Category Archives: Valentine’s & Lover’s Cocktails

Honeydew Me Daiquiri

Honeydew Me Daiquiri – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist 2 ounces Shellback Silver Rum 1 cup fresh Honeydew Melon – cut small chunks 1 ounce fresh Lime Juice 1-3/4 ounce Cream of Coconut 1 cup Crushed Ice Honeydew Slices Garnish

July 19 is National Daiquiri Day. Grab your Honey and get mixing!

The Honeydew Me Daiquiri gets its light green hue from fresh honeydew melon. That is exactly where it gets its fun name, too! The flavor is fresh and fantastically light. The Honeydew Me Daiquiri is ideal for spring and summer. Or put this drink on your “Honey do” list for Valentine’s Day. The light green color makes this a nice alternative cocktail choice for St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras and Easter. Another great day to keep this seasonally fresh cocktail in mind…

July 19 is National Daiquiri Day. Grab your Honey and get mixing!

Honeydew Me Daiquiri Recipe

Honeydew Me Daiquiri – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Shellback Silver Rum

1 cup fresh Honeydew Melon – cut small chunks

1 ounce fresh Lime Juice

1-3/4 ounce Cream of Coconut

1 cup Crushed Ice

Honeydew Slices Garnish

Place all ingredients except garnish in a blender. Blend at high speed until the mixture is completely smooth. This should take 30 to 60 seconds depending on the blender. Pour into a large goblet or decorative glass. Garnish with skewered honeydew slices.

This drink recipe was commissioned by representatives of Shellback Rum as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Shellback Rum on this site and at ShellbackRum.com and by following Shellback Rum on Facebook.

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Love Potion #10

Serve the Love Potion #10 top 10 cocktail this Valentine’s Day and score a perfect 10 with your date.

Serve the Love Potion #10 top 10 cocktail this Valentine’s Day and score a perfect 10 with your date.

Will your Valentine’s Day be filled with diamonds, pearls, roses, candlelit whirlpool tubs, a couple’s massage, Caribbean getaway, chocolate truffles, stylish perfume or frilly lingerie? Or were you thinking more along the lines of all the unmentionables far too racy to spell out here. Pause for a moment, close your eyes and envision exactly what you want for Valentine’s Day. Chances are you won’t find everything you are searching for here, but we can certainly toast to all your fantasies coming true.

Everyone wants to score a perfect 10 on Valentine’s Day. The Intoxicologist can’t dole out the perfect Valentine gift, but I can suggest a tasty top 10 cocktail for your Valentine’s Day lover’s rendezvous.

Love Potion #10 Drink Recipe

Serve the Love Potion #10 top 10 cocktail this Valentine’s Day and score a perfect 10 with your date.

Love Potion #10

Love Potion #10

2 ounces 10 Cane Rum

1/2 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

1/2 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice

1/4 ounce Maraschino Cherry Liqueur

Lemon Slice

Place liquids in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with lemon slice.

Just for fun…

Jack Sparrow loved women almost as much as he loved rum.  Possibly if he’d used the Love Potion #10 cocktail recipe he would have had better success.

Love Potion No. 9 by the Coasters, video from Pirates of the Caribbean, posted by BeachParrot08

Recipe provided by representatives of 10 Cane Rum (reprinted from 2009). Photography and commentary is my own.

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Be My Naughty Valentine

Forget the chocolates. Add a little fun to Valentine's Day by exchanging Naughty Valentine Cocktails

Forget the chocolates. Add a little fun to Valentine’s Day by exchanging Naughty Valentine Cocktails

Those of you who read here often already know Valentine’s Day is not my favorite holiday. It shouldn’t really be a once a year holiday in my opinion. It feels too manufactured. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if love, sex and romance were part of everyone’s every day rather than a circled date on the calendar? Don’t wait until February 14, an anniversary or your significant other’s birthday to turn up the heat. Get playful, be naughty and have fun starting right now!

