Clink: Valentine's Day 2010

 

While dinner and roses are a great way to impress your valentine, it’s also suitable to say “I love you” with a cocktail.

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By Aurora Rodriguez

‘Tis the season for romance, and while dinner and roses are a great way to impress your valentine, it’s also suitable to say “I love you” with a cocktail. The two following cocktails from RA Sushi in South Miami and Morton’s restaurant in Fort Lauderdale will have you scrambling to make a reservation just to have a sip. From the chocolate drizzles in RA Sushi’s French Kiss, to the raspberry notes in Morton’s Raspberry Valentine, your date will positively melt after having her first taste.

French Kiss

Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice

Add ¾ ounces of Godiva White Chocolate liqueur

Add ¾ ounces of Godiva Dark Chocolate liqueur

Add ½ an ounce of Ketel One Vodka

Add ½ an ounce of Captain Morgan

Add ¾ ounces of Chambord

Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass drizzled with chocolate sauce

Garnish with a fresh strawberry

The French Kiss is $8 at RA Sushi South Miami, 5829 SW 73rd St. South Miami, FL; 305-341-0092.


Valentine Crush

Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice

Add 1 ounce of Absolut Citron

Add ¼ ounces of Grand Marnier

Add ½ an ounce of Raspberry puree

Shake

Pour into a chilled champagne flute

Top off with 3 ounces of Segura Vidas Sparkling Wine

The Raspberry Valentine is $13 at Morton’s the Steakhouse Fort Lauderdale, 500 East Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL; 954-467-9720.

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