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Getting Buzzed for Barb with Chocolate Champagne Floats @FridayCocktail

September 14, 2012 at 8:50 am | Posted in Beverages, Frozen, Fruit | 46 Comments
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I’d like to introduce you to the first alcoholic beverage on my blog.  Actually..I only have one other beverage on this blog, but, whatever.  You see, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, particularly my Bad Boy First Love saga, you know I can’t hold my alcohol, so therefore, I don’t drink very often.  Two glasses of wine and I’m telling everyone I love them.  Any more than that and you’re most likely to find me on my knees with my head in the toilet or in bed with a waste paper basket within reach.  Sad.


When Barbara of Creative Culinary asked if I would like to join in on her 1 year Friday Happy Hour Cocktail anniversary..of course I obliged.  Her Friday cocktails are pretty amazing and extremely creative.  Forget the cake or pie. some of them could be dessert!  Personally, I’ve always been quite fond of her Vootbeer.  With a scoop of ice cream, you’re all set, you’re in an old-fashioned soda fountain, spinning around on your stool, or iin this case, just spinning because of the vodka.  Barb is quite the cocktail creator, mixer – so much so, that sometimes I call her the ‘Barbtender’ – bah dum bump.

I told her I’d never made a cocktail in my life so I would just make a drink and add booze to it.  A jigger?  What’s a jigger?

Granted, it’s not that hard to make a cocktail and of course I could figure it out, but then I decided to forgo the shaker, ice, and again, jiggers - and take a much easier route.  I decided on an ice cream sodas of sorts, but no seltzer here.  How about some good old bubbly aka champagne or sparkling wine?!?   Apparently it can only be called champagne if it’s made in the champagne region of France.  Well..La Di Da.

That said, my inspiration stemmed from THIS luscious looking drink I pinned a few days ago.  I really love champagne, but again, more than two glasses and I’m screwed, ad nauseam, and that’s a literal nauseam! However, what’s a little champagne with dark chocolate ice cream and fruit sorbet?  I couldn’t possibly blow chunks from that, right?

Well..I didn’t, but I did end up incredibly engrossed in an episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.   Mama was makin’ ‘sketti’ (spaghetti) using what looked to be a whole tub of Country Crock shed spread and a lot of ketchup.

I was buzzed, I giggled…a lot.  I thought it was gross.

Then I realized I had no right to giggle because when I was Honey Boo Boo’s age, I only ate my ‘pisgetti’ with ketchup.  Tomato sauce wasn’t sweet enough for my ‘pisgetti’.

As usual..I digress.

A bartender or cocktail maker I will never be.  Just as I was about to take the money shot photo of the raspberry sorbet – chocolate float, tapping some extra ice cream into the glass – the glass broke.  Look at the finished raspberry  - chocolate float photos, way in the back.  I tried to hide it with raspberries to no avail.  My beautiful chocolate shavings were history, and I snapped away rapidly as it spilled out the back, thinking….just let me get two decent shots, please!!  

Well – I didn’t get decent, but at least I got photos, so I photoshopped the crap out of them and now they look even worse.  I’d definitely give something up for natural light to take photos in.  No body parts, though.


Despite that disaster, I soldiered on and made a float with passion fruit sorbet (which I bought) and chocolate ice cream and no broken glass this time. That was the one I drank and I loved it.

As for the recipe, it was very simple and very convenient (for me) because I made the dark chocolate ice cream two weeks ago, and I made the raspberry sorbet last July, the remains of both in my freezer.  Like I mentioned above..I cheated and bought the passion fruit sorbet – a really good brand that rhymes with Bloggin’ Bloss, so that one was going to taste good no matter how much I effed it up.

If you’re a teetotaler, use seltzer in place of the la di da champagne or sparkling wine.  I guess I’m teetotaler if wine and champagne don’t count, right?

There’s really no method to putting these together.  One scoop of chocolate ice cream plus one scoop of your favorite fruit sorbet, then pour in the champagne until it overflows a bit.  BUT, I will link you to the recipes for the dark chocolate ice cream and the raspberry sorbet.  There, officially linked.

