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.
Courtesy of Reyka Vodka
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.
Courtesy of Maestro Dobel Tequila
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.
Aphrodisiac: Chile Peppers
Courtesy of Ancho Reyes
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.
Courtesy of Sauza Tequila
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.
Aphrodisiac: Mint & Strawberries
Courtesy of Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs
4 oz. Tea & Honey Strawberry Acai Tea
1 oz. Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila
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.