We’ve all heard the saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and while it may sound trite, they may be right. Some of you probably already have plans to cook up something delicious for your mate, but before you start clanging around in the kitchen and setting off the fire alarm, why not try these easy, delicious and libido enhancing recipes?

Oysters with Frozen Champagne Mignonette

  • 24 fresh oysters
  • 1/4 cup shallots
  • 3/4 cup pickled ginger
  • 1/2 cup dry champagne
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives


  • In a food processor, combine shallots, ginger, champagne, sugar, pepper, and vinegar. Puree on medium-high for one minute. Pour mixture into a pie plate and freeze for several hours.
  • Clean and shuck the oysters, then place them on a serving platter. Just before serving, remove champagne mignonette from freezer and scrape one teaspoonful onto each oyster. Sprinkle each oyster with chopped chives and serve immediately.

Why this will put you in the mood:

Zinc.  Healthy levels of zinc are linked to the production of testosterone in both men and women and that means a higher libido for both of you.  Not to mention oysters are very phallic (use your imagination).

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • 6 ounces Dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons Half and half cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon Unsalted butter
  • 20 Large strawberries or 30 medium strawberries.


  • In a one-quart glass bowl combine chocolate and cream. Heat in microwave oven on high 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Add butter and stir until melted.
  • Dip each strawberry into the chocolate mixture allowing the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. If necessary, add additional cream to the chocolate to achieve desired coating consistency. Transfer the coated strawberry to a baking sheet lined with foil or waxed paper and repeat process.
  • Allow the chocolate to cool and then chill the strawberries until chocolate is set, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Why this will put you in the mood:

Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, which is great for flushing toxins from your system (keeping your beautiful) and they are also great for keeping his “swimmers” healthy.  The color red is also scientifically proven to stoke the fire.

Tryptophan and Phenylethylamine are natural feel good chemicals.  Luckily, both are found in dark chocolate.

Spicy Chocolate Martini

  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 3 ounces Baileys
  • 2 ounce Kailua
  • 2 dried chili peppers, crushed (we used chili de arbol)
  • Ice

Mixing Directions:

  • In a glass, soak dried peppers in the vanilla vodka for 30-60 minutes. The longer you soak, the spicier you get.
  • Place all ingredients into a martini shaker and shake.
  • Strain mixture into chilled martini glass (you don’t want the seeds)
  • Garnish with extra chili peppers!

Why this will put you in the mood:

Well, you already know what chocolate can do for you, but did you know that chili peppers are chock full of a chemical called capsaicin?  Capsaicin aids in the release of endorphins which gives you the feeling of euphoria.

Dig in!