• Jackie Brubaker

Valentines Day Special: Champagne Cocktail and Strawberry Shortcake Skewers

Valentines Day is almost here and for those of you who want to do something special for their special someone nothing could be easier than this 2 for 1 combo!

First you booze you love up with this easy and yet fancy champagne cocktail made with muddled raspberries, Chamboard and Amaretto liquors. Sweet and fizzy you'll have them eating out of the palm of your hand which is good because the strawberry skewers are next!

Then you assemble the skewers. Kids you literally don't have to make anything! You chop up some strawberries and some pre-made pound cake. The only thing you'll have to put your back into will be microwaving some chocolate to drizzle on your skewers. It's crazy how impressive these look and how fast they take to make.

My friend Matt came over to help me make these and while we couldn't stop laughing I assure you you'll be done WELL before we were! This is a quick and easy recipe made for the cooking challenged!

Watch the Reluctant Housewife episode here and grab the recipe below!


Reluctant Housewife

Champagne Cocktail

Brut Champagne or sparkling wine or rose

1 tbsp Amaretto

1 tbsp Chambord

Muddled raspberries

Muddle the raspberries by squishing them in a small dish. Or, if you're really in a hurry drop a couple in your champagne flutes.

Add your liquors first and then top off the rest with champagne. Done!

Strawberry Shortcake Skewers

BBQ wood skewers

1 cup each of white and semi-sweet chocolate chips

4 tbsp Coconut oil

Halved strawberries


Sarah Lee Pound Cake

Quarter 2 slices of pound cake. Alternating slide a quarter of pound cake, then strawberry, then raspberry and repeat until the skewer is full.

Put 2 tbsp coconut oil in 1 cup of white chocolate chips and do the same thing for the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Melt in the microwave for about 1:30 or until melted. Stir with a spoon to combine. Then using your spoon drizzle the chocolate over your skewers. Place in the fridge to harden up for about 5 minutes and serve whenever!

Happy Valentines Day kids!

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