Candy and Romance

Hey kids, this post is rated PG-13, though in a really tame way. Anywho, you’ve been warned.

Valentine’s Day is this Saturday, which is a big day for candy gift-giving. My boyfriend rightly believes that I have more than enough candy, so I’m just hoping for a back rub rather than any of these guys (I’ve had #3; nothing special taste-wise, though super impressive presentation). Besides, I love the day-after-Valentine’s-Day leftover candy sales, where I can pick out my own Valentine’s themed candy at half off. Hooray!

For those of you who prefer to dub Valentine’s Day “Singles’ Awareness Day,” take heart! According to the Chocolate Manufacturers Association, 70% of female survey respondents said they would rather have chocolate than sex.

And for everyone, here are a couple of romantically-named chocolate cocktail recipes:

Chocolate Coffee Kiss

  • 3/4 oz. coffee liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 splash Grand Marnier
  • 1 splash brown creme de cacao
  • 1 1/2 oz. chocolate syrup

Pour liqueurs and syrup with coffee and garnish with shaved chocolate.

Sexual Chocolate

  • 3 parts Bailey’s Irish cream
  • 3 parts Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • 3 parts dark creme de cacao
  • 1/2 part Chambord raspberry liqueur
  • 1 splash milk
  • 1 splash soda water

Shake and pour. (Rosa note – I don’t know how I feel about mixing a splash of milk and a splash of soda in the same cocktail. That sounds not so great…)