As I said on Tuesday. this is clearly food week. For those of you who swing by this page for DIY and home decor, have no fear, plenty of that is on the way. I’ve been at somewhat of a creative standstill (until today, my house has been a disaster), however food ideas are flowing freely. I think it may have something to do with my issues with emotional eating. Haha! Who knows. Anyway, moving on…

Sweetie Martini | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlink

Today I thought it would be fun to share a sweet and creamy cocktail for Valentine’s Day. It’s somewhat inspired by a cake batter martini, but kissed with color to make it perfectly appropriate for the upcoming holiday. Plus, I had these really cute heart sprinkles that I wanted to use on something.

Sweetie Martini | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlink


The result is this creamy, sweet, and soft martini, similar to a melted milkshake. I was having a hard time coming up with a name (because of my creative standstill) so I asked my BFF. Without hesitation, she said, “Sweetie Martini”. It was perfect! (Thanks, Krista.)

Sweetie Martini | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlink

And, on that note, let’s whip one up.

Sweetie Martini | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlink

Sweetie Martini

Here’s what you will need:

2 ounces vanilla vodka
2 ounces Godiva white chocolate liqueur
1 ounce amaretto liqueur
1/2 ounce grenadine
2 ounces half and half
Honey and sprinkles for garnish

Let’s get shaking.

Pour a small amount of honey onto one plate. On another plate, put some sprinkles. Coat the rim of a martini glass in the honey and then in the sprinkles. Set aside.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously. Strain into your rimmed martini glass.

Sip and enjoy!

Sweetie Martini | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlink

Delicious plus adorable equals the perfect cocktail to celebrate Valentine’s Day. What do you think?

Now for some of my favorite links.

Sweetie Martini | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlink

Cheers to this awesomeness:

First, I want to give a huge shout out to the fabulous Alison of The Alison Show. I finally got the chance to meet her in person a few weeks ago and she is just fabulous. Her energy and creativity is boundless. I’m just going to send you to her blog to peek around. (I’m loving her mini heart-shaped donuts.) Tell her I said hello!

Homemade potato chips baked with a hint of olive oil and Parmesean cheese served with a herb and garlic dip. Enough said.

Lately I’ve been a little obsessed with the color pink. Check out a few of my favorite accessories to put pizzazz into your space.

If a creamy cocktail isn’t your thing, I’m sharing recipe for a Red Berry KamiKaze over on BHG’s Delish Dish!

I’m currently reading Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed and I cannot recommend it enough.

For all my fellow cat lovers, check out this adorable print Nicole of Making it Lovely shared. So cute!

f you are fellow blogger or follow a lot of blogs, you’ll notice a slight shift in the winds lately. Ellie from Mint and Grace from Design*Sponge are two bloggers that have summed things up quite beautifully.

Whether you’re single or planning a romantic dinner for two, check out a few ideas (here and here) for a memorable Valentine’s Day.

Joy the Baker is making Double Chocolate Cake Donuts. Yes, please!

Have you ever heard of Rue Magazine? I was actually featured on their site a while back, however, I didn’t realize their awesomeness until recently. They publish a free online magazine quarterly, and I was really impressed by their latest issue. If you’re looking for decorating ideas and inspiration, you should check it out.

Fourteen things to stop stressing about.

Sweetie Martini | Inspired by Charm #drinksandlink

And that’s a wrap for this round of Drinks and Links. Have an amazing day!

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  • Meg at

    This is absolutely adorable — and I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks! Doesn’t hurt that pink is my favorite color. 😉 Looking forward to going through the links, too! I love Cheryl Strayed; Wild was amazing. I’ve had Tiny Beautiful Things on my wishlist for a while now!

  • Claire @ A Little Claireification at

    Haha “Plus, I had these really cute heart sprinkles…” They sure are cute and that looks delicious! Pinning of course. xo

  • Holly T. at

    Hey there IBC!
    Love this drink as I’m not a big fan of straight, hardcore martini’s yet love drinking pretty drinks and of course who doesn’t have “cute heart sprinkles” laying around the house that need to be used.
    One of my favorite things you do is share links! It’s like a friend saying “hey check this out” and the best thing is they are always great things I would never would have found on my own.

    BTW, I am leaving this because I read Grace’s State of a Blog and want you to know that even though
    I don’t always post a comment, I always appreciate all the hard and thoughtful work you put into making my day better because of IBC.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you commenting! Thanks so much Holly!! Have a great weekend!! 🙂

      xo Michael

  • shar at

    Oh, that’s a lovely drink!

  • April was in CT now CA at

    I rarely every drink, but I really, REALLY want one of those! It’s gorgeous! Great links, thanks for taking the time to put them together.

  • Rose Angel at

    So pretty and looks so good…must try!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      For sure! Enjoy.

      xo Michael

  • Srta.Mol at

    I love your blog¡¡¡¡ sorry dont´t speak english 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That’s okay! I appreciate you commenting. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Andie Conn at

    Hello Michael,
    I really want to make this drink this weekend. My local store doesn’t carry the Godiva white chocolate bit… any ideas on what I could use instead?

    Thank you,

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You should use any white chocolate liqueur, even creme de cacao. I assume they should have that.

      xo Michael

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