Welcome to another round of Party ready food and drinks at Words, Wit & Wisdom. Naomi is once again paying tribute to the holiday – this time it’s VALENTINE’S DAY. So settle back, reread your copy of Cupid’s Christmas (because it’s a love story that’s fun to read year-round) and enjoy Da’ LoveTini. For More of Naomi’s fun food and drink visit her at http://pubandgrubforum.blogspot,com

Da’Love-Tini on Mid-Week Mixers by Naomi Blackburn (Adapted from: Food.com)

DSCN0006[1]Hey…it wouldn’t be me if there wasn’t a libation  to my Valentine’s dinner and I came across a great one on Food.com. In  researching the drink, it looks like it originated from the restaurant, The  Melting Pot. The “Love” Martini has 3 ingredients to it and looks like a whole  lotta fun.

So, here we go:


1.5 oz Coconut Rum, such as Malibu
1 oz Peach Schnapps
2 oz Cranberry Juice
Red sugar rimmer (optional)

This is my super simple way to do rimmers. Have a sheet of waxed paper, aluminum foil, etc and tape it to theDSCN0004[1] table. Put your liquid in a plate and your rimmer directly onto the paper. Take your tini glass from the freezer and run the rim quickly in the liquid. Do the same thing with the rimmer and you have a professional looking rim. If you don’t intend on pouring the drinks right away, after you rim them, return them to the freezer. Coldness is the key to AWESOME  Tinis.  This works for ALL glasses.


1) Put ice in
metal shaker and place all ingredients in shaker. Shake for 60 seconds to get it
nice and chilled.

2) Pour into prepared, chilled glass.