Chappy Hour: Broken Hearts Cocktail Red + Poems for Ingrid

Valentine’s Day may be over, but love still lingers with Don Brestler’s Poems for Ingrid (Bayeux Arts), a collection of love poems of the hard-to-move-on variety. Pair with our Broken Hearts Cocktail Red and a box of kleenex, just in case. Read on for the recipe and a sample from the collection. 


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The Cocktail

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What You Need:
  • 2.5 oz currant vodka or juice
  • 0.5 oz chocolate liqueur or chocolate-cherry soda
  • ice
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 orange segment
What to Do:
  1. Combine the sugar and cocoa powder in a shallow saucer.
  2. Rub the orange piece around the rim of a chilled cocktail glass and rim with cocoa powder.
  3. Stir together the currant and chocolate with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into glass.
Whether you say bah humbug to love or feel the fire of long-lost love, finish off that Broken Hearts Cocktail Red with the longer excerpt from Poems for Ingrid (clicking here begins a PDF download).  * * *For more Chappy Hour, click here.