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Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Valentine’s Day is all about showering your loved ones with thoughtful, delicious, and, for brownie points, handcrafted gifts. So why not mix up something romantic? In my cocktail guide, The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks, you will find 1,000 ways to do just that. 

The Kiss

•    1½ ounces vodka 
•    ¾ ounce chocolate-cherry liqueur 
•    ¾ ounce heavy cream
•    ½ a fresh strawberry

Mix the vodka, chocolate-cherry liqueur, and heavy cream in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a strawberry. 


•    1 ounces Stolichnaya Vanil vodka
•    1½ ounces crème de cacao 
•    1½ ounces Godiva white chocolate liqueur
•    Powdered Bitter Dark Chocolate

Shake your Stolichnaya Vanil vodka, crème de cacao and Godiva white chocolate liqueur in a martini shaker. Strain into a martini glass, and dust the rim with powered bitter dark chocolate. This one get’s ‘em every time.

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!

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