17 days from now, you will have the privilege of concocting this dazzling martini for the one you love. Even if it is a first, or second date, and it's not exactly love yet, you can at least fall in love with this cocktail found on Martha Stewart, online.
1/2 cup Raspberries
1/2 oz. Mint syrup
1 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Cranberry juice
In a shaker, add raspberries that have been pre-crushed (not destroyed), with syrup, vodka, ice and cranberry juice. Shake very well. Shake again just to make sure everything is well combined (and your fingers are near frostbite). Double strain into a martini glass that's been rimmed in finely shredded flecks of chocolate.