Today I have some yummy Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes to share with you courtesy of G’Vine Gin. Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, so it calls for a romantic cocktail to share with your sweetie.
These romance theme cocktails should help set the mood.
- 1 1/2 oz G’vine Floraison gin
- 1/2 oz sloe gin
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 oz Monin raspberry syrup
- 1/2 oz pomegranate juice
- 3 dashes rhubarb bitters
- Garnish: blood orange slice
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a blood orange slice.
Pernod Absinthe: This spirit traces its roots back to the period of French Impressionism and was a favorite among romantic figures such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and Hemingway. The Maiden’s Blush is a lovely and appropriate classic for the occasion.
The Maiden’s Blush
The Maiden’s Blush appeared in Bariana, the first French cocktail manual by Louis Fouquet, in 1896. This variation uses fresh raspberries instead of grenadine.
- 1 part PERNOD® Aux Plantes D’Absinthe Supérieure
- 1 part PLYMOUTH ® Gin
- ⅓ part simple syrup
- ⅓ part fresh lemon juice
- ⅓ part water
- 4 raspberries
- Lemon wheel
Muddle raspberries in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients, and shake over ice. Strain into a small chilled rocks glass, and garnish with a lemon wheel.
Esprit de June: A delicate liqueur crafted from the vine flowers from the vineyards of Cognac, June’s feminine and floral flavor profile make it an ideal romantic cocktail ingredient for a Valentine’s cocktail – simply splash it in with Champagne and its makes for a very special Champagne cocktail!
ZU Vodka: Now available in the US, this bison grass flavored spirit was the spirit of choice for Polish royalty as they spent time hunting in the enchanted Bialowieza Forest. The classic way to drink ZU is simple – mixed half and half with apple juice. This drink is commonly called a “Polish Kiss”, and the name makes it perfect for the holiday.