For far too long, a box of mystery chocolates and a gigantic teddy bear have become the norm when it comes to Valentine’s Day. It’s almost as if a little thing called “creativity” disappears as soon as Cupid shows his pudgy, little face. Chocolate is great and all and I have nothing against teddy bears, but if you really want to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day then look no further than your at-home bar (or the local liquor store if your bar is looking a little famished).

When V-Day rolls around this Friday, find your favorite cocktail below and get to work fixing your Valentine a dessert cocktail that’s far tastier than anything Russell Stover himself could have created.

Espress Your Love (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

50 ml Belvedere Vodka 20 ml chilled espresso 20 ml vanilla infused simple syrup

Dash cream