Oh, Valentine’s Day. The day of lovers, the day of romance, the day of overpriced flowers and chocolates. It’s also perfect day to make a cocktail for your loved one to get the mood going. We’ve got just the recipe in mind.
Simple syrups are well, simple. For this flavor, slice up your strawberries, and add them to a pot with one cup sugar, one cup water and two tablespoons of chipotle pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15(ish) minutes. To get more chipotle flavor, let the syrup sit for an hour or so before straining and bottling.
There are really two ways to go about this. Personally, I find it much easier to get your egg white frothy using an immersion blender. If you’re lucky enough to own one, proceed as follows:
Combine the syrup, vodka, liqueur, lemon juice, bitters and egg white into a tall, cylindrical container. Mix with the immersion blender until the entire mixture is nice and frothy.
Freeze some fresh strawberries the day before to use in lieu of ice cubes.
Pro tip: Leave a short stem on your rose garnish and poke it into one of the strawberries to keep it from sinking.