Skip the Champagne: Serious Cocktails for Valentine’s Day
By Fabiana Santana
Seriously, how much champagne is a girl supposed to drink? Sure, bubbles are fun, but sometimes, it’s a real drink we want. Ditch the coupe this Valentine’s Day and indulge in a drink that is sure to create some sparks!
Courvoisier Rosé is a blend of cognac and premium French wine grapes. The flavor profile features notes of blackberry, black currant and a touch of cherry, complemented by vanilla, honey and vine-peach flavors. So, not only does it taste and smell delicious, it is ideal for mixing.
Created by Moses Laboy of Red Rooster in NYC
- Muddled pineapple and mint
- 2 parts Courvoisier Rosé
- ½ part French Dry Vermouth
- ½ part Fresh Lime Juice
- ¼ part simple syrup
- 3 splashes of Peychaud bitters
Muddle pineapple & mint in a cocktail shaker. Add the remaining ingredients, shake well and pour into a rocks glass.
Garnish with a fresh pineapple chunk.
Available at Millesime at The Carlton Hotel, NYC
- 1 part Courvoisier Rosé
- 1.5 parts Courvoisier VSOP
- .25 parts Agave nectar
- .5 parts Fresh lime juice
- Splash of Aromatic bitter
- Flamed orange peel garnish
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coup glass.
Garnish with a flamed orange peel.
Purity Vodka is not your run of the mill vodka. Hand-crafted at Ellinge Castle in Sweden, Purity is made with using a customized distillation process with a unique still made of copper and gold that helps the spirit retain the flavors of the wheat and barley. The heart of the vodka is distilled 34 times in a small-batch, craft distillation process, remaining unfiltered. Purity Vodka’s unique full-bodied flavor is a direct result of the organic wheat and grain and mineral-rich artisanal water from which it is made. This dedication to using quality ingredients is what distinguishes Purity from the competition, even making it the most award-winning vodka in the world.
- 2 oz Tangerine-infused Purity Vodka
- 1 oz fresh-squeezed tangerine juice
- .5 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
- .25 oz rose syrup*
- 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- 3 drops of rosewater
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a pink rose petal.
*To make rose syrup, boil water and remove from heat. Add one heaping tablespoon of dried rose petals for each quart of water boiled and let steep for five minutes. Strain rose petals from the water and mix with equal parts of sugar until dissolved.
Limoncello di Capri is a lemon liqueur with an incomparable flavor that is the result of its exclusive production process. Made with a single cold infusion of lemon peels purchased directly from Italian farmers and screened through an intensive selection process, Limoncello di Capri is produced without added colorings, stabilizers or aromas. Drink it chilled or mix it for a delicious Italian style cocktail.
Lemon Pop Cocktail Recipe
- Limoncello di Capri
- Fresh Lemons
- Simple Syrup
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Topped with Prosecco
- Garnish Lemon Twist
Combine Limoncello, lemons, syrup, and lime juice in a mixing glass and shake well. Pour into a flute or martini glass and top with Prosecco and lemon twist.
Tequila Partida is an authentic, estate-grown premium tequila, made from 100% blue agave in the heart of Mexico’s historic tequila region. Partida Añejo is aged 18 months in once-pass Jack Daniels American oak barrels and exhibits a depth of flavor that is clean and full bodied. It is an intense golden color with ochre and copper tones and should be savored slowly.
Created by Marita Leonard of Tequila Partida
- 1 ½ oz Partida Añejo Tequila
- ½ oz Creme de Cacao (white)
- 1 oz Amarula Cream
Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
CASCAL Fermented Soda in Ripe Rouge has notes of cherry, chocolate, and rose – perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Love Machine Cocktail Recipe
Start by muddling strawberries with a dash of strawberry liqueur in the bottom of mixing glass. Add vodka and ice and shake hard. Pour in the CASCAL, stir gently and then fine strain into a Cocktail glass. Garnish with a strawberry.
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