A Valentine’s Day cocktail made to taste like cherry cheesecake.
Oh, how I love cheesecake. It’s so decadent, so creamy…so filling. If only there were a way to consume it in liquid form. Oh wait, there is: Back in college, this was one of my favorite cocktails.
If I’m telling the whole truth, and nothing but the truth here, I actually first encountered this cocktail in shooter form. Whoopsy daisies. I know, I was a wild child. I liked it so much, I figured out a way to turn it into a full-fledged cocktail. I’d mix up a batch, and the gal pals and I would sip on these little beauties and gab the night away.
They had become a distant memory until I began brainstorming for a Valentine-y dessert cocktail to share on the blog. My beloved Cherry Cheesecake Sipper came back to mind, and boy-oh-boy, am I glad it did. It’s the perfect ending to any date night, but if you happen to be without a date this Valentine’s, I highly encourage you to gather up your gals, make up a batch of these festive lovelies, and gab the night away. Please, enjoy.
- 1 ounce Vanilla Vodka
- 1 ounce Butterscotch Liqueur
- 1/2 ounce Grenadine cherry syrup
- 3 ounces Pineapple Juice
- 2 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream
- Cherries for garnish if desired
Have ready either a rocks glass filled with ice or a chilled martini glass. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the vodka, liqueur, grenadine, pineapple juice and cream. Shake vigorously 30 seconds and pour into prepared glass. Alternatively, pour aforementioned ingredients into an empty rocks glass, stir and add ice. Serve and enjoy.