Source: Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House
Beverage Director Dave Mattern
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House
For Valentine’s Day, all Truluck’s locations nationwide are serving up the TruLuv cocktail created by Beverage Director Dave Mattern. The pink-hued drink, a blend of vodka, orgeat, strawberry-rhubarb syrup and Aperol, is served in a martini glass with a decadent garnish of chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Fresh whole strawberries
Dark chocolate chips
1½ oz. vodka
½ oz. almond orgeat syrup
½ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. Aperol
¼ oz. strawberry-rhubarb syrup
Sliced strawberries, cut into heart shapes
- Clean, dry and remove stems from strawberries. Place chocolate chips in metal bowl; place bowl over a pot of boiling water. Stir chocolate until melted.
- Dip strawberries halfway into chocolate, leaving the green leaves on top expose. Place on sheet of waxed paper to set. Hold in walk-in until ready to use.
- For each cocktail, combine vodka, orgeat, lime juice, Aperol and strawberry-rhubarb syrup. Shake well with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with three strawberry slices and one chocolate-covered strawberry.
Photograph courtesy of Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House