Little Black Dress

Nothing goes better with a Little Black Dress than a night out on the town. Ok, maybe a pair of Kitten Heels or Stilettos. But I’m really talking cocktails here not attire. Pour yourself a Little Black Dress and the perfect date night or girl’s night will follow.

Little Black Dress Cocktail Recipe

Pour yourself a Little Black Dress and the perfect date night or girl’s night will follow. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Pour yourself a Little Black Dress and the perfect date night or girl’s night will follow. – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Little Black Dress – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1/2 ounce Beefeater Gin

1/2 ounce Heering Cherry Liqueur

1/2 ounce Kahlua Especial Liqueur

1/2 ounce Galliano L’Autentico

2 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters

Combine liquids in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into chilled martini glass.

Galliano contains 30 herbs, spices and extracts including Mediterranean anise, juniper, musk yarrow, star anise, lavender, peppermint, cinnamon and vanilla.

Little Black Dress Date Night Ideas

So what about that perfect date night? I’ve read articles about the best date night ideas of all time. One suggests exchanging date night with Saturday brunch. I get it. Sometimes Friday night babysitters are difficult to come by. But brunch in a button down sweater and tassel shoes sitting on a sunny outdoor patio screams mommy has the morning off. There are many day date ideas like running a marathon, mud run or color run together, taking a cooking class  or dance class together or packing a picnic and enjoying an afternoon in the park. But an evening at a swanky restaurant wearing a little black dress, high heel shoes with music in the background reminds us we’re still fun loving adults, not just parents.

Little Black Dress cocktail contains gin, Heering Cherry Liqueur, coffee liqueur, Galliano and chocolate bitters. – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Little Black Dress cocktail contains gin, Heering Cherry Liqueur, coffee liqueur, Galliano and chocolate bitters. – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Little Black Dress date night ideas might include:

Concert tickets. Concert tickets to the groovy group from way back when or the hot new band that makes us crank the music up a few notches while we’re stirring Wednesday night’s spaghetti sauce. Follow up with cocktails at a great bar before or afterward.

Wine or Cocktails and Dinner Pairing. Restaurants are changing up their cocktail menus all the time. To introduce patrons to the new menus they often host special dinner pairing events for a limited time for special pricing. Sign up! Go! Dress up. Wear that Little Black Dress. Knock that someone special’s socks off!

Night Clubbing. I don’t mean bachelorette style screaming, 80’s hair band disco ball partying. Look up the local cocktail and bar scene. There are great craft cocktail programs going on in locally owned specialty bars, neighborhood bars primarily known for beer and nationwide restaurant chains and hotel bars. Yes. I said “chain” restaurants and hotels serve great craft cocktails. So go “clubbing.” Make a list of several local bars to visit. Rent a limo, place a cab driver on speed dial or designate a driver for the evening. Visit four or five bars in an evening. Sample one drink {and one appetizer if there is one on the menu} and move on to the next venue. Don’t forget to wear your Little Black Dress. Dress for fabulous!

Add your comment: What is your perfect Little Black Dress date night idea?

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