a party or a gathering of any people for reasons that are usually happy where the people interact and generally have a good time. a celebration can be for a birthday, holiday, promotion. celebrations can also be for no reason other than to see friends. ~~Urban Dictionary~~
Today, Fiesta Friday at The Novice Gardener celebrates its One Year Anniversary! Fiesta Friday has been a very large part of my blogging life… It’s a place where we all gather to share our lives, our loves, laughter, friendship, and good food… and it is where I became a part of the blogging community, meeting the people who have truly become such wonderful friends…
A special THANK YOU to Angie, the girl behind the scenes at The Novice Gardener…for all of her hard work and dedication and for taking time out of her busy schedule each week to host this wonderful event! It has been a blast, and I look forward to many more…
Here’s to you, Angie! Salud!
Thanks to Julianna of Foodie on Board, and Hilda of Along the Grapevine for co-hosting this week…a special day for them, too…as they were the very first co-hosts way back when it all began.. It’s so fitting to have them here today!
And in celebration, I wanted to make a festive cocktail for starters…
Ryan (technically…Ryan is Katie’s boyfriend…but let’s face it…I love that boy…he’s totally a son to me… ) came over the other night, and I truly enjoyed spending time with him tossing ideas around, and coming up with different concoctions, until we agreed that this cocktail had to represent my most favorite thing in the world…
And…you all know how much I love yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting with lots of sprinkles, so we thought that it was fitting to bring exactly that… but in a cocktail form!
Once we had our minds made up, coming up with this recipe for this Yellow Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting Cocktail was so easy!
It’s filled with delicious Lady Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, Amaretto, cake flavored vodka, and coconut milk! A ring of dark chocolate around the rim of the glass, dipped in colorful sprinkles makes a festive drink perfect for a celebration as special as this..
Life is Good. It’s a “Looking forward to many many more years of Fiesta Friday!” kind of good..
- 3 oz Cake Flavored Vodka
- 3 oz White Chocolate Liqueur
- 2 oz Amaretto
- 1 oz Coconut Milk
- 1 oz Heavy Cream
- Handful of ice cubes
- 3 tbsp. melted dark chocolate
- Non-pareils (Sprinkles)
- Dip the rims of six cordial glasses into the melted chocolate. Immediately dip the chocolate rimmed glasses into a bowl of non-pariels. Shake to remove any loose sprinkles so that they don't discolor the drink. Set aside, and let dry.
- Add the vodka, white chocolate liqueur, amaretto, coconut milk, and heavy cream and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for a minute or two.
- Strain into cordial glasses, carefully so that the beverage doesn't touch the sprinkles on the rim of the glass.
- Serve immediately.