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Chocolate Strawberry Days (Mocktail)

 In film, my favorite love story is Like Water for Chocolate, a Mexican tale of a lover, Tita, unable to marry due to her duties to her mother as the youngest daughter. Therefore, her love is expressed through her food. When she’s sad, her food tastes of salty tears and when she is happy and in love, you taste it. Tita’s most beloved recipe Quail in Rose Petal Sauce is the inspiration. With fusions of chocolate and strawberries, my love language, this drink hits different notes all combined perfectly with one sip. May we all experience love like this.

Glassware: Martini Glass

Ingredients
  • 4 scoops strawberry ice cream
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp strawberry rose simple syrup

Drizzle glass with chocolate Add 4-5 slices of reserved strawberries to the bottom of the glass.

Blend all ingredients together. Pour in martini glass, top with whipped cream and a chocolate covered strawberry. Serve with Love.

Strawberry Rose Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 3/4 cup rose water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Pinch salt

Simmer on medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove cinnamon sticks. Let cool. Strain. Reserve the one cup of (sliced) strawberries from the infused syrup. Refrigerate syrup. It can last for one month.

Garnish: Rose Petals on Glass (adhere with honey or chocolate sauce) & Chocolate Covered Strawberries or Fresh Strawberries.

Pia

Pia Days started bartending at La Louissane Creole Restaurant thirteen years ago. Eight years ago she become a mobile bartender and has continued to make cocktails at events all throughout Los Angeles. Pia started the #SavageCocktailChallenge during the pandemic to virtually share cocktails that her audience could make in their home! Classy, Bougie & Ratchet Cocktails! Follow her on  Instagram.

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