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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Baileys Drinkable Dessert Challenge Winners

The winners are in and here they are!

The amateur winning drink was developed by Dennis Frisk

“Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake in Mint Condition”
Ingredients:

2.5 oz Baileys® Mint Chocolate
0.5 oz Smirnoff® Black Cherry Vodka
2 tsp cheesecake pudding & pie mix
Dark chocolate shavings

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice

Add Baileys®, Smirnoff®, instant pudding mix, and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Float whipped cream on top of drink and sprinkle with shaved chocolate. Garnish with mint sprig and a black cherry.

Dennis says his inspiration came from the popularity and appeal of cheesecakes and the varieties that appear on restaurant menus. He believed using the precise amount of each simple ingredient balances out his drinkable dessert. The name he chose because it suggests the subtle taste of mint and the perceived value of a cheesecake.p>


The professional winner is Jessica Taylor from Indianapolis, IN:

“Mocha Mint Bavarian”

Ingredients:

1 1/4 oz Baileys® Mint Chocolate
3/4 oz double espresso vodka
1/2 oz Godiva® white chocolate liqueur
2 oz cream
Sprig of mint

Start with a cocktail shaker 3/4 full of ice. Add first 3 ingredients. Shake vigorously. Add cream (half-and-half). Gently stir. Drizzle dark chocolate into martini glass. Pour drink into martini glass. Garnish with three espresso beans in the center of martini. Place the stem of mint sprig in between espresso beans. Sprinkle white chocolate shavings around the rest of the martini.

Jessica says her inspiration came from the idea of adding mint to mousse. She believes it works because it has the overall appeal. It not only tastes good but it looks and sounds good as well.

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