Ah, Valentine's Day...a time to celebrate love, romance and all things heart-shaped.

Or to suck down a few drinks because you're the only single one left in your crew. Either way, this cocktail's for you!

The Chocolate Caramel Kiss is sweet and strong enough to get the job done -- just like you, right?

Laurie Cataldo

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. caramel vodka
  • 1 oz. creme de cacao
  • .5 oz. chocolate liqueur (like Godiva)
  • 1 oz. cream
  • strawberry hearts (optional, to garnish)
  • chocolate shavings (optional, to garnish)

Rim a martini glass with chocolate or caramel syrup. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into the glass. Garnish with a strawberry heart or chocolate shavings.

Switch it up:

Serve on the rocks by simply pouring the contents of the shaker into a rocks glass.
Add extra caramel flavor by subbing the plain vodka for an extra oz. of caramel vodka. (Flavored vodkas tend to make drinks weaker and sweeter.)

*Please drink responsibly*

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