The Soft Love cocktail has the somewhat unusual distinction of being served in a cordial glass. It’s not much bigger than a shot, and it’s not very strong.
And the flavors are all banana and berry – kind of like a Strawberry-Banana Starburst, but with more berry and, obviously, the alcohol kick. With all that sweetness and overwhelming fruit flavor, it makes a great dessert drink or aperitif. But it’s also creamy, thanks to a small portion of heavy whipping cream. It’s not enough to turn it into a milkshake, but it does add some nice texture and blend all the flavors together.
If you’re thinking about enjoying this one with food, it’s a little sweet for a full meal. But it’s great served with salty treats like pretzels or nuts, or creamy items that pair well with fruit. Think of a good triple cream brie cheese or a great plain cheesecake recipe.
After enjoying this drink, you should check out the Strawberry Patch, which features cherry vodka and whipping cream, but with mandarin juice and some other surprises. Or the Cherry Vodka Sour, which has that same great cherry taste along with sour notes instead of cream and bananas.
Soft Love Drink Recipe
- 3/4 ounce creme de bananes
- 3/4 ounce cherry vodka
- 3/4 ounce heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon grenadine
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and pour in all ingredients. Shake well and strain into a cordial glass.