Happy Valentine’s Day to all my fellow love birds. Our flock is deep! 😀
If you’ve already seen the South Bay Foodies Valentine’s Day round up, then you probably have plans for your V-Day rendezvous.
If you have V-Day plans or not (or perhaps you’re celebrating Singles Appreciation Day) here’s another round up for you: A few lovely cocktails to mix up at home.
These boozy “aphrodisiacs” include ingredients that are supposed to help inspire passion and romance at first sip: Basil, Strawberry, Pomegranate and Chili Peppers are just a few of the ingredients. Basil and chili might sound like unusual ingredients for a cocktail but the sweet and savoy combine to tantalize tastebuds.
After you mix one, leave a comment to let us know how it turned out. But you don’t have to leave ALL of the details! 😉
STRAWBERRY BASIL CAIPRINHA – Strawberry & Basil
- 2 oz Cuca Fresca Silver Cachaça
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 3 fresh strawberries
- 3 fresh basil leaves
Combine the fresh lime juice, strawberries and basil in the bottom of a small shaker and muddle. Fill to the top with ice and add the Cuca Fresca Cachaça. Shake vigorously and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and fresh basil leaves.
CUCUMBER JALAPENO CAIPIRINHA – Chili Pepper
- 1.5 oz Cuca Fresca Silver Cachaca
- 1 thin slice of Jalapeno
- 1 sprig cilantro
- 1 oz cucumber puree
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Pour, without straining, into a rocks glass. Garnish with an additional jalapeno slice and thin cucumber slice.
Cupid’s Potion – Pomegranate
- 2 oz. Herradura Silver Tequila
- ¼ oz. Pomegranate Molasses
- ¼ oz. Simple Syrup
- ½ oz. Lemon juice
- ¼ oz. Egg white
Add all ingredients to an empty cocktail shaker, shake to combine ingredient and emulsify egg white. Add cubed ice to the shaker and shake hard, strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a rosebud.
Enjoy and have a safe, happy Valentine’s Day!