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Sensual Cocktails

Bitter Crush

Bitter Crush

This time of year, whether it is for Valentine’s Day or just a cozy snuggle session in front of a warm fire with your honey, a good seductive cocktail can really set the mood.  It’s difficult to choose what a “sexy” cocktail would be since we all have an affection for different flavors.  So, I am choosing a few of my favs that I feel fit well into the sensual niche.

Pop on over to Epicurious and be delighted in all you find there.  Seriously, it is an amazing site, you will find something about everything and if you are anything like me, set a time limit so that you will be able to move on to other things today.

Bitter Crush


  • Crushed Ice
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) Aperol
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) white rum
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Garnish: 1 (1 1/2 inch long) lemon twist

Fill an 8 to 10 ounce highball glass with crushed ice.  Stir together Aperol, rum, lemon juice and bitters in a small glass measuring cup.  Add sugar to taste, stirring until sugar is dissolved then pour over ice.

This next one is Cherub’s Cup ~ It is gorgeous and both sweet and dry.

  • 1 part St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 2 parts vodka, citrus vodka or Hendricks Gin
  • 3/4 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 shot simple syrup
  • 1 part muddled strawberry
  • top with Brut Rose’ Sparkling Wine
  • strawberry for garnish
  1. Shake and strain over fresh rocks in a collins glass
  2. Top with Brut rose or Brut Champagne
  3. Garnish with a strawberry

What drew me in to this cocktail at first light was the color. A gorgeous cocktail, easy and sensual.

Emeril Lagasse Kir Royale

  • 12 ounces Champagne
  • 2 splashes creme de cassis

Divide the Champagne evenly between 2 flutes.  Slowly add the creme de cassis so that it settles at the bottom of each glass and serve immediately.

I have a fondness for whiskey and cherries so why not mix the two ~ my fav here on the list The Tennessee Cherry Cocktail

  • 6 fresh or frozen dark sweet cherries, pitted, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry infused whiskey or whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa or chocolate coffee syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a 10-12 ounce old fashioned glass, muddle cherries, whiskey, syrup and vanilla with a fork.  Add ice.

As always, I encourage you to poke and prod around on the sites at the links provided.  You will find many other recipes, tips, tricks and cocktails that will want to bookmark for another day.   Come on over and see me on Facebook ~

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  1. I always love your cocktail posts!

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