Thank you all SO much for your well wishes on the launch of my Marketing Communications business yesterday. It is beyond nerve wracking each and every day, and I have put a lot into it, so I incredibly appreciate the support of the blogging community!
And since it’s Thursday, why not celebrate with a decadent cocktail?
Part Irish coffee part dessert martini, these delicious Godiva Coffee Martinis were made possible by the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program which provided me with two bags of Godiva coffee, Hazelnut Crème and Chocolate Truffle, for free. I am planning a dessert with the Chocolate Truffle coffee, but for now, I bring you a sweet, irresistible treat.
Obviously, a bag of coffee makes you think cocktails instantly, right? Well, that wasn’t the only thing going through my mind. We have actually been thoroughly enjoying the Godiva Hazelnut Crème each morning with a splash of dark chocolate almond milk. It’s delightfully nutty and creamy without being sweet. It’s definitely a little luxury to start the day.
And, as it turns out, to end the day. On Thursday night after a boat picnic, I brewed up a 6 ounce cup of the coffee and put it in the freezer to cool.
While the coffee cooled, I started on the rest of the cocktail ingredients:
6 ounces of Bailey’s original Irish Cream (hazelnut would be good too!)
4 ounces Ketel One vodka
2 ounces skim milk
lots of ice
I shook all of the ingredients up in my water bottle fancy shaker and added the much cooler coffee, some more ice, gave it another big shake. I decided to serve the drinks in our Irish coffee mugs instead of martini glasses, since they were coffee based.
These were definitely dessert cocktails, cold, creamy, sweet, with a hint of coffee and hazelnut flavor. We enjoyed them on our deck, kicking back to one of our favorite summer soundtracks, James Taylor and Carole King, Live at the Troubador. Something about it says relaxing summer night to me.
What are your favorite summer songs?