By Barbara Hay ~
Recently some scientists did a study on whether foods can really be an aphrodisiac, or is it just in our minds? They were somewhat surprised to discover that certain foods do indeed have a stimulating effect on the libido and blood flow, meaning, these foods are really aphrodisiacs.
So what foods appeared on the list? Fresh watermelon, pomegranate, blueberries, honey, chocolate and red wine all were documented to offer a boost in the bedroom. These all-natural stimulants are not only widely available, they can also be turned into simply delicious cocktails—just in time for Valentine’s Day!
We compiled a few libations (and one old favorite) to help set the mood this holiday and we’re certain your valentine will find ways to thank you.
Be My Valentine
2 oz. dry vermouth
1 oz. Kirschwasser (cherry brandy)
1 tsp. Natural raspberry syrup
Garnish: Brandied cherry
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.
1.5 oz. Gin
1.5 oz. Green Chartreuse
1 tsp Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
1 Egg white
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into two chilled cocktail glasses.
Love at First Sip
1 oz. Cognac
1 oz. Triple sec
1 oz. Light rum
1⁄4 oz. Fresh lemon juice
1 Flamed orange peel
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Flame an orange peel over the glass and discard before serving.
The Kir Royale is a fancy and delicious Champagne and black raspberry cocktail that is sure to dress up your night. We love combining Champagne and black raspberry liqueur, instead of the traditional creme de cassis. This simple and easy sparkling drink is sure to brighten your Valentine celebration!
1⁄4 oz. Chambord
1 Raspberry and lemon twist
Add the Chambord to a flute and top with Champagne.
Garnish with a raspberry and a lemon twist.
Happy Valentines Day!