Valentines Day is almost upon us! Either you’re all googly eyed and anticipating wining and dining with your lover, don’t really buy into the Hallmark holiday, or preparing to cry by your lonesome single self (we kid).
In any of those cases alcohol is needed. Whether you’re indifferent, single or coupled up we’ve got some fun cocktails and drink recipes to help celebrate or drown your sorrows.
Is Gin your thing? Try a “Cupids Kiss”
- 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.
Is Tequila more your thing? How bout ”Love Bite”
- 3 parts chocolate milk (store 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 to combine. Pour into a glass and garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry.
Kettle One more your style? Try a “Lovers Embrace”
- 3 oz. Ketel One Citroen
- 1 oz. Watermelon Pucker
- 1/2 oz. Cointreau or triple sec
- Splash of lemonade
- Splash of 7-Up
Mix all ingredients together over ice, shake, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of watermelon.