Enjoy Two Cool Summertime Cocktails with Smirnoff Whipped Cream Flavor-Infused Vodka!

Cool, Crisp and Refreshing or Creamy Chocolate Decadence

How do you satisfy your thirst?

Two very different yet equally satisfying cocktails created for you!

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Recently, a friend purchased a bottle of Smirnoff Whipped Cream Infused Vodka and asked if I had any ideas for cocktails recipes using this flavored vodka. Creating a couple of cocktails with balanced flavors seemed like a fun project and I was up for the challenge.

After opening the bottle, I closed my eyes and inhaled the decadent aromas of whipped cream and vanilla. It did indeed smell and taste like a sweetened creamy whipped cream and maybe a bit like vanilla ice cream which evoked memories of fresh fruit pies of summertime piled high with big dollops of cool and creamy freshly whipped cream. Because of the big creamy flavor profile of the vodka, I really wanted to balance the sweet and creamy with tart and refreshing.

Summertime is for cherries and the sweet-tart flavors would be just perfect for a cool cocktail. Tart cherry Juice really brings out the flavors of a fresh summertime cherries and a touch of lime complements the bold flavor of the vodka. Fresh lime juice, tart cherry juice and finished with a crisp and fruity Cava Rose’ made a cool,refreshing and slightly bubbly summertime cocktail.

Double Cherry Pie? yes, please!

1/2 cup Lakewood Organic Pure Fruit Tart Cherry Juice

1-1/2 oz Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka

juice from 1/2 lime

A handful of ripe cherries, pitted, cut in half

A splash or two of Segura Viudas Cava Rosé Sparkling Spanish Wine

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail glass and serve.

Add crushed ice, if desired.

For best results, chill all ingredients before mixing.

Now, for the Decadent Chocolate Martini Cocktail!

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A cool and creamy Chocolate Martini is just the cocktail for a warm summer night. Sometimes, though, the challenge is creating a cocktail that is not too sweet and has layers of flavors. And, who doesn’t love luscious chocolate with creamy layers of whipped cream??? There are lots of chocolate syrups available on the market. We found that the Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Syrup is less sweet than the traditional syrups with a deeper, richer flavor. A touch of bold, rich and bitter coffee flavors of Ferrara Instant Espresso was the perfect flavor profile to enhance the chocolate flavor yet balance the sweet flavors of the vodka and Bailey’s Original Irish Creme.

 

Decadent and Creamy Chocolate Martini (for those summertime evenings)

In a cocktail shaker, add:

1-1/2 oz Smirnoff’s Whipped Cream Vodka

1-1/2 oz Bailey’s Original Irish Cream

2 T Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Syrup

A pinch of Ferrara Espresso Powder (1/4 t, more if you like!)

A splash or two of Half and Half

4 to 5 ice cubes or crushed ice

Shake well and pour into a sugar-rimmed martini glass

Top with grated bittersweet chocolate!

Mmmmmm!

 

 

 

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Segura Viudas Rosé Cava

Smirnoff Whipped Cream Flavor-infused Vodka

Lakewood Organic Pure Fruit Tart Cherry

 

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Ferrara Instant Espresso Powder

Hershey’s Special Dark Syrup

Bailey’s Original Irish Creme

Drink UP! 

About The Author

Lisa Mays

Lisa is passionate about wine and holds the WSET Advanced Certificate (Wine and Spirit Education Trust of London). She will be pursuing her Diploma Certificate through rigorous on-going studies and plans to attain the prestigious Master of Wine designation.

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