For this week's 10-minute happy hour, I've found two opposites that most definitely attract. The bitter Campari and this sweet-black cherry and vanilla flavored vodka, turned out to be a dream team in the shaker. Invite some friends over tonight, pour up a few, and toast the week's end. Or file this one away for the perfect Valentine's Day cocktail. It's a sexy red sip perfect for any date night, especially Valentine's Day. Pour it alongside a heart-shaped box of chocolates, and you're guaranteed a very romantic happy hour in no time.
Opposites Attract Cocktail Recipe
2 ounces Black Cherry Vanilla Vodka, by Little Black Dress
1 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
Maraschino cherry for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine the Cherry Vanilla Vodka, the Campari and the sweet vermouth. Stir until well chilled.
Place a maraschino cherry into a chilled martini glass. Strain the cocktail into the martini glass and drink!
Maureen C. Petrosky writes what she knows, food, booze and parties. Author of The Wine Club, she appears regularly on The TODAY show to share her vices, and advice with the world. For more info check out www.maureenpetrosky.com or follow her on twitter @maureenpetrosky
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