February is the month of romance when love is celebrated. Part of the tradition is to give cards, flowers, jewelry, and chocolates. Couples traditionally will dine and treat their culinary palettes to savory and sweet delicacies. Why not add some unique and classic drinks to the menu? Below are some recipes that combine some traditional flavors with a modern twist, helping to celebrate the day of love—Valentine’s Day!

Frappe De Florentine

This frothy frappe has the classic taste of a traditional Italian dessert—tiramisu. It combines the rich flavors of custard, rum, and coffee that make this dessert a favorite, but adds the sweet freshness of strawberries.

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker in the order listed.
  2. Cap and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour into serving glass.
  4. Garnish.

Belgium Berry Shaker

The rich aroma of coffee is combined to perfection with the succulent, complex flavors of blackberry, making a refreshing, satisfying treat.

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients in shaker in the order listed.
  2. Cap and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour into serving glass.
  4. Garnish.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cocoa

By using the velvety richness of Monin’s Dark Chocolate Sauce and the sweet flavor of their strawberry sauce, this steamy drink combines a Valentine’s Day favorite into a creamy, dreamy beverage.

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients, except milk, in serving cup.
  2. Stir and set aside.
  3. Steam milk in pitcher.
  4. Pour steamed milk into serving cup, stirring gently.
  5. Garnish.

Each Recipe Yields: 16 oz. beverage