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Valentine’s Slumber

Give it a rest, Romeo. Take a jolly break, Juliet. There’s no need to be continually lip-locked, hands in back pockets, overly snuggled up in a manner that would embarrass Don Juan. Take a breather, at least long enough to knock back a glass of this sleepy number, but together with genuine, dry, frizzante Lambrusco from Italy (don’t get suckered into the still variety, or–gasp–the American variety) and some other choice players. Even if you only stop the amore long enough to take a sip or three, at least you’ll be able to get back at it in a more fortified manner.
  Peach slices 4
  Freshly squeezed lemon juice 1⁄2 Ounce
  Ice cubes 4
  Calvados 3 Ounce
  Apricot brandy 1 1⁄2 Ounce
  Orange bitters 4 Dash
  Lambrusco 3 1⁄2 Ounce, chilled

Place the peach slices and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or leftover arrow from Cupid’s quiver, muddle well.

Fill the shaker halfway full with ice cubes. Add the Calvados, apricot brandy, and orange bitters. Shake well.

Strain the mixture into two flutes. Fill each glass with Lambrusco. Serve immediately.

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Wine And Drink
Cocktail, Alcohol

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Valentine’s Slumber Recipe