Chocolate Truffle


As nice as it is that Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, it probably means there will be extra long waiting list at your favorite restaurant.  May be a good time to stay in for that romantic dinner.  With a little advance planning, you can pull this off with ease.


First chill a nice bottle of wine.  Pull out your favorite dishes.  Now plan a simple but delicious menu.  How about a nice shrimp cocktail for starters, followed by a simple salad and a really good steak?  Add a baked potato or a side of fresh pasta and I am pretty sure you will have a very impressed valentine.


The perfect ending to this romantic dinner for two is this delicious Chocolate Truffle cocktail.  Chocolate, raspberry lusciousness with a sweet cream top and fresh raspberries makes the perfect dessert.  Serve with a plate of chocolates, some fruit and a cup of coffee while you cuddle on the sofa to enjoy a classic romantic movie.

Chocolate Truffle Cocktail
  • 1½ ounces dark crème de cocoa
  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1½ ounce half & half
  1. Dip a cocktail glass in chocolate syrup and then into cocoa powder. Chill
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Add the crème de cocoa, raspberry liqueur, vanilla vodka and half & half. Shake until well chilled. Pour into prepared glass.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream and fresh raspberries if desired.


Isn’t this way better than standing in line for your restaurant reservation?