Can anything symbolize love more than roses and chocolate?! This luxurious and cozy drink will wrap you (and your lover) in a warm embrace.
A kiss of Rose opens the heart to a peaceful place. Cacao, Damiana and Ginger subtly get the juices flowing. Milky Oats and Kava Kava bring a sense of calm to be present in the moment. Vanilla is a provocatively stirring taste and scent.
Despite the name, this drink can be enjoyed any time you want to deepen love in your body and heart so delight in a cup whenever the mood strikes you.
In the Mood for the Love
4 tbsp Rose Petals
1 tbsp Damiana
1 tbsp Milky Oats
8 oz Milk of your choice
4 tbsp Cacao Powder or hot cocoa blend such as @equalexchange
2-4 tbsp Maple sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Bean powder
1/2 tsp Ginger powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Cardamom powder
4 tbsp Vanilla Vodka or real Vanilla Extract
2-4 droppers Kava Kava tincture
Simmer 12 oz of water in a pan
Add Rose, Damiana and Milky Oats, turn off heat and steep for 10 minutes
Strain herbs from the tea
Add tea back to the pan and milk and warm up
Whisk in Cacao, Maple Sugar, Vanilla Bean, Ginger, Salt and Cardamom.
Pour into two mugs
Add Vanilla Vodka and Kava Kava
Feel the peace and love
*As always you can omit any ingredient or adjust quantities based on your tastes or what you have on hand
*The flavors of Damiana and Ginger are more forward in this recipe. If you enjoy the taste of rose, add Rose Water by the tsp
*Add more Vanilla Vodka if you want the drink to be boozy!
*Herbs can be purchased at your local natural foods store or online @mountainroseherbs