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Thirsty Thursday-Valentine’s Day Cocktails

If you are cooking your love a nice home-cooked dinner, you will probably serve a bottle of wine, but you can serve a cocktail or two before dinner or before you leave for your restaurant reservation.  Here are a few recipes to chose from!

Loopy Love

2 parts Three Olives Loopy Vodka

2 parts cranberry juice

Splash of lemon lime soda

Pour first two ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously

Strain into a chilled martini glass

Top off with a splash of soda and garnish with a lime

Loopy Love

Loopy Love

Strawberry Amore

2 parts Three Olives® Marilyn Monroe™ Strawberry Vodka

4 parts pink lemonade

Splash of lemon lime soda

Mix all ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice and stir

Strawberry Amore

Strawberry Amore

Won’t you be a Lime

2 parts Three Olives® Grape Vodka

4 parts lemon lime soda

Splash of lemon juice

Mix all ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with a lemon.

Won't you be a lime

Won’t you be a lime

(recipes and images courtesy SSPR)

Fiery Passion

1.5 oz Cuca Fresca Gold Cachaca

3 basil leaves

1 thin slice of Serrano pepper

3/4 oz passion fruit puree

3/4 oz simple syrup

1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker

Shake well and strain into a martini glass

Garnish with a thin slice of Serrano pepper

Fiery Passion

Fiery Passion

Latin Lover

1 oz. Cuca Fresca Prata

3 muddled raspberries

3 muddled raspberries

1/2 oz. lemon juice

1/4 oz. simple syrup

3 oz. champagne

In a mixing glass, muddle raspberries, rest of ingredients and ice

Lightly combine with a bar spoon

Julep strain into a champagne flute and garnish and twist

Latin Lover

Latin Lover

Caferinha

1 oz Cuca Fresca Ouro

1 oz coconut rum

.5 oz sweetened condensed milk

1 oz half & half

1 tsp cocoa powder

Fresh brewed coffee

Combine the first five ingredients in a  glass coffee cup

Fill the glass with fresh coffee

Top with whipped cream

Sprinkle cocoa powder on top

Garnish with Whipped Cream and Cocoa Powder

(recipes and photos courtesy LAB Media Group)

Has everyone planned their Valentine’s Day menu or made reservations?  If not, come back tomorrow when I give you one last Valentine’s Day dinner recipe!

Stay hungry…

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