Easy Chocolate Mojito and a Giveaway

A couple of years ago my girlfriends and I went out for dinner at Co Co Sala in Washington DC. To drink I ordered a co cojito (chocolate mojito) and it was so good that after all this time I still think about it.

Since my girls nights are non existent right now I decided to try and make it on my own.

Even though I can’t go out to fancy restaurants in DC for dinner (little man goes to bed at 6:30ish) I think it’s really important to find ways to reward myself, even if it’s as simple as a girly drink.

A couple times a week I make sure I take a longish bubble bath after Austin falls asleep or I put on a face mask and paint my nails. One day I was even able to get a pedicure on my lunch break at work.

Leave a comment below with what you do to feel relaxed and pampered when life is too busy for a “girls night out” and you could win this bar starter gift basket from Not So Simple Syrup a new company that makes all natural simple syrups for cooking and cocktails.

I will announce the winner on Wednesday Nov. 6th. (Don’t forget to leave your email address)

I used the mint flavor for my chocolate mojito above and can’t wait to see what I can create with the strawberry syrup.

Chocolate Mojito (Makes 2 cocktails)
1 cup Sprite or Lemon Sparkling water
Juice of 1 lime
2 shots chocolate flavored (or regular) vodka
2 shots mint flavored Not so Simple Syrup
10-15 mint leaves
2 cups of crushed ice (or one cup small ice cubes
4 tablespoons of chocolate shavings

1. Pour your lime juice vodka and Not so Simple Syrup (can replace with regular simple syrup) into a cocktail shaker. Add half of your mint leaves (give them a strong slap with you hands to release the flavor and scent or muddle them).

2. Add your ice and give it a good shake. Pour into your glasses and top it off with your sparking water or lemon lime soda. Add more ice if you need to fill the glass further.

3. Top with chocolate shavings and the rest of your mint.

43 Responses to “Easy Chocolate Mojito and a Giveaway”

  1. Casil Family posted on October 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm (#)

    Wine and cheese nights!

  2. Whitney Athayde posted on October 23, 2013 at 3:41 pm (#)

    Awesome combo!

  3. Liz Badley posted on October 23, 2013 at 3:41 pm (#)

    That looks yummy! My girls nights are just me and Penny the pup watching AppleTV!

    Hope Austin is feeling better!

  4. SANBABE12 posted on October 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm (#)

    Who knew syrup could be soo sassy!!

  5. Made in Sonoma posted on October 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm (#)

    This looks GREAT! I’d love to try it!
    I’m so not fancy. My feeling pampered is a glass of wine or beer and laying on the couch with David while we watch a show or movie. That’s probably my favorite way to relax.
    kelli@madeinsonoma.com

  6. ezag1 posted on October 23, 2013 at 4:55 pm (#)

    Either curling up with a good book and a tasty drink or curling up with hubby on the couch and watching some tv with a good drink. ๐Ÿ™‚ ezag1@aol.com

  7. Michele Zebrowski posted on October 23, 2013 at 5:03 pm (#)

    I haven’t had a TRUE girls night out in over 20 years…actually the
    “Baby” is going to be 23 this week. When I do get time to myself, it’s mani/pedi/facial/tubby time with quite a bit of wine…QUITE A BIT! And a good book! Oh and some of your jell-o recipes are always a bonus if it’s there! Michelezebrowski69@gmail.com

  8. LFisher posted on October 23, 2013 at 6:53 pm (#)

    I paint my nails or take my oldest pup on a long, slow walk around the neighborhood. Very relaxing, and it helps him too! lauren.fisher@yahoo.com

  9. Stephanie Peterson posted on October 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm (#)

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  10. Stephanie Peterson posted on October 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm (#)

    Summers: Drinking wine coolers while watching the sunset. Winters: Drinking hot chocolate and watching chic flicks. stephnkyle1@gmail.com

  11. Erin posted on October 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm (#)

    Wine night! Or a DIY pedicure! ๐Ÿ™‚ Or a combination of both!

  12. mary iracheta posted on October 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm (#)

    A nice wine or craft beer and cuddling with my pups. Mi014k27@gmail.com

  13. mary iracheta posted on October 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm (#)

    A nice wine or craft beer and cuddling with my pups. Mi014k27@gmail.com

  14. Angie Jerde posted on October 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm (#)

    Bundle up under a cozy blanket with a glass of wine and a movie!
    Angie Jerde
    angiejerde13@gmail.com

  15. Bianca posted on October 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm (#)

    a fluffy robe and a cozy blanket curled up on the couch with my boyfriend!

