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How To Make Valentine's Day Cocktails

Updated on February 22, 2010

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)

Ingredients:

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)

whipped cream

Directions:

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

Ingredients:

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

cream

How to:

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

Ingredients:

9 ounces sparkling wine or champagne (chilled)

3 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice

1 teaspoon grenadine

1/8 to ¼ teaspoon rose water

ice

1 maraschino cherry

How To:

Stir first four ingredients together in a cocktail glass.

Top with ice and decorate with a cherry.

Serve immediately.


Tainted Love

Ingredients:

1 ounce Absolut peppar vodka

3 ounces Absolut ruby red grapefruit vodka

2 ounces cranberry juice

1 ounce lime juice

lime

How To:

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.


Love Potion

Ingredients:

1 ½ ounces brandy

5 ounces pineapple juice

2 maraschino cherries

2 thin orange slices

ice cubes

How To:

Combine the ice cubes, brandy and pineapple juice and stir.

Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

Serve in martini glasses

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    • ivori profile image
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      Barbara Eisenberg 7 years ago from Titusville

      Always happy to help, CM! LOL Thanks for your comment.

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I want you to know you are killing my diet, Ivori. LOL

      Great Hub!!