Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Kiss to Build a Dream On.....

Red Stained Valentine
Blushing emotions reveal
Winter's gift to love

Love Potion 2.14 – yields approx. 31/2 cups

4 whole clove
2 tablespoons dried rose petals
2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
1-teaspoon whole fennel seed
1-inch slice fresh ginger root
2 cups blood orange juice (from approximately 6)
1/4-cup pomegranate syrup
1-cup vodka

Place the clove, rose petals, hibiscus, fennel seed and ginger root in a 2-quart saucepan and pour over the blood orange juice, pomegranate syrup, and 1-cup water. Over a medium low heat warm the mixture for 20 minutes covered with a tight fitting lid. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to steep for 15 minutes. Then pass the ingredients through a fine sieve. Cool the infused orange juice mixture completely.

Fill a martini shaker with ice and pour over 1 cup of the blood orange mixture and 1/4 cup of vodka. Place the lid on it and shake. Pour into martini glass and serve straight up.

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