Newsflash: there’s a reason it’s now referred to as “Singles’ Awareness Day.” Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’m not sure if you know, but I have zero to negative interest in it. The last Valentine’s I actually remember involved breaking up on an airplane on the way back from Los Angeles. Needless to say, I don’t really have any vested interest in celebrating it this year either. Rather than sulk in dirty sweats (I don’t own any) and drown myself in a pool of tears, I’ve taken the initiative to use Valentine’s Day as a day to dedicate to my own health and well being. That would include having a cocktail. Preferably a cocktail that includes many things I like- chocolate, caramel, and bubbles. As mentioned, I have a bit of a reputation for falling asleep standing upright, so when I was asked to put together a cocktail for Bailey’s I knew it would need a healthy dose of caffeine. Below, get my recipe for the perfect Valentine’s Day drink, My Funny Valentine. A libation that is both delightful and weird… much like my ideal mate.
- 1 oz of Bailey’s Salted Caramel Irish Creme
- 1/2 oz of Ketel One
- 6 oz of coffee (chilled)
- 1 0z of soda water
- whipped cream
- a dusting of cacao powder
- Brew coffee and chill (both literally and metaphorically).
- Mix coffee, vodka, and Bailey’s Salted Caramel Irish Creme in a mug.
- Add soda water.
- Top with whipped cream.
- Dust with cacao powder.