Valentine's Day 2011 - Cocktails

 

It’s time for romance and sensual cocktails

Valentine's Clink 2011
Box of Chocolates (left) and Apple of my Eye at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
 

By Aurora Rodriguez

It’s the time for romance, and what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail that seduces your senses? The Fontainebleau offers two limited-edition drinks known as the vanilla-tinged Apple of my Eye and the sweet Box of Chocolates, only served on Valentine’s Day week and prepared by on-property spirits guru, Cynthia Harshaw

Christine Lees at the Village of Gulfstream Park is also offering a tangy X-Rated Fusion Liqueur sip at their bar known simply as XOXO. Stop by with your sweetie at these spots or enjoy these sips at home.

APPLE OF MY EYE

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Add 1.5 ounces of Stolichnaya Vanila               
  • Add .75 punces of Boulard Calvados apple brandy     
  • Add .25 ounces of Monin Green Apple syrup               
  • Add .25 ounces of  Canton Ginger      
  • Add .25 ounces of Rock Candy Syrup               
  • Squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon        
  • Shake to mix     
  • Strain mix into cocktail glass       
  • Garnish with apple slice 

               

BOX OF CHOCOLATES

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Add 1 ounce of Van Gogh Dutch chocolate vodka    
  • Add .5 ounces of Van Gogh Vanilla vodka      
  • Add .5 ounces of Godiva Milk chocolate         
  • Add .5 ounces of Godiva Original Dark chocolate        
  • Add .5 ounces of Marie Brizard Dark cacao    
  • Cap and shake to mix    
  • Strain mix into cocktail glass       
  • Garnish with a whole chocolate strawberry

XOXO

  • Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice
  • Add 1.5 ounces of SKYY Infusions Passion Fruit
  • Add 1 ounce of X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • Add 1 ounce of Passion Fruit Puree
  • Add a splash of sour
  • Strain and serve in a martini glass

F.Y.I.
Cocktails are $16 at Bleau Bar at the Fontainebleau lobby Valentine’s Day week, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140 , (305) 538-2000. The XOXO is around $14 at Christine Lees at Village of Gulfstream Park, 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL (954) 457-6255.

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