Sometimes you take the low-key, let's-sit-on-the-couch-and-watch-the-game approach to Valentine's Day. For that we suggest these beer-and-pretzels treats, made with a hearty American stout-infused chocolate, covered in milk chocolate and then rolled in crushed salted pretzels. Test them during the season's second most romantic holiday: Super Bowl Sunday.
Sweet, Sweet Booze
Valentine's Day for Booze Lovers
Valentine's Day and candy is a rock-solid combo—but one that's grown a little predictable. But introduce a little booze into the picture and suddenly: fireworks. Come to think of it, you always thought the Fourth of July was pretty sexy too...
The French have given us champagne. The Swiss, chocolate. So Teuscher brokered this power-sharing arrangement: champagne truffles, with a Dom Perignon-spiked ganache center covered by a creamy milk chocolate exterior. It's like a sexy Treaty of Versailles.
Absinthe Truffles From Vosges Haut-Chocolate
As part of their Valentine's-themed Sweet Coquette collection, Vosges offers eight kinds of truffles with aphrodisiac qualities—and that's not counting the French netting that's on the outside of the box. The absinthe version is made with dark chocolate, fennel, star anise and Pastis. Because it's not a party until the green fairy arrives.
Maybe you're romancing someone who has a taste for the hard stuff. Now's not the time for judging—it's the time for indulging. So these chocolate cups come filled with a booze-enhanced cream, using gin, vodka, tequila or bourbon. It's a veritable open bar of romance.
The Pomegranate Mojito Cupcake at More
Latin lovers are kind of cliché, but there's still something seductive when it comes to the way they drink. So this Pomegranate Mojito Cupcake offers a fresh take on the classic, made with pomegranate liqueur frosting and topped with a mint-flavored marshmallow. No muddling needed.