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It doesn’t matter what your relationship status says on Facebook. It gets complicated on Valentine’s Day. So many unspoken hopes. Too many unmet expectations. I hope he brings home that bottle of wine I’ve been eying and the movie I never told him I wanted to see. Surely he can read my mind by now. Especially on Valentine’s Day.

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Despite its long standing place in our relationship, mind reading has never really worked for us. And articulating exactly what I want feels wrong and a little bit needy. So I’m adopting a new mantra for those high pressure days and keeping our relationship status set to happily married. “Three words for you. Treat. Yo. Self. ” —Parks and Recreation (Click link for video reference.)

Creamsicle Cocktail | @thefauxmartha

That bottle of wine. Treat yourself. Creamy pink cocktails. Treat yourself. Gold scissors from Target. Treat yourself. Crepe paper flower craft time. Treat yourself. Flowers and cocktails. Treat. Yo. Self.

Creamsicle Cocktail | @thefauxmartha

I’m going to treat myself to a creamsicle cocktail—naturally pink and dairy-free. The Seven Daughters Moscato wine brings the sweetness. A squeeze of blood orange brings the color. The coconut milk brings the creaminess without screaming coconut. A hit of orange liquor for flavor and vodka for zing. It’s as smooth as all your Valentine’s Day hopes and dreams.

Creamsicle Cocktail | @thefauxmartha

Make it. Shake it.

Happy Valentine’s Day friends! I hope you treat yourself.


Creamsicle Cocktail
Serves: ratio for 1 drink
 
Ingredients
  • 4 parts Seven Daughters Moscato
  • 2 parts lite coconut milk
  • 2 parts orange liquor (like Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
  • 1 part Vodka
  • 1 part blood orange juice
  • a couple ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake for about 20 seconds.
  2. Strain and pour in a glass.

Sources: Seven Daughters Wine  |  Crepe Paper Flower Tutorial (a loose adaptation)  |  Mason Shaker