It is that time of year again, Satan’s Birthday, or as we’ve been led to believe Valentine’s Day. I call it Valloween – a crappy holiday designed to make every feel bad in one way or another. Luckily, I’m an adult and I can respond to crappiness like an adult through judicious application of alcohol.
The following video is my Valloween gift to all of you, showing you how to make two very special Valloween cocktails.
One Night Stand
2 parts raspberry liqueur
1 part sweet vermouth
1 part vodka
garnished with a cherry
2 parts creme de cacao
1 part Red Stag bourbon (cherry flavored bourbon)
1/2 part vodka
1 teaspoon vanilla syrup
(or a 1/2 part of a vanilla vodka instead of these final two ingredients if you have it)
Now I’m told by many people more responsible than me that whenever I post a cocktail recipe on the blog, I really need to take a moment and remind people only drink if they are of the legal drinking age and to drink responsibly. Do I really need to say more than that?
Survive your Valloween, it is the least we can do and thank the powers that be it only comes around once a year. I may still be single on February 15th, others may still be in crappy relationships, but at least we won’t have to be reminded about it in every commercial and TV show.
Cheers! Slainte! Peace!