It’s almost Valentine’s Day, the holiday filled with lots of flowers, gifts, and of course, romance. If you and bae have chosen to skip the crowded restaurant scene tonight and prepare a sensual at-home dinner instead, then you’ll need a sexy cocktail or two to round out the evening and get you in the mood. From sweet citrus flavors to classic champagne blends, you and your love will have a good time reconnecting while you whip up these sexy drinks and maybe even play into a bartender fantasy or two. Trust us, these romantic cocktails that are the perfect excuse to get closer to your sweetheart and toast in the name of love. Cheers!
A Rose By Any Other Name
INGREDIENTS: 35 mls Rose and Almond Infused Grey Goose Vodka* 10 mls Crème de Cacao Blanc 10 mls Rose Liqueur Rose Champagne or Prosecco DIRECTIONS: Stir the Vodka and the crème de cacoa, rose liqueur and vodka. Strain into a flute and top with champagne. *Infuse 1 bottle with 4 large tablespoons of dried rose pedals. Add in 8 drops of organic almond essence. Strain the rose pedals after 1-2 days or to taste.
INGREDIENTS: 2 oz- D’USSE Cognac 1.5 oz- Crème de Cacao .5 oz- Simple Syrup 3- Fresh raspberries 3 Dashes- Chocolate Molé Bitters METHOD: Muddle Raspberries and Simple Syrup in a shaker. Add D’USSE Cognac, Crème de Cacao and Bitters. Shake vigorously with Ice. Double strain into a chilled Coup Glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries on a skewer.
Moet Rosé Glow
INGREDIENTS: 1oz Muddled Strawberries 1 oz Vodka ½ oz Pinot Noir 4oz Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial DIRECTIONS: Combine ingredients, stir well and garnish with fresh strawberries.
Grapefruit and Rose Ginger Spritz
INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 ounces KOB Grapefruit + Rose 3 ounces Health-Ade Ginger Kombucha 1 dash Cardamom bitters Garnish: 1 grapefruit slice DIRECTIONS: Fill a large wine glass with ice. Add the Ketel One and 1 dash of Cardamom bitters. Top with the Ginger Kombucha. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and enjoy.
INGREDIENTS: 1.5 parts BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro 0.75 part Fresh Lemon Juice 0.5 part St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 0.25 part Honey 2 Blackberries Martini and Rossi Prosecco DIRECTIONS: Muddle blackberries in a tin, and pour all cocktail ingredients in. Shake and strain into coupe glass. Top with Martini and Rossi Prosecco and garnish with a Blackberry-speared purple orchid.
INGREDIENTS: 1.5 oz Santa Teresa 1796 .5 oz White Crème de Cacao .75 oz Raspberry Syrup .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 1 oz egg white METHOD: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake without ice. Add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with dehydrated raspberry powder.