2015 Recipe File: Valentine's Day Cocktails
Give your customers a little more than flimsy heart decorations this Valentine's Day. Here we’ve provided our list of festive handcrafted holiday cocktails that guests will fall deeply in love with!
Ultimate Cosmo Martini
1 1/2 oz. rokz cranberry infused vodka
Infuse your favorite vodka with rokz cran infusion. Rim a chilled glass with rokz cranberry sugar. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass.
St-Germain and Champagne
1 1/2 oz. St-Germain
Serve in a flute glass and garnish with a strawberry.
1 oz. Amarula Cream
Combine the pomegranate juice and Crème De Cacao and pour into a highball glass layered with pomegranate seeds at the bottom and fill three-quarters with ice. Mix the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker, blender or closed container with ice and strain into the highball glass. Add another layer of pomegranate seeds on top, along with shaved flakes of 70% dark chocolate.
1 1/2 oz. Partida Tequlia
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake rigorously. Strain into chilled Martini glass.
As If Cosmo
1 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
Empty contents of one packet of Crystal Light into a pitcher. Follow the packet directions and add cold water. Stir to dissolve to make the “drink mix”. In a highball glass, build cocktail over ice, squeeze a lime and stir.
1.5 oz. of Calvados Boulard V.S.O.P.
Add all ingredients to shaker filled with ice, shake well and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Hibiscus Key Lime Cocktail
1 1/2 oz. Ketel One Vodka
Build in a shaker and add ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with lime wheel or mint sprig.
Heat water and sugar in a small pot until sugar is melted. Remove from heat, add hibiscus and steep for 10 minutes. Remove hibiscus and cool.
1 3/4 oz. Partida Blanco Tequila
Shake all ingredients with ice except for the Champagne or sparkling wine. Strain over fresh ice into a highball glass and top with Champagne to finish.
Hot & Bothered
1 oz. Tropical green tea infused Pimms
Shake and serve in a cocktail glass. Add edible orchid garnish
Never Love a Wild Thing
1 oz. Clyde May’s Whiskey
Combine ingredients. Stir and serve in an old fashioned glass over ice.