  16. Kara MacDougall posted on October 24, 2013 at 1:23 am (#)

    Although I don’t have a baby, I also find little time to myself anymore since I started grad school. After I finish a paper or take an exam I’ll try a new recipe for cupcakes or some other baked treat. Just last week after mid-terms I found the absolute best recipe for banana chocolate loaf. I’m such a sucker for sweets…. probably because I come from a family of diabetics. kmacdoogz@gmail.com

  17. That's What He Said! posted on October 24, 2013 at 1:33 am (#)

    I cook or pick up a great meal, pair it with a craft beer or wine and cozy up on my couch in PJs. Ah the life! jencasiano@gmail.com

  18. Holly posted on October 24, 2013 at 4:29 am (#)

    I shut myself in the bathroom with a glass of wine, take a long bath, and give myself a pedicure ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Sara Sebeniecher posted on October 24, 2013 at 5:51 am (#)

    A nice bubble bath with a glass of wine and smell good candles.

  20. Marissa posted on October 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm (#)

    I think the only girly thing I do it paint my nails, but getting uninterrupted time for reading probably relaxes me the most. thanks for all the great posts!

  21. hungryformotherhood posted on October 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm (#)

    A pedicure is, hands down, the best way for me to unwind. I always feel like a princess. To me it’s worth the $30 or $40 to have it done and spend an hour or so flipping through magazines. Now with baby on the way, I can’t see my feet anyway. Might as well let someone who can see ’em do it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Kristin posted on October 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm (#)

    I take a bath when I need to relax, and during the bath I’ll read a good book.

  23. mysweetiepiepie posted on October 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm (#)

    Hit the sofa with a cozy blanket and a glass of wine then watch a movie or read a book – whichever strikes my fancy :+)

  24. mfriend posted on October 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm (#)

    I like to pop in a good chick flick and pour a glass of wine to unwind ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway! friend.megan@gmail.com

  25. Michelle Kinzer posted on October 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm (#)

    I have to start by disconnecting from everything. First step is stashing my computer and cell phone out of sight! Then I paint my nails, sip some wine and listen to my favorite tunes. Sometimes I even paint pictures! I’m absolutely not artistic, but brush strokes are so therapeutic. I just love the process – it gives me time to think and be at peace.

  26. Debra Lee posted on October 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm (#)

    The couch, a quilt and a good book do it for me!

    • Debra Lee replied on October 24th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Ddebra33 at gmail dot com

  27. D Schmidt mummytotwoboys posted on October 24, 2013 at 9:17 pm (#)

    I drink lots of tea, eat chocolate and surf the web.

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

  28. Doris posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:53 am (#)

    I like to curl up to a good movie and eat some ice cream.

  29. Nessarox posted on October 25, 2013 at 10:43 am (#)

    I put a movie on for the kids and curl up next to them with my kindle, headphones, and a glass of white wine!

  30. tryityoumightlikeit posted on October 25, 2013 at 9:48 pm (#)

    A cup of tea is my go-to relaxation treat.
    You had me at mojito and then you added chocolate and I’m in love.

  31. Wendy R posted on October 27, 2013 at 12:09 am (#)

    i like to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine!
    wendywynsma@gmail.com

  32. Jara Christensen posted on October 27, 2013 at 8:02 pm (#)

    I curl up with my blankets and drink a glass of wine ๐Ÿ™‚
    jgchristensen1018@gmail.com

  33. Susan Schaff posted on October 28, 2013 at 3:21 am (#)

    Susanschaff63a@yahoo.com, Please send me a creative gift basket, which I can use for my 50th Birthday celebration coming on 11/03, I love mixing different flavors and blending them with Vodka’s!

  34. Vunda Vall posted on October 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm (#)

    i totally have a glass of wine and watch some tv

    dtdady at gmail dot com

  35. daniellekira posted on October 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm (#)

    I love to watch my favorite shows with a glass of wine in my pjs. Makes the day so much better.
    daniellekira@gmail.com

  36. Lying in a nice hot bubblebath with a good book and a glass of wine!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  37. Vera Khule posted on October 29, 2013 at 11:13 am (#)

    I like to curl up in bed with great book.

  38. PrissyChrissy posted on October 29, 2013 at 2:27 pm (#)

    A bottle, yes bottle, of moscato and a few Duck Dynasty episodes! Redc223@gmail.com.

  39. Kristin posted on October 31, 2013 at 12:57 am (#)

    I make myself a drink, curl up with a book and just relax!
    leighfree11 at yahoo dot com

  40. JoR posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm (#)

    a hot bath, folllowed by a wathing a good movie. thanks, oanaiv at hotmail dot com

  41. Shica posted on November 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm (#)

    I kick off my shoes and relax my feet, put some music on and grab me a nice glass of wine

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