Whether you’ve kept to your January goals of giving up carbs, sugar or alcohol, it’s time to give them up for good in the biggest way possible.
Little Italy’s Gelso & Grand achieved Instagram fame last year when co-owner Nima Garos and chef Cat Schimenti rolled out their joint giant rainbow cannolis, a nearly foot-long behemoth stuffed with cakes and creams and toppings that embodied everything about last year’s race to make the most over-the-top dessert.
But the addition of Svedka Vodka is a new twist to celebrate getting through Drynuary by literally breaking some of the most common resolutions — the cannolis are so big, they’re served with a small mallet to help break them up.
There are two flavors of giant vodka-infused cannoli, and each cannoli has two different sides to it. Anyone else feel lightheaded just reading that? Maybe bring a friend or three to tackle these bad boys.
The Cocoa Loco comes filled with black forest cake made with Svedka-soaked cherries and topped with more cherries on one side, and a Black Russian filling made with vanilla vodka, chocolate mascarpone and garnished with brownies and pretzels.
Or give in to Sweet Surrender, on one side filled with blue raspberry vodka-infused cannoli cream topped with cotton candy and a rock candy lollipop, on the other lemon cake with Svedka Citron-flavored cream with crispy meringue and candied lemon wedges.
Each comes served with a shot of vodka because there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing, no matter what the cliches tell you.
Rather than a conventional cannoli shell, these are made with the same batter as the Italian pizzelle cookie, which have more of a waffle flavor. We’ve officially lost count of the number of trends wrapped up in one dessert.
The cannolis cost $20 each and are only available for the next two weekends, Feb. 2-4 and Feb. 9-11, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.