Roses Are Red, Drinks Are What’s Up

Happy Valentine’s Day y’all! If this isn’t the perfect day for Thirsty Thursday then I don’t know what is! Whether you are celebrating love and mushy stuff with your significant other or treating it like Single’s Awareness Day, I know you are all thirsty for a little something. For those of you trying to set the mood, mix up this Sensual Strawberry Kiss cocktail! Feel free to add in “single and sexy” or something to the name if you are ignoring the holiday.

Strawberry Kiss Cocktail

1 ½ oz Absolut Vanilla Vodka
½ oz strawberry liqueur
Splash of CranPineapple juice

Combine all the above ingredients and top it off with some champagne. You can also garnish with some fresh strawberries. Use the extra berries to make some chocolate covered treats! If your boy toy doesn’t dig fruity drinks, see last week’s blog for a manly mixer!

To keep with the theme of this Hallmark holiday, make this adorable appetizer! Heart shaped Red Pepper Cheescuits (as in biscuits y’all).

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups Original Bisquick Mix
2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/3 cup water
¼ cup garlic and herbs spreadable cheese (from container)
½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Start off by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, stir in the Bisquick, oregano and water until mixed. Once the dough is made, roll it into a large rectangle about 13 X 10 inches and 1/8 inch thick. Mix together the finely chopped bell pepper and cheese and spread evenly over the dough. Now to start making the heart shape, carefully roll two sides of the dough until they meet in the center and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer for 10 – 15 minutes to firm. Transfer the dough to a cutting board and cut into ½ inch slices. Remove the parchment paper and spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray before adding the ½ inch slices to the sheet. Pinch the base of the heart to make the point and brush butter over it all. Nom! Bake 7 – 9 minutes or until golden. So cute!

Hope y’all love these V-Day treats! Light some candles, turn on a sappy movie, and down some cocktails. End the night with a bubble bath. Hey, it never hurt anyone Valentine’s or not! XOXO y’all.


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