Valentine's Day 2011 – Cocktails

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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