Monday, February 8, 2016

Treat your Valentine to a Chocolate Strawberry Margarita #ValentinesDay

Are you planning something super special for your love this Valentine's Day? Sauza Tequila suggests treating your sweetheart to a delicious homemade cocktail ~ the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Margarita! Whether it's a pre-dinner cocktail hour before your dinner reservation, or you're cooking a romantic meal at home, you'll both fall in love with Sauza's Chocolate Covered Strawberry Margarita.

Most of us have celebrated this love struck holiday at one time or another, but have you ever wondered how Valentine's Day began? Now, every February 14th, people all over the globe exchange candy, flowers, and gifts, all in the name of St. Valentine. There are many stories about this mysterious and popular saint and one suggests that St. Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help others but also that he was also the first one to send a "valentine" greeting to his love interest. By signing the letter "From your Valentine," the tradition began and is still an expression used today. The oldest known valentine was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, the Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was in prison. 

Another Valentine's Day theory is that this special day signifies the the beginning of birds' mating season and therefore should be a day of romance. Valentine's Day become really popular in the 17th century but by the middle of the 18th century it became very common to exchange small tokens of affections and handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace the written notes as the ready made cards were an easy way to express emotions and feelings. Today it is estimated that over one billion greeting cards are sent each Valentine's Day with women making the most purchases.

No matter how you celebrate Valentine's Day, the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Margarita is a perfect way to toast to someone special!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Margarita (serves 2)
  • 3 parts Sauza Silver Tequila
  • 1 part DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur
  • 2 parts Pucker Strawberry Schnapps
  • 6 parts sour mix
  • 2 chocolate covered strawberries
  • Chocolate shavings for rimming

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Serve in glasses rimmed with chocolate shavings and garnish each one with a chocolate covered strawberry. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Well this is a whole new way of receiving chocolate for Valentines Day. I like it! These are both very interesting origins that I haven't heard, thank you for sharing.


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