Thursday, February 6, 2014

"Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker"

If you find it difficult to name your poison, either of the following recipes would be a wonderful addition to your Valentine's Day celebration. Why not try them both? They are festive and delicious and I know you will enjoy them. Here is how these appropriately pink treats are made.

Pink Peppermint Patties

2 cups confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil (do not use peppermint extract)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons evaporated milk + more as required
1 or 2 drops red food coloring
Chocolate Coating:
9 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon shortening

Get the complete recipe here...

Pink Martini

4 ounces good-quality gin
1 ounce guava nectar
1 ounce fresh orange juice
orange twist (for garnish)

Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Run the orange peel around the rim, twist it over the drink, and drop. Yield: 2 servings.

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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmm pink matini, now that sounds interesting :-)) Have a good day Diane

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Sorry that was supposed to be Martini, I pressed the publish too quickly!! Diane

Kim G. said...

Love good old sweet treat like this one!

bellini said...

A hard choice to be made Mary:D

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Love that apron! That pink martini looks so tempting. During the Christmas holiday I had a peppermint martini... it was so festive and beautiful... and quite tasty. Might have to give the mint and the martini a try! hee hee. blessings ~ tanna

Big Dude said...

I love the apron and choose option two.

David said...

Mary, Two of my better half's favorite things...mints and martinis! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

mia xara said...

Hi Mary,both the martini and the peppermint patties look quite tempting..Mmmm

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