There's no guarantee that this cocktail is a love potion of any kind and it's probably not Madame Ruth's magic shot. However, I can guarantee that it looks nothing like Indian ink nor does it smell like turpentine.
One of the nice things about this love potion cocktail is that it has just 1 1/2 ounces of liquor, so it is a gentle, low-proof drink that is delicious. There are a few ways that you can adapt it to make it your own as well.
Find more tips below the recipe.
- Pour the ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a chilled margarita glass.
- Garnish with a strawberry.
More Tips for Making a Love Potion #9
If the mix is too thick, add a little milk until the drink is the consistency you like. If it is too thin, add either ice or ice cream.
The recipe recommends white creme de cacao because the drink will retain the pink colors from the strawberries. There are many other chocolate liqueurs available, but you should be aware that the darker ones will make the blend look muddy. This is not a bad thing, necessarily, because one of the best versions I've had of the Love Potion #9 was made with Godiva liqueur and the rich chocolate made up for the color. Godiva also makes a white chocolate liqueur.
While clear vodka is good in this cocktail, I have found that either the strawberry or vanilla vodkas are better. Both flavored vodkas are readily available on the market and either is an easy infusion to do at home as well. You will just need to allow 3-5 days for to make the infusions.