Spending this Valentine’s Day Solo? Or is that significant other leaving you with mixed emotions?
Worry not, Chilled has found the antidotes for all relationship (or lack thereof) matters. Presenting you with loving cocktails that will surely uphold their promises of pleasure and joy this Valentine’s Day.
Fantasy Suite Martini
Courtesy of The Graystone Tavern, Chicago IL
Couples can take a page from the Bachelor with The Graystone Tavern’s seductive Fantasy Suite Martini.
- 2 oz. Wheatley Vodka
- 3 oz. Mozart White Chocolate Strawberry Cream Liqueur
- 1 oz. Creme de Cacao white
Preparation: Shake ingredients, garnish with a powdered sugar rim and strawberry slice.
Courtesy of Amigo’s Bar at Panama Jack Cancun MX Tequila lovers can taste the romance with Panama Jack Cancun’s bright red Valentine’s Margarita, a combination of sweet and perky flavors.
- 1 1/2 oz. of tequila
- 1/2 oz. of triple sec
- 1/2 oz. of lime juice
- 1/3 oz. strawberry syrup
- Salt and sweet powder (Tajín and Miguelito powder)
Preparation: Run lime wedge around the rim of margarita glass and dip the rim of the glass in the sweet powder. Combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice and strawberry syrup in cocktail shaker; fill with ice and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Strain into the ice-filled glasses and garnish the Margarita with fresh strawberry and serve.
Photo Courtesy of Deer Path Inn
Adult Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
Courtesy of Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, IL
At Deer Path Inn, located on Chicago’s North Shore, couples can warm up by fireplace in the Hearth Room while sipping on the delicious Adult Red Velvet Hot Chocolate.
- 1 oz. whipped cream flavored vodka
- 4 cups milk
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. red food coloring paste
- 1/4 cup and 2 tbsp. Nutella
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup Frangelico
- 2 tbsp. brandy
- Whipped cream topping
Preparation: In a small sauce pot, on medium heat, add the chocolate chips, once they start to melt, start adding in the milk, while stirring with a silicone covered whisk. Stir until all melted and smooth. Bring to a low boil, stirring often, and add vanilla or cream flavored vodka and red food coloring. Stir and cook for about a minute. Serve it in a clear cappuccino cup and top it off with whipped cream and chocolate chip.
Courtesy of OBC Kitchen, Lexington, KY
Taste love in every sip with OBC Kitchen’s cupid concoction, the Jolene Margarita.
- 1 1/2 oz. Camarena Blanco tequila
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
- 1/2 oz. charred jalapeno prickly pear syrup
- 1/4 oz. orange juice
- 1/4 oz. Cointreau orange liqueur
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in shaker; shake and double strain into coupe class. Garnish with ½ lime salt rim and grilled lime wheel.