Episode 4

Published on:

14th Feb 2021

Valentine's Day

Roses are red, Violets are not blue. That's why it's called violet.

Join us this week as Caitlin walks us through the surprisingly unclear history of Saint Valentine's Day. Miracles, fertility festivals and Lesli Knope, this episode is deep and wide. Bring a drink, bring a friend ... no strings attached.

Drink of the episode:

Cupid's Arrow

  •  1.5 ounces vodka
  •  .75 oz blood orange liqueur
  •  1.5 ounces orange juice
  •  1 splash lemon juice
  •  5 chopped berries your choice but I recommend raspberries and strawberries
  •  1 teaspoon sugar or 1/2 packet of splenda
  •  1/2 can lemon lime soda like Sprite
  •  1 sprinkle chocolate shavings for garnish


  1. Combine vodka, liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar/splenda and shake vigorously.
  2. Wet and dip glass rim in pink or red sugar crystals.
  3. Fill glass with ice cubes.
  4. Pour shaken mixture over ice. Add sprite and stir to mix.
  5. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings.

More Resources:



https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/gory-origins-valentines-day-180968156/ (for photo of St Valentine skull in Rome)



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About the Podcast

Amateur Intellectuals
Comedy and Talk Show
Amateur Intellectuals is a podcast where two friends bring their curiosity and irreverent sense of humor as they explore a myriad of intellectual topics. Equipped with the fervor and qualifications non-experts, Master of Communication Caitlin and Bachelor of No Fine Art Kendall challenge their minds and livers as they laugh, learn, and libate with an on-theme cocktail.

Each Sunday, Caitlin and Kendall bring their thirst for knowledge (and alcohol) as they tackle new topics, share personal stories and laugh hard along the way - as only Amateur Intellectuals can.