#FridayCocktail – Vanilla Aphrodisiac

By / Wine + Drinks / January 24th, 2014 / 2

I love the way vanilla makes me feel. I am transported to a place of peace and relaxation whenever I catch the soft, sensual scent of vanilla in the air. It is believed that vanilla is a natural aphrodisiac, capable of setting the mood for a romantic Friday night “in”. Light a fire, a few vanilla-scented candles and snuggle up with your special someone with cocktail in hand.



2 ½ ounces of vodka

¼ tsp of vanilla extract

Or 2 ½ ounces of vanilla-flavoured vodka

½ ounce Grand Marnier

½ ounce simple syrup

Vanilla pods, split lengthways, for garnish




In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add vanilla vodka (or vodka & vanilla extract), Grand Marnier and simple syrup.

Shake well and pour into martini glass (cocktail glass).

Add vanilla bean for garnish and an extra punch of vanilla flavour.


Shannon is an urban soul living (and loving) a small-town, country life. Short term goals include always keeping her wine glass, and outlook on life, half-full. Long term goal…taking her three boys on a 6 month south Pacific adventure. We’ll keep you updated.

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