Something Sweet for Your Sweet

Something Sweet for Your Sweet

Are you looking for just the right love potion for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Whether you're heading out or staying in, these drinks might be enough to win her heart, or at least impress her for the night. I avoid the tacky red and pink drinks, preferring a bit of elegance. Those tacky drinks also tend to be sickly sweet, something that just doesn't appeal. My favorite romantic drinks are elegant and never overly sweet, especially if you use only top shelf selections when mixing them up.

Champagne Cocktail

I don't mean just any champagne cocktail. Use frozen strawberries or raspberries for the color of love, then pour the chilled champagne over it. A splash of a berry liqueur up the flavor and the alcohol content. Another favorite way to serve this is with a scoop of berry sorbet. This one is easily made at home for those romantic interludes.


Chocolate Martini

Most bars and restaurants can whip up one of these, making it an excellent choice for a night out. Chocolate, a long known aphrodisiac, is sure to get the evening off to a good start. Vodka and white crème de cacao are all that's needed. A cocoa-rimmed glass finishes off the presentation.


Vodka Truffle

This is my favorite, not just on Valentine's but anytime! The always popular flavor of Kahlua combines with vodka and whipped cream. A splash of raspberry or berry liqueur finishes it off. For the best presentation, serve it in a champagne flute and add a sprinkle of chocolate shavings to the top. This is a truly decadent addition to your romantic meal.