- what better way to celebrate valentine's day with your special someone than making a toast with something pink and sweet?
this valentine's day, i would like to make a toast to A and all the lovers out there, whosoever you choose to spend this day with.
and here's hoping your heart is big enough to love everyone, because it is true the old addage - love is blind. love takes in no account of color, sex, creed, age, race, marital status, weight or salary. love is something that is completely absorbing and yet so giving that it gives you a reason to be. love is truly a gift that every being placed on this ball of life that we call planet earth should experience. so again, i raise my glass to all the loves in your life - whoever and whatever they may be.
flirty pomengranate & lychee martini
prep time: 5 min
2 oz grey goose vodka
4 oz lychee juice
1 oz cointreau
4-6 tbpsn grenadine or pomengranate juice
4 lychees, either fresh or canned (optional)
fill a cocktail shaker with strainer attached with crushed ice and shake everything together except the lychees. place the lychees in the glass and pour your baby a drink.
i would like to send this to lovely pooja of my creative ideas for the theme of the week, valentine's day, as well as to sra of when my soup came alive and to maheshwari of beyond the usual who are hosting this month's AFM-pomengranate.
Notes: grenadine is a pomengranate syrup that is used in many mixers, i bought mine readymade bottled, but you can also make your own by following this recipe from webtender . i didn't have a proper martini glass to serve this in, but can you see the luscious lychees on the bottom?
Listening to: "all that i am" by the absolutely delicious Joe, from his album All That I Am (1997) and of course the classic, "we're in this love together" by the ever fabulous, Al Jarreau, from his album, Breakin Away (1981).