Whether you are cooking up a candle-light dinner or dining out at a romantic hotspot, here are a few cocktail recipes to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Every Kiss Begins with… Champagne
- 1 oz Aperol
- 3/4 oz gin
- 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
- Dash of good grenadine (optional, and use a good one like Stirrings)
Shake the first three ingredients over ice. Pour into champagne flute. Top with prosecco, and grenadine if desired. Garnish with a lemon twist.
- 2 oz Pama (pomegranate liqueur)
- 3/4 oz triple sec
- splash vodka
- 1 barspoon (~1 tsp) fresh lemon juice
Shake the first four ingredients over ice. Pour into a cocktail glass. Top with prosecco and garnish with an orange twist.
Note: The combination of the triple sec and Pama add sweetness to this concoction, but not it’s not as sweet as we thought it would be. If you like drinks to be really sweet, add a little more Pama.
For any of the ladies looking to impress their man this Valentine’s Day, try this rye whiskey recipe for a smooth-drinking and easy-to-make cocktail.
Adapted from The PDT Cocktail Book…
- 2 oz rye whiskey (Ryan & Wood is a nice one)
- 3/4 oz dry vermouth
- 3/4 oz Campari
Combine all ingredients over ice and stir. Strain into a rocks glass.
Note: If you don’t have these ingredients on hand, they won’t go to waste if you want to include them as part of your V-Day gift to your man.
Do you have a special Valentine’s Day drink?