Saturday, February 13, 2016

Have a Godiva Cocktail for Valentine's Day

Did you know that besides making chocolate, Godiva also makes a chocolate liqueur? What better ingredient could there be for a Valentine's drink, hmmm?

While this stuff is pretty spectacular on its own, straight-up or over ice, it also works well in cocktails. But - I have to say - it really doesn't need much!

The heavy cream here is for presentation - it floats easily to make a pristine white layer on top of the drink.

 If you prefer something less rich and don't care about having a layered presentation, you can add milk to the cocktail to make it less rich, or simply add the syrup for the flavor.

The syrup I used is the same sort that's used to flavor coffee.

If you prefer, you could use a fruity flavor, like raspberry, or any other flavor you like with chocolate. Caramel, rum, or butterscotch would be fun.

Nutty Godiva

1 1/2 ounces Godiva chocolate liqueur, cold
1/2 tablespoon heavy cream
1 teaspoon almond or hazelnut syrup

Pour the Godiva liqueur into a small glass. Mix the cream with the syrup and gently pour over the top. Serve.

I received product for my use in creating this cocktail.