How To Make Valentine's Day Cocktails
Sinfully Decadant Cocktails
Valentine's Day brings loving thoughts to mind. Flowers, candy, teddy bears are all wonderful gifts for that special someone. After the dinner, show, and flowers, a special Valentine's Day beverage could be the perfect ending to a beautiful evening.
Here's some beverage recipes that you might want to indulge in with your special Valentine.
Chocolate Heart (Adult Beverage)
1 ounce of white crème de Cacao or Godiva white chocolate liqueur
½ ounce of coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua or Kapali
3 ounces low-fat milk
maraschino cherry (without stems)
Place a few ice cubes in a highball glass. Pour in liqueurs and drop in a few maraschino cherries (even a bit of the cherry juice, too). Pour the cream along the sides of the glass and stir lightly.
Top with whipped cream and an additional cherry.
Note: If cherries are not a favorite, they may be omitted.
Vanilla Cinnamon Buttered Coffee
20 ounces fresh brewed, hot coffee
1 small vanilla bean (fresh and soft)
2 cinnamon sticks
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon butter
Splenda sugar substitute or granulated sugar
Cut the vanilla bean in half, and place both halves in the brewing basket with two cinnamon sticks. Brew the coffee, and remove the vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks when it's done. Gently rinse the grounds from the beans and sticks.
Place a vanilla bean half and one cinnamon stick in each cup.
Add a half teaspoon of butter to each cut and fill with hot coffee. Stir gently.
Add sugar or substitute, and cream as desired.
Blushing Rose Mimosa
9 ounces sparkling wine or champagne (chilled)
3 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon grenadine
1/8 to ¼ teaspoon rose water
1 maraschino cherry
Stir first four ingredients together in a cocktail glass.
Top with ice and decorate with a cherry.
1 ounce Absolut peppar vodka
3 ounces Absolut ruby red grapefruit vodka
2 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce lime juice
Put ice in a highball glass and chill in freezer.
Pour the Absolut peppar, Absolut ruby red, cranberry and lime juices into a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake until the shaker is very cold.
Remove the ice from the highball glass. Strain the drink into the highball glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
1 ½ ounces brandy
5 ounces pineapple juice
2 maraschino cherries
2 thin orange slices
Combine the ice cubes, brandy and pineapple juice and stir.
Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.
Serve in martini glasses