5 Cocktails Inspired by 50 Shades of Grey

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The highly anticipated 50 Shades of Grey hits theaters this week, and fans are flocking to buy tickets. This year, Valentine’s Day is a whole lot more than a heart shaped box of chocolates and a prix-fixe dinner. With Ana and Christian steaming up the screen, audiences can create that sizzle home with these five aphrodisiac cocktails. Each drink highlights one aphrodisiac, and are named in honor of this weekend’s sure-to-be blockbuster movie.

Christian’s Chocolate Craving


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Aphrodisiac: Chocolate
Courtesy of Reyka Vodka

Ingreditents
2 oz. Reyka Vodka
4 oz. Chocolate Liqueur
Splash of Half and Half

Directions:Mix Reyka Vodka and chocolate liqueur. Add a splash of Half and Half and shake over ice. Add mixture into coup and add shaved chocolate.

Sweet Seduction


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Aphrodisiac: Honey
Courtesy of Maestro Dobel Tequila

Ingredients
2 oz. Maestro Dobel Tequila
1 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. Honey Syrup
Garnish with lime peel

Directions: Combine Maestro Dobel, lime juice and simple syrup over ice. Garnish with lime peel.

Love on Fire


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Aphrodisiac: Chile Peppers
Courtesy of Ancho Reyes

Ingredients
2 oz. Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
2 oz. Montelobos Mezcal
Garnish with a grapefruit peel

Directions: Shake Ancho Reyes and Montelobos mezcal with ice. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

Spicy Passion


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Aphrodisiac: Raspberries
Courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Ingredients
2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 part Cruzan® Passion Fruit Rum
2 parts fresh orange juice
Juice of ½ lime
1-3 dashes Tabasco® Sauce
Lemon wheel (for garnish)
Raspberries (for garnish)

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and berries.

The Red Room


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Aphrodisiac: Mint & Strawberries
Courtesy of Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs

Ingredients
4 oz. Tea & Honey Strawberry Acai Tea
1 oz. Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila
Altaneve Prosecco
Mint
Strawberries

Directions: Muddle mint and strawberries in a shaker. Add the Lipton Tea & Honey Iced Tea, tequila and ice in a shaker. Strain into a glass and top with Altaneve Prosecco and serve.

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