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Everyone’s Favorite 4-Letter Word: L-O-V-E

8 Feb

Sorry Salt-n-Pepa, we aren’t talking about that.  We are talking about L-O-V-E and it’s time to celebrate!   Now, who’s with me!?

“But wait, Steph…You don’t have a boyfriend.  You aren’t seeing anyone, going on dates or even casually drunk-texting a single male specimen.  I even heard a rumor you recently went to the movies alone.”

Statement 1: True. Statement 2: True.  Statement 3: I plead the 5th. 

But I truly believe Valentine’s Day is not just for those of us with a significant other! 

This quote from @TheSingleWoman sums it up perfectly:

“You don’t need a lover in your life to have love in your life!”

And what am I loving right now?  Valentine’s Day Cocktails!  I have an A-List Valentine’s Day party to attend this week and I am falling in love with the thought of making these drinks for all the guests! 

Raspberry Chocolate Kiss Martini (adapted from Martha’s original recipe)

1 1/2 oz raspberry vodka

3/4 oz creme de menthe

splash of diet cranberry

chocolate wafers or cookies (optional for rim)

For cookie rim: Crush cookies into a shallow dish.  Moisten the rim of the martini glass with lemon or lime juice and coat the rim of the glass with cookie crumbs.   

For martini: Pour all vodka and cranberry juice into a shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass.  Top with cranberry juice!

Steph’s Sweetheart-tini

1 1/2 oz lime vodka

3/4 oz triple sec

1 oz diet cranberry juice

splash of lemon juice

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice.  Shake and strain into a martini glass!  Float (or sink in this case) some sweettarts on top! 

Peaches n’ Cream (adapted from Examiner.com recipe)

1 oz Peach Schnapps

1 oz Pinnacle vodka

1 oz vanilla soymilk

Peach slices (optional)

1/2 cup ice

Add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding more ice if necessary.  Pour into a tall glass.  For extra seduction, top with whipped cream!