an ingredient in. I wanted a clearish drink, with some berries, ice and fizzy added. I came up with a decent drink, that my husband …Diana
Tonight’s drink brought to you by Ketel One Citroen Flavored Vodka – a lemony, limey floral tasting vodka. I liked this one a lot, not sweet, but has a dry crisp citrus flavor. This is not lemonade in a bottle, it doesn’t have a sugar or saccharin finish, but finishes with a lemon/lime floral note. My husband and I both liked the sip plain and then we tried Spring Fever and loved that too. I think you could have it for breakfast, it’s so yummy.
My photo looks pinkish because I used a blood orange – and don’t you think it’s a very pretty drink with that blood orange. Makes you think of cherry or apple tree blossoms.
Friday Unwind – Yummy Citrusy Spring Fever Print Prep time 3 mins Total time 3 mins …
Summer didn’t end yet, not yet, not until September 22, at 11:09. Tomorrow’s the last of it, and I think we should still celebrate with one last Cookerati Tequila Round Up. I’ll share a few oldies, and a few newies because I think tequila has been one of my favorite liquors of the Summer of 2010. I want to express to you that it’s important to buy really good tequila for your drinks and it will make such a difference. Right now, I’m trying out Don Julio Blanco, a really delicious tequila – great for making your last summer cocktail.
Here are some recipes and cocktail suggestions for YOUR last day of summer relaxation. Sit back with your feet up and absorb that summer vibe because it’s only around for one more day.
Try this Tequila Cocktail for your last day of summer refreshment.
Riazul Octli (Nectar of Gods)
- 1 1/2 oz Riazul Silver Tequila
- 1 1/2 oz Pulque
- ½ oz Agave Nectar
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 1 oz Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup
Shake tequila, pulque, agave nectar, lime juice and hibiscus syrup with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.Diana
There’s still time to grill on this last summer day, though if you are my brother in law (Deb’s husband) fall or even winter snow won’t keep you from your grill. Here’s a great end your summer with Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Dinner. This recipe uses 1800 Silver Tequila – gotta love it, go with the good stuff.
- 1/4 cup 1800 Silver Tequila
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 fresh squeezed orange
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeño chilies
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 boneless chicken breast halves with skin
Mix lime juice, tequila, orange juice, cilantro, jalapeños, chili powder, salt and pepper in bowl. Coat chicken in marinade and cover to chill overnight. Grill chicken over medium …Diana
Marcela Valladolid,the TV chef from the Food Network show Mexican Made Easy and author of the cookbook FRESH MEXICO: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor developed some great recipes using Sauza® Tequila . How about these to try out on your last day of summer? We’re lucky they asked to share them with our Cookerati readers.
A twist on sautéed shrimp that cooks up fast and is easy to eat. A fantastic dish.
- 1 pound large shrimp (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1 tbs lime juice
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 3/4 tsp pepper, coarsely ground
- 2 tbs butter
- 1/4 cup Sauza® Silver Tequila
- 3/4 …
This past weekend was a big blur of family time. Two nephews, from different sisters had events going on this weekend. My husband and I wrangled my mother in law to stay with our teens (leave them alone, I think not), and drove 600 miles for a long weekend visit. Long days of driving, they were. Saturday while we were at my sister’s enjoying each other’s company, I brought out the Godiva Liqueurs I was sent to review. First off, I must tell you I was totally caught off guard because my mom who doesn’t like sweet stuff, enjoyed the white chocolate a lot. I mean, she tasted and sent the glass back for another taste, because it was that good. I confess, I didn’t bring the mocha, I wanted to share the mocha with my in laws. I thought chocolate and white chocolate for my family, mocha to share with the in-laws and caramel just for me. After eating, we picked up some ice cream and made our own desserts. My sister doesn’t own ice, so the ice cream worked as a milky …Diana
Tequila is one of our favorite basics for our movie night cocktails. Recently we tried some Partida Tequila and we think it’s delicious (is that a good word for alcohol?). It really has a clean smooth taste, and has a waaarrrrmmmm in your belly, mmmmm.
Partida Tequila is made from blue agave that it gets from one place, it’s very own Partida Estate in the heart of Mexico’s historic Tequila region. Partida Estate is a family plantation who have been growing blue agave for several generation. The heart of the agave plant – la pina is baked slowly and gently for 20 hours, then distilled twice – not steam blasted. These agaves are used to create four tequilas: Blanco (not aged), Reposado (aged 6 months), Anejo (aged 18 months) and Extra Anejo Elegante (aged 36 months).
Partida also has an Blue Agave Nectar they produce that is 100 percent made from blue agave plants and is organic. …Diana
These drinks are not as spicy as the previous cocktail, but they are scrumptious. Tequila always warms my insides up, so I don’t always need it spiced up.
Two medium sized strawberries
3/4 oz. Partida Agave Nectar
Tea spoon of half and half
1 1/2 oz Partida Anejo
Powdered sugar for garnish
Muddle strawberries and Partida Agave Nectar in mixing glass. Add half & half and Partida Anejo. Shake vigorously for
10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass, garnish with a whole strawberry sprinkled with powdered sugar.
1 1/2 oz Partida Blanco
1/2 oz Coffee liqueur
4 oz Freshly Brewed …Diana
Pama Pomegranate liqueur is the ultimate in alcoholic enjoyment. If you are hosting a party, or going to a party, this would be a really unique and delicious additive to your drinks. You can mix this in with other alcohol for a mixed drink or drink it over ice like I have recently. This delicious, delectable, delightful bottle of good stuff is just what you need to surprise everyone – unless of course, like me, you don’t want to share. My husband and I actually debated over whether or not to bring Pama to a party we went to. What we ended up bringing was another bottle of white wine, one we didn’t mind leaving behind. You see, we’re not sure we’re going to share it, we may just keep it hidden for our own enjoyment. That wouldn’t be fair though, no one else would get to experience this sweet, yet tart and sexy red liqueur in it’s lovely bottle. Yes, if I could send you all a sip, I would then you’d all be hooked. It …