Elixir of Love

Star anise steeping in vodka (photo/Julianne Zaleta)

The cocktail genies over at Herbal Alchemy have been busy, coming up with a drink that epitomizes the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Presenting The Barry White, made with a jigger each of anise-flavored vodka and créme de cacao, shaken with a half ounce pomegranate juice and a touch of blood orange. It hits the spot  by bringing together notes of chocolate and pomegranate, touted for their powers as aphrodisiacs, spiced with a bit of anise (also thought to turn up the heat) and a spark of citrus. The alchemist does it with 4 drop of blood orange dilution, but in the rush of Valentine’s Day, perhaps a splash of juice would do.

Who loves you baby?

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