Delicious dessert cocktail made with bourbon, Kahlua, Port wine and heavy cream. Simple creamy cocktail with spicy touch from rum . I like to make cocktails at home. This Valentine’s day I decided to enjoy this Valentino delight cocktail with my date (hubby). A rum cocktail is a cocktail that contains light or dark rum. While rum is a very popular base and featured in countless cocktail recipes, a few stand out from the crowd. Most of rum based cocktail are fruit-based ones. However, this one is different from others that is why fell in love with Valentino delight cocktail which is a mix of Bourbon, Kahlua, Port wine and heavy cream.
This recipe is delicious, creamy and tempting. It’s a fabulous cocktail to mix up for special occasions, to serve with dessert at a dinner party or enjoy anytime you simply feel like indulging your sweet tooth.
What is Rum-based Cocktail?
During the 16th and 17th centuries, sugarcane farmers were producing a lot of molasses. At the time, it wasn’t considered as proper food, so it was given to slaves or dumped in the ocean. Luckily, someone realized that it could be fermented and distilled. As a result, Rum was born. Rum is thought to have originated in the Caribbean islands and was initially mixed with water as the Rum was typically bottled at very high proof. Rum was then mixed with coconut water to soften the spirit with the further adornment of fresh lime juice. Thus, simple cocktail is born.
Rum based cocktail is usually made with dark and light rum. Rum is deliciously sweet, lightly spiced, and generally pretty affordable. In fact, rum’s sweet and spicy balance makes it a perfect base for crafting cocktails. Usually famous cocktails are mainly fruit based such as Daiquiri, mule, Hurricane pina colada Mojito, Zombie, Mai Tai are a few.
I like fruit-based cocktails, I have few cocktails that used Rum, Bourbon, and Kahlua separately.
Bourbon is an iconic American whiskey, a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from 50% corn aged in new, charred oak barrels for at least two years.
Kahlua on the hand is a coffee-flavored liqueur from Mexico. The drink contains rum, sugar, vanilla bean, and coffee arabica.
Port Wine is Portuguese fortified wine produced with distilled grape spirits exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine.
How I made Valentino delight cocktail?
It is made with mixture of Bourbon, port wine, Kahlua and heavy cream. Light pinkish color as well as sweetness from port wine and Kahlua, whereas Bourbon adds spicy tough to it creaminess given by Heavy cream.
Valentino is iconic ladies’ man. The cocktail named after him is not only delicious but also gives you tasty dessert feeling. Since it is occasion of Valentine’s day, I decided to rim the glasses with Valentine sprinkles and serve. This cocktail is served chilled without adding ice.
Valentino delight cocktail
- 1 ½ oz. bourbon I used Jim Bean
- 1 oz. Taylor port the sweeter the better
- 1 oz. Kahlua
- 1 ½ oz. heavy cream
- Ground nutmeg
- Valentine sprinkles optional
- Rub the rim of Martini class with lime or lemon and roll it in sprinkles.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add liquids and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a large chilled martini glass. Gently sprinkle nutmeg on top.
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This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.