As we kick off the romantic weekend, here's a brief but heartfelt toast from me to you: May your Valentine's Day be wonderful and may you feel the love of good friends and family all year long. :)
For anyone who knows me or has visited my blog at all in the past year, you know I'm a big coffee fan. Well, I got ahold of a great new Starbucks VIA™ Ready Brew recipe and it's on my list of fun things to try out this weekend (along with NovelWhore's Hot Toddy). It's called "The VIAtini" (!!!) and I can't wait to taste it! Being that my characters in Friday Mornings at Nine are not only avid coffee drinkers but also go to a party where appletinis are all the rage...well, I know they'd love this recipe. I just wish I would've known about this drink combination sooner or I would've written it into the story!!
So, to share the Starbucks love, here's the delicious concoction below, along with a link for more VIA™ cocktails, should you wish to experiment, too!
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1 1/2 ounces Starbucks VIA™ (prepared, cold)
3/4 ounce Amaretto
1/2 ounce Irish cream
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake well and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Enjoy, my friends, and Happy Hearts Day!!
p.s. Anyone else watching the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics tonight?? Can't wait for the figure skating to start this week...