Every parent dreams of being able to go out on Valentine’s Day to celebrate without their children, but sometimes that can’t happen. Maybe you don’t have someone to watch the kids or the one of the kids gets sick or money is tight…..
Whatever the reason is, it doesn’t mean that you still can’t have some adult fun. If you can, invite a couple of friends with children over to celebrate the night with you. If that’s not possible, then you can still use these ideas to have a lot of fun!
Valentine’s Day doesn’t always mean elaborate food and drink. You can incorporate some simple foods like pizza and wings with some of the fancier drinks and desserts.
When it comes to drinks, nothing beats Zodiac Cherry Vodka. It tastes amazing, very smooth. I know, you can’t serve this to your children, but I have the perfect drink for them as well! The adults can enjoy The Black Cherry 75. This drink is amazing you will really love it. The recipe is below, it is easy to make and this is going to become your new go-to cocktail. The children will enjoy their Valentine’s Day floats which is cherry 7 Up and vanilla ice cream with a red Twizzlers for the straw.
After dinner, the adults can sip their cocktails and have adult time while your children make their own heart shaped lollipops. For the heart shape lollipops, you will need lollipop sticks, small candy canes, some white melted chocolate and sprinkles. Melt the chocolate and use it to attach the end of the candy canes onto the top of the stick as well as the tops of the candy cane together so they look like a heart. Then lay them on a piece of wax paper. Fill the inside of the heart with the melted chocolate and add sprinkles. Let them harden and then remove them from the paper.
Hopefully these ideas will help you in having a fun adult Valentine’s Day with your spouse, even though the children are around. It might not be the night you initially envisioned, but the important thing is that you’re spending time together. That is the only thing that really matters!
Black Cherry 75
1.5 oz. Zodiac Black Cherry Vodka
1 oz. DeKuyper Raspberry Liqueur
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
1 each. Orange Wedge Half-Squeeze & Discard
—Shake and strain into Tulip glass
4 oz. Top with Prosecco
Garnish with a Lemon Twist
Zodiac Vodka is an all-natural, true craft spirit. It employs a Single Source Distillation® method, as the potatoes are regionally sourced and the entire distillation and bottling process occurs at the company’s Rigby, Idaho-based distillery. The water for Zodiac is drawn from the Snake River Aquifer which runs beneath the distillery. The product is produced using 4-column fractional distillation and is filtered using hand-cut Canadian Birch Charcoal. Zodiac is distilled once – by design, allowing the vodka to retain a naturally sweet, distinctive taste. Zodiac is produced from non-GMO ingredients and as a 100% potato vodka, is gluten-free.