Restaurant: The Lone Wolf Bar, Kansas City, Mo.
Creator: Amber Bennett
Inspiration: While Bennett was pregnant, she drank her fair share of virgin Coladas and Margaritas. One night while making a chocolate Martini for a guest, the guest asked if Bennett would make one of her virgin cocktails, but with alcohol in it.
Eureka! The Coco Lada was born.
Key Ingredients: Malibu Rum, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream, coconut milk, pineapple juice, simple syrup, chocolate syrup and a chocolate bar garnish
What the Judges Said: Well, of course a chocolate Piña Colada would be delicious. Was there ever any doubt? Chocolate and coconut are, of course, a classic combination, but so are chocolate and fruit, particularly acidic fruit like raspberry or orange — or pineapple — that adds extra zing and lifts up the palate. Sometimes it just takes a moment of sober thought to come up with a brilliant new cocktail.