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Branca Menta Chocolate Float

I had some Branca Menta left and I needed to do something with it. I just couldn’t let is sit in the cabinet and just age away. I am a firm believer that you should treat yourself from time to time. With a little chocolate sauce and some French vanilla ice cream, I made the perfect chocolate float by adding a few ounces of Branca Menta. The Italian mint liqueur gives your chocolate float a smooth and sexy taste

Chocolate Float with Alcohol

Branca Menta Chocolate Float

You know you want a sip 🙂 Check out the recipe below to make your own indulgent float.

Branca Menta Chocolate Float

2 Tablespoons Chocolate Sauce
1 to 3 Scoops French Vanilla Ice Cream
2 ounces Branca Menta

ONEIn a small glass that is about 8 ounces, add 1 tablespoon of chocolate sauce.
TWOAdd 1 scoop of ice cream.
THREEAdd 1 ounce of Branca Menta.
FOURRepeat adding the ingredients in the order above until you have a scoop of ice cream on top ensuring you end with a drizzle of Branca Menta.
FIVEAdd a straw and sip with joy!! Happy Summer!!

For the 21 and over: Warm & Fuzzy

These cold Chi-town nights are absolutely no joke. It is nice to be able to curl up on the sofa with a cocktail that makes you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. I have a drink for you that literally makes me feel warm and fuzzy 🙂

While at Binny’s Beverage Depot (my favorite wine & spirits store in the Chicagoland area), I ran across Peachello when I was searching for Limoncello. Pallini, the makers of my favorite Limoncello, brings you Peachello. The Peachello isn’t as crisp and smooth as the Limoncello; but the Peachello gives you a taste of Summer served in a glass. Drink it on the rocks or with your favorite combination of herbs, spices, and/or juices. I prefer to drink mine with pineapple juice. I only use the pineapple juice sold at Trader Joe’s. It is in a carton and it is 100% pineapple juice. Peachello mixed with pineapple juice is my Warm and Fuzzy:

2 parts Peachello
1 part pineapple juice

ONEPour ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
TWOShake until thoroughly combined.
THREEPour over ice and enjoy.

Warm & Fuzzy

Warm & Fuzzy

Please always drink responsibly.