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As you prepare your romantic meal for two this Valentine's Day--what better way to express your love and desire than with chocolate? A favorite culinary aphrodisiac of many, chocolate contains phenylethylamine - the same chemical released in your brain when you fall in love, leading to an excited feeling of infatuation.
This Valentine's Day try a romantic cocktail party for two with a tempting invitation to experience any of the seven luscious chocolate cocktail recipes below. I don't know about you, but I want to try each and every drink; you can almost taste the tantalizing pleasures with names like Raspberry White Chocolate Truffle, Hearts Afire, White Chocolate Martini, Chocolate Covered Cherries, Peanut Butter Cup, Death by Chocolate, Almond Joy Martini. Enjoy the moment as you savor that lovin' feeling shaken and stirred.
Raspberry White Chocolate Truffle
- 1-1/2 oz Van Gogh Raspberry Vodka
- 1/2 oz White chocolate Godiva
- 1-1/2 oz White crème de Cocoa
- 1 oz Raspberry Liqueur
- 3 Raspberries
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker and shake over ice. Strain into glass. Garnish with raspberries on a pick.
- 2 oz Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
- 4 oz Hot Chocolate
- 3 Roasted marshmallows on small skewer
Pour Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka into a mug and add hot chocolate. Garnish with home-roasted marshmallows on a skewer or whipped cream. (Always use caution when handling hot liquids).
White Chocolate Martini
- 1 oz Van Gogh Vanilla vodka
- 2 oz White Chocolate Liquor
- 1 oz Cream
- White chocolate shavings or white cocoa powder
Roll rim of martini glass in white chocolate shavings or white cocoa powder. Add all liquids in a shaker and shake over ice. Strain drink into a martini glass.
Chocolate Covered Cherries
- 1 oz Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate vodka
- 1 oz Van Gogh Black Cherry vodka
- 1 oz Crème de cacao
- 3 Maraschino cherries
- Chocolate syrup
Swirl chocolate syrup around inside of martini glass and place maraschino cherries in the bottom of the glass. Add liquids into a shaker with ice and shake. Pour into martini glass.