Friday, February 11, 2011

My Two (Valentine's) Cents

photo courtesy of le bernadin (thinking big this VD)

1: Whether you're coupled or singlish, take someone you love to lunch. Or make them take you. Go someplace fancy or at the very least delicious. Why botehr going to dinner since Valentine dinners are amateur hour. Just have a long lingering lunch and try not to leave until you have to or until the poor servers have to set up for the nightmare that will be February 14th dinner hour.
2: Make someone a valentine. Don't go out an buy a card, unless it's gorgeous like these. or these. Otherwise, make one. Draw a heart, cut it out and give it.

3: Flowers? Buy yourself some. Something romantic, like these would be nice.

4. On your way home , get some St-Germain, the insanely delicious liqueur that quite possibly was made by some kind of god. Get these ingredients while you're at it and make the most delicious heavenly cocktail you can even imagine. Or do the one with whiskey, the Paris Manhattan, which I find romantic too you know. I've been drinking these all week, just for practice and never during work.

The St. Germaine Cocktail:
1 1/2 parts St-Germain
2 parts Champagne (a rosé brut is more beautiful fo sho)
2 parts club soda or sparkling water
A twist.

Add the St-Germain last.

5. Then put on a little OK Computer and drift off into some kind of love induced haze. Seriously, you do not need a partner for any of this.


cindy* said...

st. germaine+champagne! you're a woman after my own heart...i actually have all of those ingredients on hand...may not wait until monday ;)

we usually have take-out on the couch for valentine's day...with candles and champagne for good measure.

erin said...

i like you. happy valentiny!

Tracey said...

Oh, Deb. This is so sweet.

Will you be my Valentine?

xo Tracey

Marie said...

Nice prescription. You know I've never had St Germaine?