Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day… and in celebration, I made you a pink drink with a cute raspberry heart-shaped ice cube floating in it. It’s pretty. Just like you.
Valentine’s Day is one of those days that you either love or hate. I feel like there’s no in between on people’s feelings for the February holiday… and that kind of makes me sad. While I wasn’t always the biggest Valentine’s lover — especially during those awkward high school and collegiate years where I didn’t have anybody special in my life — the day has certainly grown on me in my old age. (Ha!)
I always like to do something nice for it, and we have started a tradition of making a lovely meal on the night of Valentine’s instead of hitting one of our favorite restaurants. We save that for the weekend after. Which is why I’ll be making Blackened Sockeye Salmon with Spinach Madeline, Beer Bread and probably a Chocolate Souffle (because Valentine’s isn’t Valentine’s without a souffle!) tomorrow.
Sadly, I will not be making this drink to accompany our dinner.
Here’s the recipe, then our review:
- 6 teaspoons vodka
- 1½ tablespoons Cointreau
- 1½ tablespoons cranberry juice
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- Shake all the ingredients well with ice.
- Strain into a large cocktail glass.
- Dangle a twist of orange in the drink.
This cocktail was a little alcohol-heavy to me (Erin), taste-wise. It was delicious, but I can see how you could get yourself into some major trouble drinking multiple ones of these during the night. I’m sure Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte would be disappointed in me. … And Winston’s thoughts were simple. He wrote, “Girls, girls, girls” in our book. ‘Nuff said.