A courtship produced this line of delightful cream liqueurs based on premium Caribbean rum with added dessert flavors.
Bom Bom Brands was founded by a husband and wife team, Kevin Mowers and Eva Maria Janerus.
While dating, Mowers, a drink designer, constructed a cocktail based on her favorite sweet treat, a Mounds bar. It was so good, they went commercial, calling it “Bom Bom,” Spanish slang for “my sweetie” [source].
The cream liqueurs are among the best dessert-flavored shots you can ask for.
While the website has recipes aplenty for cold and frozen drinks (and warm drinks for the winter), a simple shot from the bottle is pure heaven: a drinkable dessert.
Heck: Pour it over ice cream, stir it into yogurt, freeze it in ice pop molds. Dip cookies into it instead of a glass of milk.
Once you get your hands on a bottle, your imagination will explode.
The flavors include:
The liqueurs are sweet, but not sugary; thick and creamy palate-pleasers. If you’re a fan of cream liqueurs, treat yourself! Give it as gifts!
For more information, visit DrinkBomBom.com.
2. EMPOWER COCKTAILS: COSMPOLITAN MARTINI
Another entrepreneur, Tiffany Hall, has launched Empower Cosmopolitan Martini (photo #2).
It’s made with gluten-free sweet potato vodka, plus the other Cosmo ingredients: triple sec liqueur, white cranberry juice and lime juice.
Not just gluten free, it’s a ‘diet Cosmo”: 80 calories per 3 ounces, compared to 150+ for a standard Cosmo. It’s just 25 proof (12.% alcohol), compared to full-on vodka, which is 80 proof (40% alcohol).
This makes the Empower Cosmo lighter and less flavor-intense than the standard recipe. Serve it chilled in a Martini glass with fresh lime, and save the calories. (It worked for the Skinnygirl Margarita, didn’t it?)
Discover more at EmpowerCocktails.com, and send a bottle to Carrie Bradshaw.
*ABV is the abbreviation for Alcohol By Volume, the percent of the bottled spirit that is alcohol (the rest is largely water). It is analogous to the % alcohol on a wine label.
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