We couldn't let Valentine's Day slip by without providing a romance-themed cocktail recipe, so Becky Harlin of The Cookie Rookie was gracious enough to lend us a gorgeous little recipe just in time for February 14th.

The Love Potion Number 9 Triple Berry Pomegranate Martini is SO delicious. It’s sure to be one of your new favourite Valentine’s Day drinks! With a mix of Chambord (black raspberry liqueur), strawberry vodka, and pomegranate juice, not only does this sweet cocktail taste great, but it looks fabulous, too. Wow your loved ones or just entertain yourself this Valentine’s Day with the hottest or even coolest cocktail on the block!

The Love Potion #9 Martini is actually really easy to make. Here are the steps:

  1. Combine pomegranate juice, strawberry vodka, and Chambord in a cocktail shaker, and shake it all up.
  2. Place 1 small piece of dry ice (use tongs or another tool to do this) in the bottom of each glass.
  3. Pour the martini into the glass (directly over the dry ice).
  4. Garnish the glasses with the little strawberry hearts!

Now just sit back and enjoy the show! This really makes a statement and is so fun to watch. Be sure to wait a good 5-10 minutes before consuming the drink. The dry ice needs to dissolve completely.

The dry ice part...

"You CANNOT drink dry ice. Dry Ice is super simple to use in cocktails like this, but proper handling is VERY important. You do not want to actually swallow the dry ice, so you need to use really small chunks and make sure they’re at the bottom of your drink. Make sure they have fully dissolved before sipping. It takes about 5-10 minutes for a small piece to dissolve." Becky says.

Please do not drink the dry ice
These pomegranate martinis are safe to drink once the dry ice dissolves after a full 5-10 minutes. Once they dissolve, your Love Potion #9 will be oh so cold and fabulous! You can find lots of good tips on handling dry ice for cocktails HERE. Dry ice is an exciting addition, but please ensure that you handle it correctly.