Whether you’re planning an extravagant evening out, or cozy night in, kick off the evening with one of these enticing Valentine’s Day inspired options.
Cruzan® Valentine’s Sparkler:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute and stir twice. Garnish with an orange peel cut in the shape of a heart.
Mint Chocolate Black Barrel:
Directions: Lightly muddle 3 to 5 mint leaves in a shaker. Add remainder of ingredients into the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.
Knob Creek® Sour Ginger: (Created by Chef Mike Isabella)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add Ice and shake. Strain over ice in a rocks glass. Squeeze the lime wedge to disperse the candied ginger into the drink.
Directions: In a highball glass, combine the Hangar 1 Straight Vodka and pomegranate juice with the smaller amounts of the grilled lemon juice and and simple syrup, stirring well. Top with plenty of ice and sparkling water, adding more lemon or simple syrup if you feel the drink needs it. Garnish with pomegranate arils and a sprig of rosemary and serve.
Cupid’s Love Elixir:
Directions: In a bottom of a mixing glass muddle one strawberry into a purée. Add all ingredients except Mumm Napa Brut Rose. Add ice, cover and shake vigorously for 7 to 8 seconds. Pour Mumm Napa Brut Rose into a chilled cocktail-martini glass and pour the cocktail over it. Garnish with half a strawberry.
Pineapple of My Eye: (Created by NYC mixologist Ivy Mix)
Directions: Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Directions: Fill wine glass with chocolate liqueur and top with the Ayala Brut Nature.
Clara and the Prince:
Directions: Excluding the cider, combine all other ingredients in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously. Add cider to a serving glass with fresh ice. Pour and strain cocktail into glass. Garnish with a slice of dehydrated apple or an apple wedge.
Raspberry Peach Prosecco Punch: (Makes 10 servings)
Directions: Place frozen raspberries in a large glass pitcher or bowl. Top with the peach nectar and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Fill remainder of the pitcher with ice cubes. Stir and serve cold.
Directions: Muddle the lime quarters with the simple syrup. Add the tequila, orange liqueur and cranberry juice. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel.
Elyx Copper Rose:
Directions: Lightly muddle raspberries and add other ingredients. Shake and fine strain into a highball over cubed ice.
Any Which Way But Left: (Created by Matt Friedlander, Fools Gold)
Directions: Combine all ingredients together, stir & strain into rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with chocolate molé bitters and a grapefruit peel.
Killer in Red:
Directions: Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir with a bar spoon. Strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe. Finish with a drop of rose essential oil and serve.