Love Potion No. 9


Everyone will be crushing on this drink that's perfect for Valentine's Day.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 cocktail


Simple Strawberry Syrup:

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cups quartered fresh strawberries


  • coarse white decorating sugar

  • 1 fluid ounce vodka

  • ½ fluid ounce amaretto liqueur

  • ice

  • 2 fluid ounces Champagne, chilled

  • 3 tablespoons vanilla ice cream

  • 1 strawberry


  1. Stir together sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved. Add strawberries and bring to a boil; boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until consistency is syrupy, about 10 minutes.

  2. Strain liquid through a fine-mesh sieve into a resealable jar, pressing solids to extract liquid; chill.

  3. Dip a coupe glass rim into a shallow saucer of water. Spread decorating sugar on a separate small, shallow plate. Dip glass rim into sugar to coat.

  4. Pour vodka, amaretto, and 1/2 fluid ounce strawberry simple syrup into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Cover and shake until very cold. Strain into the prepared glass. Top with Champagne, then add ice cream. Garnish with strawberry.

Editor's Note:

Strawberry simple syrup recipe yields 1 cup, enough for 16 cocktails. Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of syrup. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1106 Calories
4g Fat
242g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 1106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 242g 88%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 229g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 206mg 1,030%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 649mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.