Valentines day is around the corner, which means lots of pink, red, and flowers flooding our feeds! My husband and I actually have never celebrated the holiday, but we always make cocktails along with dinner together and make it some what of a romantic night (rather then getting take out and sitting on the couch, staring at our phones or laptops.) One concoction I, Ashley, will be making this year is a Blood Orange & Rose Creamsicle cocktails!
This is a grown up creamsicle, not only is it boozy, but it is comprised of great ingredients that keep it from being cloying. Vodka creates a neutral base that doesn’t compete with the Licor 43, a vanilla, citrusy herbal liqueur. Cream gives the cocktail a great texture and helps mellow out the booze, you almost can’t taste (dangerous?!)
If your are wanting a delicious drink to make for your V-day celebrations, this cocktail will woo you with it’s cream, sweet and citrusy flavors!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been using lots of blood oranges in my cocktails, I can’t help it! They are the prettiest color and have a slightly sweeter flavor then regular oranges. Lastly, I wanted to add in a floral component, which is unexpected in a creamsicle. It paired so well with the Licor 43 and besides, what’s Valentines days with out some roses?! Speaking of, look at that hot pink rose- how perfect is that color? I will definitely be hinting to the Mr. to pick me up a similar bouquet soon!
Blood Orange & Rose Creamsicle Cocktail (yields 2 drinks):
- 2 oz vodka (I used Belvedere)
- 2 1/2 oz Licor 43
- 2 oz organic cream
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 3 oz oz fresh blood orange juice
- 10 drops rose water
- Blood Orange slice, garnish
Make simple syrup. Add all ingredients aside from blood orange slice into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with blood orange slice.
Champagne is a great way to celebrate the day, but I like something a little more special and personal like making a custom drink together! Do you have any unique traditions for Valentines Day?