With the cold weather motivating us to stay inside and stay warm, this is the perfect time to take advantage of spending some romantic moments with your partner. Why not set the mood even further by cooking and savoring some new aphrodisiac recipes? Below are five recipes for you to create and taste to help you get into a wonderfully romantic mood.
While many people consider wine to be an aphrodisiac, many don’t realize red wine has health benefits as well. Red wine contains resveratrol, which is beneficial to the body since it does boost circulation. What does that mean for you in the bedroom? Better chances for great orgasms! Here is a simple recipe for mulled wine to warm your souls.
- Your choice of red wine, I’d choose between a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 cloves
- 3 star anise
- Zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange
- ¼ cup of honey
- 2 nutmegs (cracked)
Place all your spices into a cheese cloth or a tea infuser (so you can easily discard it later). Combine all your ingredients into a large pot and heat it over medium-heat. Make sure you do not let it boil. This should take about ten minutes. Once it’s been heated, you can remove the spices to avoid oversaturation. Keep the wine warm with very low heat until you are ready to serve.
Caviar with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese
Caviar is filled with zinc which boosts testosterone and can help you get in the mood all night all. This food is versatile in how it’s used. You can top this on eggs or smoked salmon, like this recipe below.
- 1 packet of smoked salmon (or if you can get it fresh)
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
- 4 ounces caviar
- 1 English Cucumber sliced
This recipe is fairly easy. Slice the cucumber in discs (they should be about a quarter inch thick). Set them on a sheet. Spread the cream cheese on the slices. Layer the smoked salmon on top and follow by spooning small portions of caviar onto the smoked salmon. Chill until you are ready to serve.
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
Almonds have historically been a symbol of fertility and is believed to bring out the passion in women. Here is a quick but delicious recipe to get you feeling all sorts of nice.
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon cold water
- Almonds (about 4 cups)
- ¾ cup sugar (white)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
Set the oven to 120 degrees C to preheat. Grease a baking pan with cooking spray or cooking oil. Beat the egg white until frothy and stir in the almonds until they are coated. Remove almonds and from the egg white mixture to remove the excess egg white. Mix the dry ingredients and then combine into the same bowl as the almonds. Coat evenly and transfer the nuts to the baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour until golden. You should stir the nuts occasionally.
Figs and Prosciutto
Not only are figs delicious, but they were known for the aphrodisiac qualities by the Romans. Here is a quick but delicious recipe to whip up to set the mood.
- Whole figs cut in half (about 6 figs is enough for two people)
- Thinly slice prosciutto
- Balsamic glaze
Clean and cut the figs into halves. Cut the slices of prosciutto in half and wrap one of the halves around the figs. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze and then serve.
We hope these recipes will help set the romantic mood for you and your partner during those long winter nights!