Thursday, February 12, 2015
Valentine's Day via matchmaker Amber Kelleher-Andrews & Ménage à TroisVodka
In addition to some specially created cocktails for the holiday, which are included below, Kelleher-Andrews (co-founder and CEO of Kelleher International, one of the largest matchmaking firms in the U.S., and matchmaker for NBC’s 2013 Ready for Love), has shared her top four ‘matchmaking’ tips for couples & singles that include that third ‘it’ factor, and the cocktail seems to always fit that bill. There’s a lot of pressure on this one day of the year, but her tips help in any predicament.
Tips from a Pro for Celebrating Valentine’s Day:
My idea of a perfect threesome? Your loved one, a cozy fire and a Ménage à Trois Vodka Citrus Caress.
Single on Valentine's Day and looking to mix things up? You and your BFF's already make for a rockin' party; simply shake up some dirty, spicy Ménage Martinis for that third ‘it’ factor.
Best way to usher in the weekend with someone new? Have an activity planned, but end the night date with a romantic touch and a Ménage à Trois Vodka cocktail.
Dirty, Spicy Ménage Martini
3 Parts Ménage à Trois Vodka
1 Part Spicy Chipotle Olive Juice
½ Part Dry Vermouth
3 Chipotle Olives
Add ice to a shaker, then Ménage à Trois Vodka and two dashes of vermouth and olive juice. Shake, and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives for the perfect Ménage à Trois Martini.
Citrus Caress: Created by Niccole Trzaska, The Liberty NYC
1 ½ Parts Ménage a Trois Citrus Vodka
.75 Parts White Cranberry Juice
.25 Parts Fresh Lime Juice
.25 Parts Simple Syrup
.25 Parts Elderflower Liquor
Combine all ingredients shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a skewer of frozen cranberries (or red berries).
Naked Embrace: Created by Niccole Trzaska, The Liberty NYC
1 ½ Parts Ménage a Trois Straight Vodka
¼ Part Fresh Lime Juice
1 ¼ Parts Lavender Tonic
Combine all ingredients over ice and stir; garnish with a lime wedge.
Velvet Glove: Created by Niccole Trzaska, The Liberty NYC
1 ½ Parts Ménage a Trois Berry Vodka
1 ½ Parts Carolans Cream Liqueur
Drizzle Pomegranate Juice
Combine all ingredients and shake with ice; pour into a snifter and garnish with shaved chocolate (optional).