The first question you might have about this Valentine’s Cocktail I made with DIY Cocktails is, where is the chocolate? After all, this isn’t your typical calorie-laden drink-your-dessert chocolate martini.
This cocktail uses chocolate vodka that, along with the fresh strawberry juice, fills your mouth with a sweetness that gets more appealing as you go on–a lot like love! (See what I did there?)
To make the strawberry juice, we ran the strawberries through a juicer. If you don’t have a juicer, you can make the juice by blending the strawberries and straining it to get out the seeds.
As for the chocolate vodka, I’m particularly impressed with 360 Vodka Double Chocolate, which uses natural ingredients to infuse the vodka with chocolate flavor. But any chocolate vodka will work.
The drink really does coat your mouth in chocolate-strawberry goodness that I found myself enjoying more and more as I drank it. It’s also light and balanced, which makes it the perfect romantic cocktail for Valentine’s Day.
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cocktail
1 1/2 ounce chocolate vodka
1/2 ounce cointreau or triple sec
2 ounces fresh strawberry juice (about 4-5 strawberries)
2 dashes bitters
Make the strawberry juice with a blender or a juicer. Put all the ingredients in the cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake the drink and strain into a cocktail glass. Happy Valentine’s Day!