illy issimo and Cascal Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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Posted February 9, 2012 by in

Here are some delicious recipes to help you celebrate with that special someone!  From light cocktails to indulgent cake balls, check out the brand new recipes below.

Love Machine

CASCAL Fermented Soda in Ripe Rouge has notes of cherry, chocolate, and rose – perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 oz vodka
  • 3 fresh strawberries or 1 oz of strawberry liqueur
  • 2 oz CASCAL Ripe Rouge
  • Garnish with strawberry

Preparation

  1. Start by muddling strawberries with a dash of strawberry liqueur in the bottom of mixing glass
  2. Add vodka and ice and shake hard
  3. Pour in the CASCAL, stir gently and then fine strain into a Cocktail glass
  4. This is a light a fruity cocktail with nice depth in finish

illy issimo with Love

illy issimo Caffe is a perfect no sugar, lactose-free, low calorie coffee drink for the conscious lover!

Ingredients

  • Red dyed sugar
  • 1 can illy issimo Caffe
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua Coffee Flavored Liqueur
  • Whipped Cream/Cherries for garnish
  • 1 Tbs Cocoa Powder
  • Sifter
  • Shaker

Preparation

  1. Dip edges of martini glass in water, coating evenly on each side
  2. Place red sugar onto plate and dip the rim of the glass into the sugar mixture to coat
  3. Let glass dry
  4. Mix all liquid ingredients in shaker with ice
  5. Strain contents into sugared martini glass
  6. Add cocoa powder to sifter and hold over glass, sift lightly on top
  7. Apply whipped cream as desired, top with cherry
  8. Served chilled with the one you love

Valentine’s Day Cake Balls from illy issimo

illy issimo Mochaccino is the Italian espresso-style coffee drink made with lowfat milk and Domori™ Cocoa, the same cocoa in eight-time Golden Chocolate Award winning DOMORI™ Chocolate, for an indulgent escape.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix + necessary ingredients (eggs/oil)
  • 1 can illy issimo Mochaccino
  • 1 can cream cheese icing
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 bag dark chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles for decorating
  • Red food coloring for white chocolate

Preparation

  1. Bake cake as directed, substituting can of Mochaccino plus 1/4 c milk for water
  2. Crumble cake into bowl while still warm, add cream cheese icing and stir until fully mixed
  3. Roll dough into balls and place on parchment paper, freeze for 1–2 hours
  4. Remove dough, begin melting chocolate
  5. Melt chocolate for 45 seconds to 1 minute, being very careful to not over heat chocolate as it will lose consistency
  6. Using candy sticks or fork, dip each ball into chocolate and place back onto parchment
  7. Repeat process, adding sprinkles/decorations as you go
  8. Place cake balls on candy sticks (if you desire) or arrange on a plate
  9. Serve!

About the Author

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Chilled Magazine is a publication committed to the drinking, mixology and nightlife community. We are dedicated to mixology, on and off premise, while knowing exactly what makes the beer, wine and spirits industry tick.

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