With Valentines Day right around the corner this pretty in pink "love potion" cocktail is great to share with your sweetie.
This cocktail may be short on ingredients but definitely isn't short on flavor. Blood oranges are a great bright winter citrus that taste like a cross between oranges and raspberries and the pink color is perfect for Valentines Day.
No. 9 Cocktail
- 1 oz blood orange juice
- 1 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liquor
- champagne to top
- garnish: blood orange wedge
Add blood orange juice and St. Germain to a cocktail shaker full with ice. Shake until combined and cold and poor into a coupe and top with champagne.
Moist brown butter banana bread is layered with sweet cinnamon chocolate pecan streusel. Chocolate, pecan, and cinnamon is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Add in sweet bananas and nutty brown butter and you have a winning combination. This is a great sweet slice to have with breakfast but is also the perfect anytime snack. Add a little vanilla ice-cream to a warm slice and you have a great simple dessert too.
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This is a mashup of two of my husbands favorite desserts. Creamy and decadent vanilla mascarpone cheesecake is layered with boozy coffee syrup soaked lady fingers. It is all topped off with coffee whipped cream and sprinkled with dutch processed cocoa powder and chocolate covered espresso beans. You get all the flavors of tiramisu with the rich texture of classic New York style cheesecake.
This is a fancy take on everyones favorite tray bake, brownies! Easy preparation with a spectacular presentation. Decedent Brownies are topped with dark chocolate truffles with an assortment of toppings. Show your valentines you love them by not only making homemade truffles but using them to top a fudgy homemade brownie. A slice of this torte is sure to impress!
When it is chilly it is hard to beat a rich cup of hot chocolate. To take this hot chocolate over the top I added homemade raspberry swirl marshmallow. Top it off with a drizzle of more dark chocolate and maybe a little raspberry liquor and this hot chocolate is sure to warm you up!
Have you heard of Blonde Chocolate? Run, don't walk and buy some! Better yet, make some and use it in this Caramelized White Chocolate Mousse. Caramelized White Chocolate is like butterscotch's chic older sister. If you like toffee, buttery shortbread notes this ones for you. I used this delicious caramelized gold in a decadent mousse for two (two generous portions).
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