Valentine’s Day Cocktails & Cake Balls

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and here are some delicious recipes to help you celebrate with that special someone!  From light cocktails to indulgent cake balls, check out the brand new recipes below.  Let me know if you need anything else, such as product and high res images.  Thank you!

“Love Machine”
CASCAL Fermented Soda
in Ripe Rouge has notes of cherry, chocolate, and rose – perfect for Valentine’s Day!

1 1/4 oz vodka
3 fresh strawberries or 1 oz of strawberry liqueur
2 oz CASCAL Ripe Rouge
Garnish with strawberry

Start by muddling strawberries with a dash of strawberry liqueur in the bottom of mixing glass
Add vodka and ice and shake hard
Pour in the CASCAL, stir gently and then fine strain into a Cocktail glass
This is a light a fruity cocktail with nice depth in finish

“illy issimo with Love”
illy issimo Caffe
is a perfect no sugar, lactose-free, low calorie coffee drink for the conscious lover!

Red dyed sugar
1 can illy issimo Caffe
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz Kahlua Coffee Flavored Liqueur
Whipped Cream/Cherries for garnish
1 Tbs Cocoa Powder

Dip edges of martini glass in water, coating evenly on each side
Place red sugar onto plate and dip the rim of the glass into the sugar mixture to coat
Let glass dry
Mix all liquid ingredients in shaker with ice
Strain contents into sugared martini glass
Add cocoa powder to sifter and hold over glass, sift lightly on top
Apply whipped cream as desired, top with cherry
Served chilled with the one you love

Valentine’s Day Cake Balls from illy issimo
illy issimo Mochaccino
is the Italian espresso-style coffee drink made with lowfat milk and Domori™ Cocoa, the same cocoa in eight-time Golden Chocolate Award winning DOMORI™ Chocolate, for an indulgent escape.

1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix + necessary ingredients (eggs/oil)
1 can illy issimo Mochaccino
1 can cream cheese icing
1 bag white chocolate chips
1 bag dark chocolate chips
Sprinkles for decorating
Red food coloring for white chocolate

Bake cake as directed, substituting can of Mochaccino plus 1/4 c milk for water
Crumble cake into bowl while still warm, add cream cheese icing and stir until fully mixed
Roll dough into balls and place on parchment paper, freeze for 1–2 hours
Remove dough, begin melting chocolate
Melt chocolate for 45 seconds to 1 minute, being very careful to not over heat chocolate as it will lose consistency
Using candy sticks or fork, dip each ball into chocolate and place back onto parchment
Repeat process, adding sprinkles/decorations as you go
Place cake balls on candy sticks (if you desire) or arrange on a plate