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)
50 ml Belvedere Vodka 20 ml chilled espresso 20 ml vanilla infused simple syrup
Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass or coupette. Garnish with 3 espresso beans.
Imagine the look of anger on your mother’s face if you attempted to even think about sneaking a piece of sweet potato pie or pumpkin cheesecake before Thanksgiving dinner. It’s a scary thought, right? For those of us who aren’t brave enough to indulge in the plethora of post-Thanksgiving dinner desserts before dinner there’s always dessert cocktails. Not only do these particular cocktails give you something boozy and decadent to sip on before devouring your plate of turkey, mac and cheese (mac-and-mother-effing-cheese-yo!), and stuffing, it’ll likely curve any urge you have to perform a full out tactical assault on the dessert table.
Check out a handful of Thanksgiving-inspired dessert cocktails below, and please be sure to save room for the real dessert.
Smirnoff Honey Nut Cake (Pictured Above)
1 oz. SMIRNOFF Wild Honey Flavored Vodka 0.5 oz. Hazelnut Liqueur 0.5 oz. Creme de cacao
1 oz. Cream
Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Top with grated nutmeg.