My Sweetheart Cocktail is the perfect cocktail for Valentine’s Day! So light and refreshing with freshly squeezed lemon juice, strawberries, Triple Sec and your favorite vodka, I prefer Hell’s Half Acre. This libation is a great way to toast the day dedicated to romance!
The Sweetheart Cocktail
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
4 fresh strawberries, chopped
1 cup ice cubes
1.5-ounces Hell’s Half Acre Vodka
.75-ounces Triple Sec
1.5 ounces fresh orange juice
Splash of lemon juice
6-ounces lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
Garnish with colored sugar, fresh lemon and fresh strawberry
Muddle strawberries and sugar in a cocktail shaker.
Add ice, vodka, triple sec, orange juice, and lemon juice. Shake.
Pour into a tall glass rimmed with sugar; top with Sprite, stir to mix. Garnish and serve immediately.
I used Sprite in this recipe but if you prefer less sugar use Topo Chico.
~I have a collection of colored sugars for a variety of recipes. I selected red, pink and white from Williams Sonoma.
~Sugar substitutes work great!
How to sugar the rim of your glass.
1 lemon wedge
Using a paring knife, cut a notch in the flesh of the lemon.
Run that notch around the rim of the glass until the glass is wet with the juice.
Place sugar on a flat plate.
Tip the glass, twisting around and in the sugar, making sure you are covering the rim of your glass.