Yes, Virginia, you can make a cocktail without bourbon. Just in case you need a little pre-Valentine cocktail that hints of that romantic favorite chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, I've got you covered.
I've kept the chocolate taste in this light, not heavy, since creme de cacao is so sweet. Even Venus would fall for a few a these. If you prefer a less sweet drink, choose a dry champagne to counter the syrup and cacao.
1 oz strawberry simple syrup
1/2 oz creme de cacao
4 - 6 oz Champagne
Garnish - fresh strawberry
Combine the strawberry simple syrup and creme de cacao in a mixing glass. Add ice, and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne. Garnish with fresh strawberry.
Heather Wibbels is a cocktail enthusiast who spends her time thinking about cocktails, researching cocktails and making cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location.