Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Sure, dinner and a movie is super fun, but this Valentine’s Day, grab your partner, and use it as an excuse to drink rich, sexy cocktails. You won’t regret it. With chocolate, strawberries, cognac, gin, oranges, and more, these drinks run the gamut and offer a little something for everyone. Whether topping off your night, or as a sensual nightcap, these drinks are sure to impress. So scrap the champagne, lock elbows, look into each other’s eyes, and enjoy.

chocolate-strawberry-martiniChocolate Strawberry Martini

Ingredients:

3 strawberries, sliced
1 oz milk
4 oz top shelf vodka
2 oz chocolate liqueur

In a shaker, muddle the strawberries and milk. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into an over-sized martini glass.

romance-250x265Romance

Ingredients:

3/4 oz Kahlua
3/4 oz Irish cream
3/4 oz brown creme de cacao
1 oz heavy cream

Shake the ingredients with ice and strain them into a martini glass.

jackrose_finishedThe Jack Rose

Ingredients:

2 oz applejack
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz grenadine

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled coupe cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

between-the-sheets-cocktailBetween the Sheets

Ingredients:

1 oz Cognac
1 oz Triple sec
1 oz Light rum
1/4 oz Fresh lemon juice

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Flame an orange peel over the glass and discard before serving.

scarlett_oharaThe Scarlett O’Hara

Ingredients:

2 oz Southern Comfort
Dash of lime juice
6 oz cranberry juice

Pour the Southern Comfort, lime juice and cranberry juice into a shaker with ice, and shake well. Strain into a Collins glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

cos-forbidden-love-cocktail-lgnForbidden Love

Ingredients:

2 oz Hendricks gin
1 oz blood orange juice
Dash simple syrup, 2 strawberries
4 slices of cucumber

Muddle fruit with simple syrup, add gin and blood orange juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with strawberry, cucumber spiral and orange peel hearts.

 

 

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