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Love Potion No. 9

Love Potion No. 9 Cocktail
Love Potion No. 9 Cocktail

By Vinita Dee

On a street lined with whispers of love and echoes of magic, there’s a story that dances through time, a melody of love’s mysterious alchemy. It’s a tune that lingers in our memories, a song of a potion crafted in the hidden corners of lore. Down at Madame Rue’s, where dreams weave into reality, a legendary brew was born: a potion known only as Number Nine.

Madame Rue, with her gypsy charm and a smile that sparkled with a gold-capped jewel, dwelled in a quaint pad on Thirty-Fourth and Vine. Madame Rue’s was the go-to for every Romeo and Juliet who couldn’t get their act together since the days of ‘56. “Love’s a battlefield, darling,” she’d say, stirring a concoction that smelled like rebellion and tasted like a risk.

One sip? You’d forget if it was daylight or moonshine lighting up your misadventures. You’d be out there, kissing life in the fast lane, spinning on a dime, until, whoops – that one time you smooched a cop and your potion bottle shattered, spilling your heart out right there on the pavement.

You’re not in Madame Rue’s mystical kitchen, but hey, who says we can’t stir up a little trouble for Valentine’s Day with Love Potion #9 Cocktail – a modern twist on an old classic, with enough sass to make Cupid blush.

Grab your blender, and let’s cause a stir. Start with strawberries, as scandalously red as a lover’s lips, and ice, cold as your ex’s heart. Toss in a scoop of vanilla ice cream – because, sweetheart, you deserve some sweetness in your life. Now, the vodka: clear as your intentions or flavored like your wildest fantasies. Add a dash of white crème de cacao, because what’s a love potion without a little mystery?

Blend it up, pour it out, and garnish with a strawberry, because let’s face it, you’re classy like that. It’s pink, it’s potent, and it’s got a kick that says, “I’m here for a good time, not a long time.” Share it with someone special, or heck, savor it solo because self-love is the real MVP.

So, here’s to Love Potion Number Nine, the drink that’s a wink to the past and a toast to the now. Whether you’re kissing strangers or toasting to forever, remember: love’s a cocktail – sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, but always worth the hangover.

Cheers, darlings. Let the love (and liquor) flow.


  • 1/2 cup ice

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream

  • 1 ounce vodka (unflavored, strawberry, or vanilla)

  • 1/2 ounce white crème de cacao liqueur

  • Strawberry, for garnish


  • Gather the ingredients.

  • In a blender, add the ice, strawberries, vanilla ice cream, vodka, and crème de cacao.

  • Blend until smooth.

  • Pour into a chilled margarita glass.

  • Garnish with a strawberry. Serve and enjoy.


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