Mexican Sweetie

Appears in the February 2019 issue.

Our friends at El Gran Agave in Lisle have given us a romantic twist on the traditional martini. Their creamy, boozy Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini recipe includes just three ingredients: strawberry liqueur, chocolate liqueur, and tequila. Um … yes, please.

To make this Valentine treat, combine 3 ounces Tequila Rose, 4 ounces Don Julio 70, and 4 ounces Godiva chocolate liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice. The romance begins when the cocktail is strained into a martini glass swirled with red chocolate syrup. The restaurant tells us this drink is best enjoyed with plenty of hugs and kisses.