Friday, February 13, 2015

This weekend, I can't wait to curl up with my husband and a cocktail and celebrate Valentine's Day with a sumptuous home-cooked meal. I'm thinking that before dinner we'll serve this low-alcohol sipper–and as a bonus, it matches our holiday color scheme to a T!


1 1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
3-4 raspberries
1 egg white
soda water

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake without ice for 10-15 seconds. Add ice and shake vigorously for an additional 10 seconds. Strain into a highball or large coupe glass filled with ice, and garnish with 3 skewered raspberries.

Notes: Cocktails that feature Cointreau as their base (or only!) spirit might seem a bit strange, but some of my favorite cocktails John's ever crafted are actually built just this way. A bit sweet, this cocktail would be heavenly as an aperitif or with your after-dinner chocolates. 

Cheers, and happy Valentine's Day!


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    1. Me too–can't wait to mix two of these up tomorrow!

  2. have a wonderful valentines day weekend! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. We'll be doing the same thing over at our house :-) Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. It's definitely my favorite way to celebrate–happy Valentine's Day!

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