The Sweetest Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

Have you ever heard someone say of dessert: “That’s too rich!”? I just do not understand how anything could be too rich or too sweet! Then again, there are people who like to eat a full serving of vegetables every day.🤷🏻‍♀️ There is much I do not understand … anyway, I have yet to meet an indulgent dessert I did not like. And that goes for sweets that are best served once they’ve been poured through a cocktail shaker. This Valentine’s Day, I am sharing my favorite sweetest cocktails. Enjoy with someone you love!

Godiva Chocolate Martini

My husband and I “accidentally” discovered the Godiva Chocolate Martini at a Hibachi Grill in East Texas. This drink is the epitome of dessert in a glass! I’ve asked for it on my birthday instead of birthday cake! We were thrilled when restaurants began letting us order drinks “to go” during the Pandemic … this became our signature drink for 2020. The Godiva Chocolate Martini will certainly end your day on a sweet note!

Godiva Chocolate Martini

  • 1 1/2 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounce Creme de Cacao
  • 1 ounce Vodka
  • 2 ounce half & half milk
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • ice

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker combine ice, Godiva chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, vodka, and half & half. Shake well.
  3. Drizzle Hershey’s syrup around the inside of an empty martini glass and leave a dollop at the bottom of the glass.
  4. Strain mix into chilled martini glass.
Red Velvet Cake Cocktail

My best friend and I ordered the Red Velvet Cake Martini at a favorite local restaurant. We were absolutely amazed at how this drink tasted just as if we were eating red velvet cake! So delicious in fact, we licked the icing off the martini rim! Don’t mind us, just two gals from Texas … living in Louisiana … thoroughly enjoying every last drop. We set about to find a copycat recipe and this one takes the cake, literally.

Red Velvet Cake Martini

  • 3 shots 4.5 ounce Whipped Cream Vodka
  • 1 shot 1.5 ounce Creme de Cacao
  • 1 Tbsp. Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 4 shots of whole milk
  • cream cheese icing
  • ice
  • recipe makes 2 servings

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare cocktail glasses by dipping rims in cream cheese icing.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Strain into martini glass.
The Ultimate Raspberry Beret

This last cocktail has become one of my favorites! My husband, bff and I embellished the original Raspberry Beret recipe to make it even sweeter. We added the white chocolate liqueur and raspberry syrup to give it the ultimate dessert-in-a-martini-glass taste. And it’s so pretty! I am sure this will become the “Kosmer Cocktail of 2022!

The (Ultimate) Raspberry Beret

  • 1 ounce Vodka
  • 1.5 ounce Chambord
  • 1 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • Splash of grenadine
  • whipped cream
  • raspberry syrup
  • red sugar sprinkles
  • ice

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Dip a martini glass in Chambord and then rim with red sugar sprinkles.
  2. Blend vodka, Chambord, Bailey’s, and Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, and a splash of grenadine into a martini shaker.
  3. Strain into a martini glass and top with whipped cream. Drizzle raspberry syrup on top and add red sugar sprinkles.
  4. Dance to “Raspberry Beret” by Prince. (Totally optional but highly recommended)!

Indulge this Valentine’s Day with these sweeter than sweet cocktails and please share with us your favorite!

Amanda Kosmer
Amanda grew up in East Texas with the last name of “Thibodeaux”. As a child, she found her last name was very odd and even more peculiar to pronounce! She and her husband are recent transplants to Youngsville where they are raising their two energetic boys. Amanda is a girly girl who loves all things feminine: the sparkle of new earrings; the glamour of a perfectly red lipstick. She has proclaimed to be many things: an old soul born in the wrong era, a land-locked mermaid, and a bull in a china shop. A booklover since she can remember, Amanda indulges herself in the smell of freshly printed pages and can’t stand the stench of an old book… she wonders “who else has touched that book and what images did they conjure up as they read the very same tale?” This thing is for certain, however, Amanda is a mother who believes in the power of Faith, dreams, and imagination. One of Amanda’s most favorite quotes by Erin Hanson gives wings to her dreams: “What if I fall? Oh, but darling, what if you fly?”

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