While “flowers” and sweets are standard on Valentine’s Day, to really impress that special someone in your life, you’re going to need to think outside the proverbial chocolate box.
My partner’s #1 love language just so happens to be “Acts of Service,” so for bae, there’s nothing more impressive or romantic than mixing up a signature cocktail.
This Valentine’s Day, I’ve teamed up with LEVO to recreate one of the most iconic cocktails with a sensual twist: the Old Fashioned, fittingly garnished with homemade micro-dosed dark chocolate.
The Old Fashioned is a perfect canvas for experimentation and works surprisingly well with the slightly acrid flavors of cocoa and citrus essential oils.
And because you are simply shaving the chocolate on top of the drink, which will add just the right amount of chocolate essence, you won’t have to worry about any possible synergistic effects that can come when mixing alcohol and large doses of THC.
Chocolate Mandarin Old Fashioned Cocktail
- 2 oz of the whiskey of your choice
- 1 CBD soaked sugar cube (CBD is optional, of course)
- 2 dashes angostura bitters
- 2 dashes of mandarin bitters
- #LEVOmade dark chocolate (get the recipe here)
- Expressed mandarin peel
Add CBD sugar cube to your glass and dash Angostura and mandarin or orange bitters.
Add a large cube of clear ice (smaller cubes will overly dilute your drink).
Pour 2 oz of of your choice of whiskey and stir until thoroughly blended.
Express a mandarin peel and garnish with shaved cannabis-infused dark chocolate. Serve and enjoy!
Unlike other chocolate drinks, this concoction is not overly sweet; the biting notes from the chocolate bitters and the bright pops of citrus from the mandarin bitters balances perfectly with a nice barrel-aged whiskey.
In other words, it’s the perfect romantic concoction to impress bae.