An Aromatic Valentine's Day Cocktail

Feb 10, 08:23 PM

by Katharine Koeppen, RA

Want to do something special with that Valentine's Day champagne or sparkling wine? Add 1/2 drop essential oil of rose otto, neroli or ylang ylang to a 750 ml bottle of bubbly. Let rest for a few moments before pouring. I guarantee that your beloved will be suitably impressed.

My favorite addition is neroli, and my dinner guests at a gathering last month described the libation as "divine" and "ethereal." You may bump up the glam factor by adding the same amount of essential oil to whipped cream in any accompanying dessert recipe.

This little trick can turn a mediocre sparkling wine into a stellar experience. Happy Valentine's Day!

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