Be sure to check out Barb’s Friday Cocktail Anniversary post. and  @FridayCocktail on Twitter,   A lot of bloggers made cocktails..real cocktails, I’m sure – real cocktails without broken glasses.  I’ll bet my ‘ketchup pasgetti’ some even measured with jiggers!

I’m submitting these floats to We Should Cocoa. hosted by Chocolate Teapot  and Chocolate Log Blog.

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  1. Terrific! Those drinks are really original and tempting.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. 1) If I drank, a drink with chocolate ice cream would be HIGH on my list.
    2) I think drunk/buzzed is probably the only way I could watch Honey Boo Boo. LOL.
    These look so fun and festive – what a great idea!

  3. Well, I just moved my 82 year old MIL so I have pretty much been drinking all week! But this is a dessert for sure, and I laughed out loud about Honey Boo Boo, I live in that world, and still I am amazed! I am looking for it on demand so I have something to giggle at with my cookie decorating day ahead!

  4. Oooh… pretty!! Never tried sparkling wine and chocolate ice cream but now of course I have to…..

  5. I was looking for a link for your last BB saga, and couldn’t find it.

    Charlie

  6. I never even knew you could use chocolate in cocktails these drinks are superb :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  7. I think that picture looks fantastic! It makes me want to grab a spoon and a straw and dive right in! I adore this boozy dessert/beverage. And I love the “Barbtender” :) She’s wonderful and love the nickname. She really is the queen of all things boozy and wonderful. Lovely drink!

  8. Oooh! Love the idea of dark chocolate and sorbet combined… the champagne one looks amzing too!

  9. You are one funny lady! I’m addicted to Honey Boo Boo myself! I love this dessert-cocktail and it caught my eye immediately in the round-up. You are unique and please stay that way! Don’t be down on yourself because you don’t have natural light or the luxuries of others. You shine in your own way! Dying for a sip of the passion fruit-chocolate float!!

  10. Lisa, Have I told you lately that you are a very engaging and entertaining writer? Well, you are:) I have heard a lot of references to Honey Boo Boo lately, but I am sort of afraid to investigate. Looks like you have another winner here, and I don’t even drink! :) Have a happy weekend!

  11. P.S. I just noticed you changed your blog title…I like it!

  12. You are very funny and an excellent writer. Your drinks are very creative and look very refreshing but like you not high on the alcohol thing. Give me seltzer and ice cream and I”m good to go. Pictures look great nice work!

  13. Hey, it’s Barbtender here…you did good; I would have slurped that concoction even with broken glass!

    Thanks for joining in; the party would not have been the same without having my friends there with me…Cheers!

  14. I love the broken glass and that you didn’t give up:)Those drinks look luscious and very tempting even at this early hour. I just watched Honey Boo Boo this morning for first time. Very funny! Cheers to Barb’s anniversary and all celebrating together;)xo

  15. Thanks Lisa!

    Charlie

  16. You’re too funny :) I pick up the slack for a lot of my friends, unfortunately :/ Broken glass or not – your overflowing chocolate champagne cocktail looks divine!

  17. Look at us making our first alcoholic drinks on our blogs, we ROCK! I don’t think your pics look bad, i actually drooled a bit too….YUM! Your drink with passion fruit sounds fantastic, I love the flavor combo:-) Barbara was bummed she didn’t ask me to join in the fun, there is always next time:-) Your drinks look so delicious…..but I can only have two also, I am such a light weight:-p Hugs, Terra

  18. Hahaha. O girl you did it again… You made me laugh out loud with your broken glass story. The funny thing was that I hadn’t even noticed when first looking at the picture. I just thought ” wow that is one amazingly enticing shot” but then I started reading and looked at the picture again and that’s when I finally noticed the piece in the back missing. But love the shot nonetheless. All money shots dear!!

