Drunken Strawberries

Who doesn’t enjoy a chocolate dipped strawberry?  And sure anyone can buy those, but why not spice it up for a little Valentine’s fun! Here is a quick and easy way to have a little fun with very little effort!

Supplies:photo 2 (18)

  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Your favorite dipping chocolate (Chocolate chips, candy melts or Dolci frutta)
  • Bottle of Vodka (I have tried whipped cream and chocolate flavored vodka as the flavors take a little out of the alcohol bite.)

 

Instructions:

  1. First, rinse and clean your strawberries. I leave the stems on for easier dipping and I like the splash of green with the rich red and chocolate color.
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  2. Place strawberries in an airtight container and fill with vodka until the strawberries are submerged.
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  3. Then place container in the fridge and let soak. I recommend letting soak for a full 24 hours but in a pinch you can certainly do less time.
  4. I then placed a large bowl underneath my strainer to catch my now strawberry infused leftover vodka for later use — wink, wink.
  5. Follow the directions on your chocolate melts of choice. Regardless of brand, I highly recommend patting dry your strawberries as the melted chocolate tends to clump when too moist.
  6. After dipping, let set on a piece of wax paper for easy pick-up. It only takes a minute or two. (Sure, some of you overachievers can decorate like cute little tuxedos or drizzle with red and white chocolate but it is a lot harder than it looks and they end up tasting the same!)photo 1 (19)
  7. I like to refrigerate mine until being ready to gift. Once ready, I packaged mine in these cute little festive take-out containers.
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  8. Sit back and enjoy the ooh’s and aah’s from your Valentine!

Music: Kings and Queens of the Underground by Billy Idol.

Drink: Vodka — duh! Someone has to sample to ensure they are tasty and strawberries count as fruit 😉

 

 

 

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