Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we’ve got another helpful group of Valentine-themed cocktail ideas. But as we always do, we remind you to drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.
Amore Vietato (Forbidden Love)-by Wendy Verdel of Las Vegas
-2 oz. Hendricks gin
-1 oz. blood orange juice
-Dash of simple syrup
-4 slices of cucumber
Muddle fruit with simple syrup, then add the gin and blood orange juice to the shaker. Shake it well, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with strawberry, cucumber spiral, and orange peel hearts.
The Chocolate-Lovers Margarita
-3 parts chocolate milk (bought or homemade)
-1 part Sauza Silver Tequila
-1 part strawberry puree or daiquiri mix
-Chocolate covered strawberry
Combine chilled chocolate milk, Sauza, and strawberry puree in a tall glass. Stir vigorously. Pour into a glass and garnish with the chocolate covered strawberry.
-1 1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilla vodka
-1/2 oz. strawberry liqueur
-Splash of cranpineapple juice
Combine ingredients and top off with some champagne.
Gentlemen, a note: you notice that most of these cocktails involve fruit. Fresh fruit is an important part of any man’s attempt of impressing his lady with food. If you’re looking to be awesome for this Valentine’s Day, make sure that fresh fruit is on the list of items for the grocery store.
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