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As I've been selecting books for my read-a-book, sip-a-cocktail series I found that quite a few are also movies. In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner is one of them. In the book Rose's sister Maggie is the ubiquitous reckless baby sister (played by Cameron Diaz in the movie). She also likes to drink and borrow Rose's beloved shoes. So in honor of this book (and the movie) I came up with the Rose Stiletto. It combines Tequila Rose (a strawberry and tequila cream liqueur), Agavero (a Damiana flower and tequila liqueur), and strawberry ice cream. Rosy, rich and oh so delicious, kind of like a spiked milkshake (I could definitely see Rose comforting herself with this drink). You definitely taste the Agavero, but the sweetness of the Tequila Rose is soothing, refreshing and creamy. It isn't too heavy or sickly sweet either. I also made a custom rose stiletto swizzle stick to dress up the drink. If you try this cocktail, let me know how it goes, because now that I think about it there are so many possibilities when it comes to these boozy malted drinks: Bailey's Irish Cream with some coffee ice cream, Kahlua with dulce de leche ice cream, Limoncello and orange sherbet, Chambord and chocolate ice cream, or just cognac with some vanilla ice cream. Yum-eeee! (And if you don't feel like making your own, you can head to Go Burger in New York or Los Angeles for one of their Spiked Milkshakes)
3 oz. Tequila Rose
2 oz. Agavero
3/4 to 1 Cup of strawberry ice cream (the more you add, the more likely you may need a straw)
How to: In a blender mix Tequila Rose, Agavero, and ice cream. Pour into your favorite cocktail glass.