The Curse of Aphrodite {a strawberry bourbon cocktail}

Who needs chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day when you can have this strawberry bourbon cocktail instead? Actually – scratch that. You should have both. It’s a day of indulgence and love so why not allow yourself some extra treats.

The Curse of Aphrodite - a strawberry bourbon cocktail with a hint of spice

So, the idea behind this strawberry bourbon cocktail is that it’s an aphrodisiac. Strawberries, honey and chilis are all supposed to be aphrodisiac foods for one reason or another. Bourbon might not be on that list, but it should be. So it’s in the drink.

strawberry bourbon cocktail

Since it’s a day for couples, the recipe serves 2. However, if your loved one doesn’t care for bourbon, just drink them both yourself. They can sip on wine instead. It will be okay.

The Curse of Aphrodite {a strawberry bourbon cocktail}
Serves: 2
  • 2 ounces bourbon (I used Bulleit bourbon)
  • 2 ounces Bärenjager honey liqueur
  • 4 organic strawberries for muddling plus 2 more for garnishing the drinks
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne powder
  1. Add strawberries to cocktail shaker and muddle.
  2. Pour in the bourbon, honey liqueur and cayenne powder and fill the shaker with ice.
  3. Shake and double strain into two chilled Nick & Nora glasses (or small cocktail glasses).
  4. Garnish each glass with an strawberry and enjoy!

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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