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Mother’s Day Lunch..Godiva style

This Tuesday, I was invited to a very special private mother’s day luncheon by Godiva Spirits. The event was held at A Voce Columbus, where executive chef Missy Robbins prepared our amazing three course lunch. My afternoon was surrounded by good company, great food/drink and warm atmosphere. The cocktails were amazing, bringing me to realize that Godiva infused vodka isn’t just your usual chocolate martini drink. My favorite cocktail was the Les Femmes Coupe- a very light and fruity mix, that’s perfect for any brunch-like party or shower!

Les Femmes Coupe

1/2 oz Godiva Chocolate Rasberry Vodka

1 1/2 oz PIMM’s no. 1

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

2 droppers Bittercube Orange bitters

1 dash Regans # Bitters

Orange and lemon slices

Prep: Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Pour contents into a Collins Glass over ice. Garnish with orange and lemon slices.

First course was an arugla salad with shaved ricotta salada paired with the Parisian Breakfast.

Parisian Breakfast

1 1/2 oz Godiva Chocolate Rasberry Vodka

3/4 oz Lillet Blanc

3/4 fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz egg whites

1/2 oz simple syrup

Lemon twist for garnish

Prep: Combine contents in cocktail shaker without ice. Shake for 15 seconds to aerate the egg whites. Add ice. Shake vigorously for 30 secs until a nice froth appears. Strain contains into a champagne flute. Garnish with lemon twist.

Our main course was a braised brisket, circerchie beans, treviso and bone marrow paired with The Aromatic Allure, a super light yet not too sweet and delicious mix.

Aromatic Allure

1/3 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

1 oz gin

2/3 oz Saffron Vanilla Syrup

2/3 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

2 droppers Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters

Prep: Combine ingredients into a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a coupe glass.

Finally for dessert a chocolate buttermilk sorbet with figs paired with a Haute & Steamy.

Haute & Steamy

1 1/2 oz Godiva Chocolate Vodka

Coffee (amount as desire)

1 scoop Whipped Cream

Caramel Sauce for Garnish

Prep: Pour Godiva Chocolate Vodka into a snifter glass. Add in hot coffee as desired. Top with a scoop of fresh whipped cream. Drizzle caramel sauce over the top for garnish.

Chatting it up with Pam from Triple Threat Mommy.

In conclusion, it was a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration and cannot wait to host a party and whip up my new cocktail recipes! Thank you Godiva.

Stroller in the city was not compensated for this post. However, I did receive a gift bag with Godiva products. All opinions, as always are my own.



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