Not all of us like to go out on Valentine’s Day, it is the perfect excuse to cook something romantic at home. There's nothing better than whipping up some homemade parmesan pasta and a martini to show your lady some love.
Here is a recipe for a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that you can enjoy on a cozy night in with your significant other:
Strawberry Basil Martini:
2 oz vodka
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
3 fresh strawberries
2 basil leaves
Strawberry for garnish
Muddle the strawberries and basil leaves in a shaker.
Add the vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.
Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a strawberry and a basil leaf.
For food, here is a recipe for a simple and delicious pasta dish that is perfect for a cozy night in:
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta:
8 oz pasta (your choice)
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Parsley (for garnish)
Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
In a pan, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
Reduce the heat to low and add the heavy cream to the pan. Stir well and let the mixture simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Add the grated parmesan cheese to the pan and stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss to coat the pasta with the sauce.
Garnish with parsley and serve.
Enjoy your cozy night with your delicious food and cocktail!