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Love Potion #9 Cocktail

Valentine’s Day is Five Days away.  Are you tired of waiting patiently for cupid to show up and shoot his arrow?  Well, as the lyrics to song Love Potion #9 says


 I took my troubles down to Madame Rue
You know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth
She’s got a pad down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine
Sellin’ little bottles of Love Potion Number Nine

I told her that I was a flop with chics
I’ve been this way since 1956
She looked at my palm and she made a magic sign
She said “What you need is Love Potion Number Nine”

She bent down and turned around and gave me a wink
She said “I’m gonna make it up right here in the sink”
It smelled like turpentine, it looked like Indian ink
I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink

I didn’t know if it was day or night
I started kissin’ everything in sight
But when I kissed a cop down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine
He broke my little bottle of Love Potion Number Nine


Love Potion#9 cocktail for Valentine's Day

I am not guaranteeing that this cocktail is a love potion, cause it sure didn’t smell like turpentine or look like Indian ink (whatever that is?) and I can assure you I did not have to hold my nose while I drank it.  Nope this is a sweet-tart little drink, that may work on that certain somebody that maybe needs a little nudge…. or shove.  So mix it and serve it up this Valentine’s Day and give it a shot. (get it… shot… you know like cupid… you know it’s funny!)   Keep me posted on the results….

Potion #9 Cocktail for Valentine's Day

Love Potion #9 for Valentine's Day
Love Potion #9 was performed by the The Clovers in 1964

Love Potion #9 Cocktail

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 1/2 ounces Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps
  • 3 ounces Pink Grapefruit juice
  • 1 Strawberry


  • In a martini shaker filled with ice add Vodka, Peach Schnapps, and Grapefruit Juice. Shake and pour into martini glass. Add 1/2 strawberry to rim of martini glass


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    Robert Prinzing

    Too funny, you are showing your age, or I’m showing mine. Indian ink is what comes in the ink bottle that you dip an old fountain pen into. Love your site.

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