Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes to Love
Holidays are a great time to practice your mixology skills and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you are enjoying a drink to wind down after a busy day, having cocktails with your galentines, entertaining family or crafting a drink for that special someone, here’s seven recipes using top spirits that are sure to impress. Check them out and cheers to Valentine’s Day!
-2 oz Dirty Devil Vodka
-2 oz Espresso
-1 oz White chocolate liqueur
-1 oz Coffee liqueur
-1 oz Simple syrup
-Espresso beans for garnish and chocolate covered strawberry on the side.
Method: Add the vodka, espresso, white chocolate liqueur, coffee liqueur and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into pre chilled martini glasses. Garnish with three espresso beans and serve with a chocolate covered strawberry on the side.
Rhubarb & Ginger Martini
-2 oz Edinburgh Rhubarb and Ginger Gin
-1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
-Garnish: Lemon Twist
Method: Add ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 10-15 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Pomegranate Passion (by Tom Byrne Mixologist at the Hoxton Hotel)
-1 Oz Mezcal Campante
-1 Oz Fresh Lime Juice
-1 Oz Pomegranate Juice
-1 Oz Soda
-0.5 Oz Agave Syrup (If Needed For Sweetness)
Method: In a shaker, combine the Campante, lime juice, and pomegranate juice. shake well and serve in a glass with a couple of ice cubes. top up with a splash of soda and garnish with add a couple of pomegranate seeds and diced dragon fruit.
-1 oz. Beach Whiskey Bonfire Cinnamon
-1 oz. Apple Schnapps or Liqueur
-1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
-1 can Blue Moon Belgian White Beer, Method:
Method: Add all ingredients except beer to a cocktail shaker, shake and strain over ice. Top with Blue Moon and add apple slice garnish.
-2 oz Chambord
-2 oz Fords Gin
-2 oz Good-quality red wine
-1/4 oz Rose water
-2 whole Strawberries
-4 oz Ginger beer
Method: In a blender, place the Chambord, gin, red wine, strawberries, and rose water. Blend until the strawberries are completely pureed. Strain the mixture evenly into 2 wine glasses along with some ice. Top with a splash of ginger beer and garnish.
Dancing in Love
-1 1/2 oz Strawberry Infused El Bandido Yankee Blanco
-2 oz Rosé Prosecco
-2 oz Blood Orange Juice
-1/2 oz Rose Cordial
Method: Combine tequila, blood orange juice, and rose cordial in a mixing glass with ice. Stir quickly to chill then strain into a coupe glass. Too off with chilled rosé Prosecco. Garnish with blood orange slice.
-1.5 oz Broken Shed Vodka
-0.75 oz elderflower liqueur
-0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
-0.5 oz simple syrup
-1 dash orange bitters
-1 egg white
-Garnish: 1 freeze-dried strawberry
Method: In a shaker, muddle the strawberry. Add the remaining ingredients, dry shake, then shake again with ice. Double strain into a coupe. Top with a freeze-dried strawberry.
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