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Six Delectable & Boozy Desserts to Try This Valentine’s Day

February 14 is a day filled with romance. Thanks to the ever so popular Rom-Coms, it seems like a Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without a bottle of red wine and a box of chocolates to say, “I love you.” Instead of taking the traditional route, spice up your Valentine’s Day by adding a new twist to your favorite delectable desserts: red wine. We’ve pulled together six recipes that will satisfy your chocolate cravings and add a little bit of romance to some classic dishes.

Red Wine Chocolate Shakes

There’s always been something romantic about splitting a milkshake with your sweetheart. Create a twist on the classic date dish by adding a half-cup of red wine with chocolate ice cream and syrup. This dessert only takes two minutes to make and is the perfect way to end your romantic evening.

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes With Red Wine Buttercream Frosting

It’s the standard cake mix recipe with a new type of frosting. You’ll need unsalted butter (softened), powered sugar, dry red wine (our 2014 Ringneck Red should do the trick), and granulated sugar. The end result will give you “velvety dark chocolate cupcakes topped with rich red wine infused butter cream.”

Red Wine Dark Chocolate Fondue

A chocolate fondue pot has romance written all over it. This fondue recipe is made with hints of raspberry jam, vanilla, and you guessed it, red wine. We recommend dipping strawberries, cheesecake bits, pretzels, or pound cake into this five-minute dessert.

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles

Since the truffles need to chill in the refrigerator for up to six hours, you’ll want to start a day or two early on this recipe. However, they only take 15 minutes to prep. It’s the standard steps of truffle making with one extra ingredient—red wine. You can pick your favorite red wine, but the sweeter the better. You can’t go wrong with our 2016 River Valley Red for this take on the traditional truffle.

Red Wine Brownies

Here’s another childhood favorite that goes great with a little added booze. Add ¼ cup of our 2016 River Valley Red to give your brownies a little Valentine’s Day edge. An extra bonus, this recipe serves 12, so you’ll have leftovers to enjoy after the holiday.

Wine Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries are another Valentine’s Day classic. This recipe has just one added step to give your strawberries a little added flavor. Before dipping them in chocolate, soak your strawberries in your favorite type of wine. Have a little extra Valentine’s Day fun by trying your strawberries with a variety of wines. We would recommend our 2016 Spring Mist, 2016 Edelweiss, or 2016 River Valley Red to start with.