Guide to Pink Elephants Cockail Book with Valentine's Day recipeFebruary 14 has become a dreaded day for some due to the demands to go to extravagant lengths to demonstrate undying devotion.  Yet, Valentine’s Day is becoming more and more like the white elephant in the room.  The term White Elephant refers to a gift whose cost or upkeep exceeds its value.  Apply the term to Valentine’s Day and it becomes a real eye opener.  While there is indeed value in couples keeping romance alive, there is no need to keep that notion to one day.  Since the spirit of flirtation, love and hooking up whether it is short term or for the long haul is alive and well in singles and couples it makes sense to include all in the spirit of what Valentine’s Day. 

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1-1/2 ounce Amarula Cream

1 ounce Chocolate Liqueur

3 ounce Raspberry Puree

2 ounce Merlot

3 ounce Heavy Cream

2 teaspoon Sugar

Mint Sprig & Raspberry Garnish

Place Amarula Cream, chocolate liqueur, raspberry puree and Merlot in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake to chill.  Strain into a chilled martini glass.  In a separate shaker add cream and sugar.  Dry shake (no ice) vigorously.  Carefully layer cream on top of liquid in martini glass.  Garnish with fresh skewered raspberry and mint sprig. 

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