We’ve got two days until Valentine’s Day. Much like last year, it appears most of the nation will be in a deep freeze, so here’s the best of the best recipes we’ve received (and we received a record number this year) to warm hearts and souls before you soldier forth to see Fifty Shades of Grey.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with an orange twist.
Botran Dark Secret
1.5 oz. Botran Solera 1893
1 oz. simple syrup
1 egg white
1 oz. Port
3 ice cubes
1 strawberry (for garnish)
Shake and strain over ice into a cocktail glass. Garnish with chocolate covered strawberry.
1.5 oz. Hennessy VS
.5 oz. Antica Formula sweet vermouth
.5 oz. Crème Yvette
Splash of simple syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Fee Brothers Aztec chocolate bitters
3 muddled Black Cherries
1/8th of a lemon
Fresh grated cinnamon
Cherry (for garnish)
Muddle cherries and lemon wedge in a shaker tin. Add all liquid to shaker with ice, shake until well chilled. Strain into glass with large ice cube. Grate cinnamon over the top and garnish with a cherry.
Combine all ingredients. Shake and strain over fresh ice into a collins glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with a mint leaf.
(Created by Gegam Kazarian)
1 ½ oz Molinari Sambuca Extra
3 oz Prosecco
5 white grapes
Muddle the fruit, add Molinari Sambuca Extra and put in shaker with ice. Strain two times and pour into a chalice. (Ed. Note: I do not own a chalice. I used a nice wine glass instead.)
2 parts Olmeca Altos Blanco
4 parts cranberry juice
1 part lime juice
½ part raspberry liqueur
½ part Agave syrup
Shake all ingredients. Strain into a glass. Garnish with lime.
Pretty in Pink
6 oz. Q Grapefruit
1.5 oz. vodka
.5 oz Campari
Slice of ruby pink grapefruit (for garnish)
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add vodka and then top with with Q Grapefruit. Stir gently and then drizzle on the Campari.
1 oz pomegranate juice
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz St. Germain
Shake and strain ingredients into a flute, top up with champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.
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