Godiva Spirits Mom’s Day Luncheon {+Giveaway!} CLOSED

Chocolate and Good Food. Can it get any better for Mother’s Day? Well, I would add jewelry, to the mix, but two out of three ain’t bad. Earlier this week, Godiva Spirits held a fabulous luncheon at A Voce Columbus in New York City for a bunch of my favorite mommy online influencers. At the luncheon, I got a sweet and tasty education that Godiva is more than just chocolates – they have an extensive line of spirits as well. As a guest, I was treated to a fabulous meal prepared by A Voce’s Executive Chef, Missy Robbins which was paired with several delightfully tasting drinks from Godiva Spirits (recipes + GIVEAWAY below!)


Brianne Manz from Stroller in the City and me before enjoying our wonderful lunch.


The menu, prepared by Executive Chef Missy Robbins, was exceptional. Perfectly light, yet rich and filling. Usually, my husband sends me pictures of what he’s eating during the day – usually something fabulous because of client lunches and dinners – so now I had the opportunity to send him pictures of what I was eating. Yes, he was jealous. Very. Very. Jealous. No tuna melts for me that day!

Misticanza (argula, herbs, citron vinaigrette, ricotta salata) paired with Parisian Breakfast

Drink created by Los Angeles Mixologist Kylee Van Dillen


1 1/2 ounce Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka

3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc

3/4 fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce egg whites

1/2 ounce simple syrup

Lemon twist for garnish


  1. Combine Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka, Lillet Blanc, fresh lemon juice, egg whites and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker without ice.  Shake for 15 seconds to aerate the egg whites.
  2. Add ice.  Shake vigorously for 30 seconds until a nice froth appears.
  3. Strain contents into a champagne flute.
  4. Garnish with lemon twist.

Ideal Serving Glass: Champagne Flute

Yield: 1 drink

Brasato Di Manzo (braised brisket, cicerchie beans, black pepper, treviso, bone marrow) and The Aromatic Allure

Drink created by Chicago Mixologist, Revae Schneider


1/3 ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

1 ounce gin

2/3 ounce Saffron Vanilla Syrup

2/3 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

2 droppers Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters


  1. Combine Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, gin, saffron vanilla syrup, fresh lemon juice and cherry bark vanilla bitters into a mixing glass and stir.
  2. Strain contents into a coupe glass.

Ideal Serving Glass: Coupe Glass

Yield: 1 drink

 Cannoli (chocolate cannoli, buttermilk sorbet, figs) with Haute & Steamy

Drink created by New York City Mixologist, Beate Kiser


1 1/2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Vodka

Coffee (amount as desired)

1 scoop Whipped Cream

Caramel Sauce for Garnish


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

Ideal Serving Glass: Port glass

Yield: 1 Drink

During the luncheon we were given tips on how to elegantly – and easily – entertain with Godiva Spirits. For example, a dessert bar: buy macaroons (no baking!), serve on beautiful platters, prepare some Godiva Coffee with (or without) Godiva Chocolate Vodka add a scoop of whip cream….


…to a calming breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day (hint, hint!) with Godiva Coffee, The Parisian Breakfast or Aromatic Allure with pastries and uninterrupted 30 minutes to read the newspaper or a magazine – ultimate luxury!


{GIVEAWAY}: Here’s your chance to experience Godiva Coffee and Spirits! One lucky reader* will win a Godiva Breakfast in Bed Package (*Winner must be 21 years old or older to receive the package) which includes:

  • Personalized Photo tray
  • Four (4) cups and saucers
  • Godiva Coffee
  • One (1) coupon for $8.00 off Godiva Spirits
  • ARV approximately $100.00

{HOW TO ENTER}: Mandatory Entry:  Leave me a comment telling me what you love the most about being a Mommy.

Extra Entries:  

You must be at least 21-years-old to enter the giveaway. Open to Continental U.S. residents only. One (1) winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. The winner will receive one (1) one Breakfast in Bed Package courtesy of Godiva Spirits as described above. Deadline for the drawing will be on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 11:59PM EST. Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours to claim the prize. 

Good Luck and Happy Mother’s Day!!


Godiva Spirits are available nationwide wherever fine spirits-based beverages are sold. Visit www.drinkgodiva.com for more information.

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