  19. Yummmm, what a delicious combination!
    looks like an irresistible drink :)

    Wishing you Shana tova!
    Keep on making such an amazing beautiful dishes
    and may all your dreams will come true!
    Inbal

  20. Great save on the photoshot and the broken glass. So many yummy flavors going on here more like a cocktail dessert!

  21. Incredibly gorgeous cocktail…just like a fancy dessert, doubleing as a fancy coctail. I love it, and love all the pretty photos, as well!
    xo

  22. I do love a good cocktail ,darling. sometimes I love them too much…. luckily my dislike of headaches holds me back (most of the time). I’m still picking raspberries out back so I made raspberry syrup this weekend which I used in a cosmopolitan Sat. night. Mmmm (but only one) xoxo

  23. After 3 glasses of wine, I’m speaking fluent mandarin so I can relate. Also my husband and his family eat spaghetti only with ketchup AND applesauce together. Bleh! Aren’t you glad I shared? Anyhoo both cocktails look great and even the photo you photoshopped the crap out of looks super tempting…

  24. There you are!! Do you know how long it took me to find your blog?! Oh wow… thank goodness I’m finally here! For the past month I have been searching for parsley sage, sage cilantro, sage, parsley…all combinations! Google thought I was going crazy. :)
    Now I need a sip of your cocktail!

  25. I’m pleased you put a straw in this one or would have sworn it was a chocolate mousse. Looks amazing.

  26. Oh my…. I want one of these now! Champagne, a half a glass and I kid you not, has my head spinning and me laughing uncontrollably. A full glass or a bit more and I fall if I try and walk but oh the pleasure. And wow wow wow this is one amazing Champagne float. Wow.

    I will also say that once again The Klutzy Adventures of Lisa have me laughing out loud. Love. Love.

  27. We don’t drink alcohol, but this chocolate drink looks too good to pass !:)

  28. Wow! These are incredible (though I don’t think I could possibly drink a single one… well, ok, just one. Alas, I am a one-drink wonder as well). Anyway, I belong to this fun blogging challenge called We Should Cocoa and the theme this month is cocktails involving chocolate – you should totally enter this in it! Here’s the link: http://choclogblog.blogspot.co.nz/p/we-should-cocoa.html

  29. The pics are fantastic! I bet the drinks are fantastic too!

  30. Goodness me, these look incredible – amazing photos despite the cracked glass. I want to dive straight in and I’m not much of a drinker either. It would be great if you did feel up to submitting these to We Should Cocoa, though I suspect it might steal the show!

  31. Aww..I’m so sorry the glass broke..but you really couldn’t tell until you pointed it out! The drinks look great. Did I ever tell you how soothing it is to read your blog.whether it be talking about food or any of your stories? When I see a new post of yours in my reader, I make myself an iced tea because it’s always such a fun and relaxing read. Don’t ever chagne!

  32. I never thought of pairing champagne with chocolate..but I will now! You had me loling at the pasghetti with ketchup! I ate mine with grape jelly!!

  33. OMG, thats look so delicious, make me thirsty in a second, that must be the best chocolate drink !

  34. OMG, that look so delicious, it make me thristy in a second. Tha must be the best chocolate drink !

  35. Now I really ant to see you drunk…without nauseum of course lol. Great creation, how can you go wrong when combining dessert and booze? What a story of the broken glass and photoshott. Well the pics looks awesome anyways.

  36. These are some fancy and fabulous looking cocktails here – wonderful to try!

  37. Utterly in love with your delicious float creations! CHeers to that ;)

  38. Georgous, very stylish & fantastic appetizing drinks! Yummmmm! Who wouldn’t love one of these 2??? MMMM!

  39. How did I miss this? I SO want one!

  40. Lisa, for someone that doesn’t drink very much (me too), you make gorgeous cocktails! And I was totally engrossed by the sketti episode too! :o

  41. Mmmmm…a dessert and cocktail in one!!! Genius! And l love that you used homemade ice cream and sorbet, too. Sorry about the broken glass, and lack of light shot (story of my life!)…but I didn’t even notice till you pointed it out :)

  42. Lisa, you always come up with something beautiful and different, I really wish I had your creative brain. I’m not a drinker but I’m sure this would be a pretty darn good with ginerale :) xoxox have a great day!

  43. P.S. I would have never notice the broken glass, what a bummer. Regardless it’s still beautiful.

  44. I think you were enjoying your creations as you wrote this…you’re a total riot! You made me laugh out loud–again! Also, thanks for the inspiration for champagne creations!

  45. to my sweet other daughter Ashley Swear


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