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Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Most people have a favorite Valentine’s Day treat to indulge in. For some, it is the assorted heart shaped box of chocolates while others prefer the candied hearts with messages that say “hug me” or “I love you.”  Or for those who prefer a more decadent treat, only a chocolate covered strawberry will do. To many, the fresh taste of a juicy strawberry dipped in rich chocolate is enough feel like every day is Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry

3 Fresh strawberries capped and quartered
¼ ounce housemade vanilla syrup
1 dash of Fee Bros. Aztec Chocolate Bitters
Kahlua
Crème de Cacao
Heavy Cream

In a cocktail shaker, add the strawberries, vanilla syrup and bitters and fill with ice.  Shake hard to break up the strawberries.  Add a splash of cold water and stir.  Strain the liquid into a port glass, then, sink just enough Kahlua to the bottom of the glass to give a dark base.  Float Crème de Cacao on top of the cocktail, and then, using the back end of a spoon float a small amount of heavy cream on top.  Using a cocktail straw, gently stir to spread an even amount over the top of the cocktail.  

Graham Case, Bar Manager / Mixologist