Monday, February 13, 2012

Last Minute Love Potion

Are you ladies and gents all ready for the day of romance tomorrow?! I am! I am SUCH a sucker for holidays. You should see the condo. It is decked out with pink and red and hearts abound! All in a tasteful, decor-chic style though, of course ;) Even when I was 100%-forever-single (and there was a long, long time of that, mind you), I loved Valentine's Day. It's hard to hate a day filled with X's and O's.

Just in case you are still looking for that perfect way to seal the deal (ha!) tomorrow, here's a fun idea, courtesy of the W Hotel in Buckhead:

Whiskey Blue at W Atlanta – Buckhead will be bringing romance to the rooftop with champagne specials, complimentary chocolate dipped strawberries and signature Valentine’s Day cocktails. Valid through February 14.

You can head to the W to grab this drink, but if you are already wrapped up with your special someone (wink, wink) and can't make it into town, the kind people at the W shared two very special drink recipes with me for you to make at home, too! Check them out below. And Slainte!

Oh wait. Next holiday, Katherine, next holiday :)

Candy Heart
In a Shaker Glass add:
1 ½ oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur or Baileys
1 ½ oz. Crème De Cacao
½ oz. Vodka
½ oz. Half and Half
Add ice shake well and strain in to a martini glass

Part 2 - In a shaker glass add:
1 ½ oz. Strawberry Puree
¾ oz. Fresh Sweet n Sour
¼ oz. Simple Syrup
2 ½ oz. Whip Cream

Add ice. Shake VERY well and slowly strain layer on top of the martini glass filled with the chocolate martini drink. Garnish with a strawberry half.

Love Potion #9
In a Shaker Glass add:
1 oz. Stoli Vanilla
½ oz. Watermelon Pucker
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Pineapple Juice

Add ice shake well and strain in to a Champagne flute about ¾ to the top.  Top with Champagne.  Garnish with a strawberry half.