If you’re like me, Valentine’s Day isn’t a BIG deal at our house. I enjoy celebrating the day but we scale it down a bit. I feel like staying at home is sometimes the better choice rather than fighting the crowds and paying lots of money for a meal that is less than mediocre. If anything, we like to celebrate at home with a few cocktails to get the night started.
- 1 oz (25ml) Hendrick’s Gin (Hendrick’s is infused with rose petals – what could be more romantic than that?)
- 4-6 fresh raspberries
- 1 oz (25ml) lychee juice
- 1Ž2 oz (15ml) organic raspberry
- Rose cordial champagne
How-to: Shake it all (with love!) and double strain into a flute. Top up with champagne, and garnish with a raspberry.
Blushing Rosemary Margarita
- 2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- 3Ž4 part agave nectar
- 4 watermelon chunks
- 1 rosemary sprig
- 2 dashes Fee Brothers Lemon Bitters (optional)
How-to: In a cocktail shaker, muddle fruit and herbs. Add remaining ingredients. Shake and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and lemon wheel.
- 2 oz. Lillet Rosé
- 4 oz. Perrier Jouët Champagne Brut
- Grapefruit bitters
- Orange twist
How-to: Add four dashes of grapefruit bitters to champagne flute. Add Lillet Rosé and top with champagne. Garnish with a long orange twist.
What is your favorite romantic cocktail to make at home?