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VDAY BITES AND BOOZE

Okay, I obviously have food and booze on my mind 24/7 but thought I would put together some extra fun creations in honor of the week of love. Perfect for your Galentines virtual get together or date night at home!


Lot's of love,

Sam

ROSE DRUNKEN STRAWBERRIES


INGREDIENTS:

- Strawberries - wash and hull them before soaking in your wine

- Rose wine of choice - my pick? "La Vielle Ferm" you do not need an expensive wine for this recipe, use your favorite porch pounder rose. ;)

-Granulated Sugar


STEPS:

-Soak strawberries in a bowl with rose and refrigerate for at least 1 hour

-Drain and pat dry

-Roll in sugar

YUM!

PRETTY IN PINK MARTINI

INGREDIENTS

- 2 oz strawberry pink gin (Total Wine & More has "Beefeater")

- 1 oz London Dry Gin

- 2 tbs strawberry syrup

-Squeeze of lemon juice

-Splash of Berry La Croix


STEPS

- Put all ingredients except for the la Croix in a cocktail shaker with ice

-Shake shake shake

- Strain into a martini glass

- Squeeze a little lemon juice on top with a splash of La Croix

-Garnish with edible flowers and/or fresh strawberries

GIANT COOKIE SKILLET

INGREDIENTS

- 1 cup butter - room temperature

- 1/2 cup granulated sugar

- 1 cup packed light brown sugar

- 2 large eggs room temperature

- 2 tsp vanilla extract

- 2 tbsp milk

- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

- 1 tsp cornstarch

- 1 tsp baking soda

- 1/2 teaspoon table salt

- 1 cup chocolate chunks

- 1 cup festive sprinkles

- 2 tsp coarse sea salt

- Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for topping


STEPS

-Preheat oven to 325°F

- Lightly grease oven-safe, 10-12" cast iron skillet (oven safe)

- In mixer bowl with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until creamy

- Add in granulated sugar & brown sugar then beat on medium-high until light & fluffy

- Beat in eggs, vanilla & milk at high speed until well mixed

- Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed to be sure all is mixed in

- Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and table salt at low speed until combined

- Add 1/2 of the chocolate chunks and sprinkles, mix on low

- Transfer 1/2 the cookie dough into the prepared skillet & press down into an even layer

- Add sea salt

- Top with remaining dough, pressing down again & then with remaining sprinkles and chocolate chunks

- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned on the sides and lightly brown on top (I like my center nice and gooey)

- Allow the cookie to cool slightly in the pan on a wire rack before serving

- Serve with extra sea salt and sprinkles, oh and whipped cream or ice cream if desired!

MY FAVE WINES FOR GALENTINES AND VDAY


NV Masia Puigmolto Can Xa Brut Cava


Ponzi Vineyards Rose and Sparkling Rose


Gloria Ferrer Brut Rose


GURRIERI GRILLO DOC SICILIA 2017


DOMAINE ROGER NEVEU SANCERRE "COTE DES EMBOUFFANTS" 2019


PETIT PEROU BROUILLY PISSE-VIEILLES 2018


WEATHERBORNE WINE CO. PINOT NOIR SANTA RITA HILLS 2014


For more wine rec's, check out my latest Trader Joe's Wine Guide, and follow along on my IG, @samanthasommelier


xoxoxo

Sam

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