Valentine’s Day Friday – A Great Night to Stay In!

My husband and I don’t usually do much on Valentine’s Day, especially if it falls on a weekday. We’re also not fans of having to share public spaces (crowded bars/restaurants) – with other “lovebirds.” Gross…

Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday night this year – and it’s supposed to be cold outside – we decided we’ll stay in for the night. I plan on making some cocktails – and he’ll plan on  making his never-fail fondue!

fonduenight

This photo is from one of our most recent fondue nights, so the items you see here may not be what winds up in the fondue we make Friday.

I’ve put a lot of thought into crafting the perfect cocktail. I was a bit disappointed with the drink recipes I was browsing online, but I kind of knew what I wanted to do. And I wanted Chambord raspberry liqueur to be the “star” performer:

chambord

Here’s the tentative drink recipe plan: 

3/4 ounce Chambord

3/4 ounce Vanilla (or whipped cream flavored) vodka

3/4 ounce Creme de Cacao

2 ounces cream soda

top off with plain club soda (or raspberry flavored club soda)

Serve in Collins or old fashioned glass over ice (we don’t have any super fancy barware)

Possible garnishes: miniature mounds bars, fresh raspberries, chocolate curls

I haven’t put my “mixologist” skills to work in quite a while! This should be…interesting! Now all it needs is a name! Enough of these drinks ought to make even the sappiest of rom-coms – the most awesome movies I’ve ever seen! Maybe even movies adapted from Nicholas Sparks novels will make me say:

Why didn’t this win any Oscars?

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