What do you get when you hand a bottle of the new Black Grouse whiskey to a proclaimed New York City mixologist and say, "Make me what you will"? A fantastic tasting cocktail. Frank Cisneros of the Gin Palace whipped up this sweet cocktail that highlights the whiskey's smokiness with a bit of citrus and — you guessed it — crème de cacao.
An espresso martini made with Dave's All Natural Coffee Syrup. This smoky, amber syrup is made with only Brazilian Coffee and pure cane sugar. The syrup was developed originally to make the RI state drink of Coffee Milk and has since expanded for uses in cocktails, cooking and baking recipes.
This twist on the classic cocktail, says Jenn Marshall, head of the beverage program at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s movie-dining experience Nitehawk Cinema, was inspired by the Oscar-nominated film, Beasts of the Southern Wild. Thanks to their "bathtub" living area, this Bathtub Gin is one cocktail you'll want over and over again.
"My sweet darling," is mon couchon doux translated — and this brunch cocktail, made at TAG in Denver, is just as sweet. Made with a surefire moonshine, Lillet Blanc, and crème de cacao, the cocktail makes brunch a sweet treat.
When it comes to making a smoothie of any kind, I always integrate what I have the most of in my refridgerator. It's more often than not that I have plently of various greens such as kale, spinach, swiss chard, and romaine lettuce. These greens in partciular make for very savory green smoothies, and I usually use at least one of each in every smoothie I make. I create my smoothies mostly out of what I have on hand at the moment, and that's exactly how the Green Goddess smoothie came about. It's not exactly GREEN in colour like most of my smoothies, but it definitely makes one feel like a *healthy goddess* while slurping it down.
In no particular order the ingredients are as follows:
1 cup of swiss chard (de-stemmed)
1/2 a teaspoon of cacao powder
1/2 a teaspoon of wheat grass powder
1 cup of ice
8oz of water
1 1/2 bananas
3 to 4 strawberries
a capful of vanilla extract
and last but not least, a tiny splash of almond milk OR rice milk.
It's best if you use a powerful blendor such as a Vitamix because it really blends the ingredients through and through and makes for a very smooth experience, if you know what I mean. Once it's nice and blended just pour your smoothie into a lovely mason jar and voilà! You have yourself a Green Goddess in your hands :) I hope you enjoy this smoothie just as much as I have! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. X
Following Jim Meehan's first port cocktail, the Deep Purple Cocktail, we give you another fall cocktail that's perfectly paired with our favorite indulgence — chocolate. The Crème de Cacao reinforces the chocolate notes in the port and rich malt used to produce this port cask finished single malt Scotch whisky.
The best hot chocolate in Atlanta comes from Cacao, a small chocolate shop that boasts one of the best do-it-yourself cocoa mixes. Their drinks are named "sipping chocolates" for their rich texture that is reminiscent of European-style drinking chocolates, and Cacao has cultivated a beverage that is both simplistic and luxurious. Their popular Azteca Aphrodisiac Sipping Chocolate is a delectably rich dark chocolate mix with six different chiles and spices to transform the drinking experience. Make it at home with your own mix, or stop by their shop in Atlanta to try it firsthand.
Raw cacao... in a cornbread recipe? Sure. Why not? I mean a girl’s gotta love her cornbread, right? And what’s cornbread without a little added natural sweetness from agave and raw cacao. It’s a perfect dessert, a decadent breakfast, toasted with nut butter, or a lovely lunch enjoyed toasted as croutons atop a salad. Or just simply eaten alone. It’s that good. Yes, it’s just that good. The raw cacao takes the cake in this gluten-free treat... no pun intended.