Putting in a little extra effort for your partner on Valentine’s Day, or for your Valentine’s themed party, really does set a romantic ambience.
We have found a wonderful selection of beautiful and delicious cocktails to make at home, to complement your dine-in takeout dinner for two or more!
Bleeding Heart Martini
- 2 ounces dry vermouth
- 8 ounces premium gin
- Ice cubes
- 4 Pickled Baby Beets, each placed on a cocktail skewer
Chill 4 martini glasses in the freezer or fill with ice water and let sit until frosty, about 5 minutes (pour out water). Add the vermouth, dividing evenly; swirl to coat the glasses, then pour out. Add gin to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled; divide among chilled glasses. Garnish each with a skewered pickled baby beet, and serve immediately.
- 24 frozen sour cherries
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup whiskey
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons kirsch
- Thin lemon-zest strips (from 1 lemon)
Place cherries in a heatproof bowl. Stir water and sugar in small saucepan to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil, and pour over cherries. Let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Drain cherries, reserving syrup. Thread 4 cherries onto each of 6 skewers. Make 3 drinks at a time: Pour 6 tablespoons whiskey, 3 tablespoons kirsch, and 4 1/2 teaspoons reserved syrup in a cocktail shaker 3/4 filled with ice. Shake and pour into chilled glasses. Garnish each with a skewer and 2 to 3 strips lemon zest. Repeat for the second batch.
- 1 1/4 cups chilled fresh pomegranate juice (from 3 pomegranates)
- 1 1/2 ounces chilled Cointreau liqueur
- 1 chilled bottle (375 milliliters) Champagne
- Fresh pomegranate seeds, for garnish
In a pitcher, mix juice, liqueur, and Champagne. Pour into flutes, and garnish with pomegranate seeds.