The Love Bomb Is a Boozy, Chocolate-Covered Strawberry in a Glass

At Charlotte’s Billy Sunday, a decadent elixir takes note from a favorite Valentine’s Day treat

A circular glass cup with chocolate drizzle and strawberry juice inside. It has a striped blue and white straw

Photo: Annie Stevenson

Sweet pastel hearts, foil-wrapped kisses, and boxes of chocolate might be enough to charm your special someone, but a healthy glug of bourbon wouldn’t hurt. For Annie Stevenson of Charlotte’s Billy Sunday, the marriage of her favorite liquor and a chocolate, fruity dessert is a heavenly match. “When I think about flavors that are typically associated with Valentine’s Day, I immediately think of chocolate-covered strawberries,” she says. Her “Love Bomb” cocktail accordingly shakes up strawberry puree, lemon and orange juices, and simple syrup with bourbon and chocolate liqueur, resulting in a decadent, rose-colored potion. 

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  • The Love Bomb (Yield: 1 cocktail)

    • ¾ oz. lemon juice

    • ¾ oz. strawberry puree

    • ¾ oz. simple syrup

    • ½ oz. orange juice

    • 1 oz. chocolate liqueur (Stevenson suggests Arrow Creme De Cacao Brown or Godiva Chocolate Liqueur)

    • 1½ oz bourbon


  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin. Shake with ice.

  2. Drizzle chocolate syrup into your favorite cocktail glass and pour in the contents of the shaker. Garnish with a strawberry slice.