Posted on February 05, 2016
Valentine’s Day Cocktails Recipes
Whether it is your first Valentine’s Day with a new flame or the thirtieth time celebrating this holiday with your beloved partner, a special Valentine’s Day cocktail with your beau will set just the right tone. It really does not matter if you are trying to calm your nerves on a date with a new sweetheart, or just trying to grease the wheels. What remains true is that a great romantic cocktail will have you and your loved one feeling cheery and at ease - the perfect mood for Valentine’s Day.
2 oz. Dry vermouth
1 oz. Kirschwasser (cherry brandy)
1 tsp. Raspberry syrup
Brandied cherry for garnish
1.Combine the vermouth, Kirschwasser, and raspberry syrup in a mixing glass and fill the remaining room with ice.
2.Stir the mixture and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
3.Garnish with the brandied cherry.
2 oz. Gin
¾ oz. Sweet vermouth
¾ oz. Dubonnet red vermouth
¼ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
Apple slice for garnish
1.Combine the gin, sweet vermouth, Dubonnet red vermouth, and the Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur in a mixing glass and fill the remaining space with ice.
2.Stir the mixture and strain into a martini glass.
3.Garnish with the apple slice.
Between the Sheets
1 oz. Cognac
1 oz. Triple Sec
1 oz. Light rum
¼ oz. Fresh lemon juice
Orange peel for garnish
1.Add the cognac, triple sec, rum, and lemon juice to a shaker and fill the shaker with ice.
2.Shake the shaker vigorously and strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
3.Slip in an orange peel for garnish. Experiencing home bartenders can try to flame the orange peel over the glass instead, and then discard the peel.
1 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
2-3 oz. Pomegranate juice
2 oz. Brut champagne
1.Combine the gin and the pomegranate juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
2.Shake the shaker well, until it is chilled throughout.
3.Strain the mixture into a chilled flute or small coupe.
4.Top with champagne.
2 oz. Light tequila
½ oz. Fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. Granulated sugar
½ oz. Grand Marnier
1.Add the lemon juice and sugar to the shaker and stir together.
2.Add the tequila and Grand Marnier, and fill with ice.
3.Shake vigorously and strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
Top off with a splash of club soda.