Naughty Valentine Cocktail Recipes

Afternoon Delight - Naughty Valentine Cocktail 2 ounces Vanilla Vodka 1 ounce White Chocolate Liqueur 1 ounce Cointreau Maraschino Cherry Garnish Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

2 ounces Vanilla Vodka

1 ounce White Chocolate Liqueur

1 ounce Cointreau

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Climax

1/2 ounce Vodka

1/2 ounce Amaretto Liqueur

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

1/2 ounce White Crème de Cacao

1/2 ounce Crème de Banana

1 ounce Half & Half

Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Slippery Nipple Layered Naughty Valentine Shot

Slippery Nipple Layered Shot

Slippery Nipple

1/2 ounce Coffee Liqueur or Sambuca

1/2 ounce Irish Cream Liqueur

1/2 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps

Layer liqueurs and schnapps in shot glass in order given.

Leg Spreader

1-1/2 ounces Coconut Rum

1-1/2 ounces Melon Liqueur

6 ounces Pineapple Juice

1/2 ounce Sprite

Place ice in Hurricane glass. Add liqueur, rum and juice. Stir. Top with Sprite. Stir.

Purple Penis

2 ounces Vodka

1-1/2 ounce Blue Curacao

1-1/2 ounce Raspberry Liqueur

2 ounces Cranberry Juice

1 ounce Lemon Juice

1 ounce Simple Syrup

Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled Collins glass.

Bald Pussy

1/2 ounce Vodka

1/2 ounce Lime Vodka

3/4 ounce Melon Liqueur

3/4 ounce Blueberry Schnapps

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

1/4 ounce Lime Juice

1/4 ounce Sprite

Fill Collins glass with ice. Add ingredients in order given. Stir.

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P.S. I Love You Cocktail

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe is a decadently rich cocktail. It is a dessert lover’s dream come true. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe is a decadently rich cocktail. It is a dessert lover’s dream come true. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

This decadently rich and creamy cocktail is a dessert lover’s dream come true. P.S. I Love You is deeply warming with its combination Irish cream and nutty sweet flavor. Irish cream and amaretto flavors shine through as primary.

I found P.S. I Love you just a tad bit too sweet for my taste. Easing back on the sweetness factor could be an easy fix for those who still want to give it a whirl. Lower the Irish Cream and amaretto to 1/2 ounce each for a little less sweetness. Carolans Irish Cream could also be substituted for Bailey’s Irish Cream. Carolans is a little less sweet. I also find it to be a little less thick than Bailey’s. These minor tweaks could bring the P.S. I Love You cocktail into the “love you forever” range.

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe contains Irish Cream, Amaretto, Gold Rum, Coffee Liqueur and Heavy Whipping Cream with Grated Chocolate Garnish {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe contains Irish Cream, Amaretto, Gold Rum, Coffee Liqueur and Heavy Whipping Cream with Grated Chocolate Garnish {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

P.S. I Love You is an excellent creamy cocktail to serve for festive holiday gatherings, girls night out parties, as an after dinner dessert style cocktail or just make when you feel a little indulgent. Let’s not forget Valentine’s Day for obvious “I Love You” reasons.

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe is a decadently rich cocktail. It is a dessert lover’s dream come true. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

P.S. I Love You Cocktail

3/4 ounce Irish Cream

3/4 ounce Amaretto Liqueur

1/2 ounce Gold Rum

1/2 ounce Coffee Liqueur

3/4 ounce Heavy Whipping Cream

Grated Chocolate Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grated chocolate on top.

The P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe is deeply warming with its combination Irish cream and nutty sweet flavor. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

The P.S. I Love You Creamy Cocktail Recipe is deeply warming with its combination Irish cream and nutty sweet flavor. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

I used Bailey’s Irish Cream, DonQ Rum, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur and Hiland Dairy brands while sampling this cocktail recipe. Use the brands of your choice when duplicating this recipe at home. The recipe should taste similar, but not precisely the same due to variations in brand formulations.

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Southern Comfort Bold Black Cherry: SoCo Chocolate Covered Cherry Shot

Jack and Jill Shot 1 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

SoCo Chocolate Covered Cherry Shot

1-1/4 ounce Southern Comfort Bold Black Cherry

1/2 ounce Dark Crème de Cacao

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into shot glass.

Recipe provided by representatives of Brown-Forman / Southern Comfort

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