3 Romantic Recipes for Your Valentine's Day Celebration
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some delicious cocktails crafted with love? Whether you're spending the evening with your significant other, gathering with friends, or simply treating yourself, these three tantalizing cocktails are sure to make your heart flutter. From romantic flavors to playful twists, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So, let's raise a glass to love and dive into these delightful concoctions!
1. Cotton Candy Kisses
Cotton Candy Kisses is a whimsical and fun cocktail that's sure to bring out the inner child in everyone. The combination of huckleberry vodka and tangy lemon juice provides a refreshing and vibrant flavor profile, while the cotton candy adds a touch of sweetness and theatrics.
- 2 oz. Blue Ice Huckleberry Vodka
- .75 oz. lemon juice
- .25 oz. simple syrup
- Pink cotton candy
- Garnish: Lollipop of choice
Directions: Place a tuft of cotton candy in a martini glass and top with a lollipop. Pour vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake ingredients. Using a strainer, put ingredients into a small glass or snifter. When you're ready, pour mixture into martini glass for cotton candy magic! Use lollipop to mix.
2. Strawberry Shortcake
A sweet and bubbly delight, perfect for toasting to love and romance. The combination of vanilla vodka and prosecco creates a harmonious base, while the fresh strawberries add a pop of vibrant color and fruity flavor. And of course, the indulgent whipped cream topping adds a touch of decadence that will make your Valentine's Day celebration extra special.
- 1 oz. Ogden's Own Heavenly Vanilla Vodka
- .50 oz. strawberry syrup
- Garnish: Whipped cream & edible glitter
Directions: Pour vodka and syrup into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake ingredients. Using a strainer, pour ingredients into a flute glass. Top with prosecco, then top with whipped cream and edible glitter.
3. Cupid's Arrow
The Cupid's Arrow is a sophisticated cocktail that balances the tartness of blackberries with the floral notes from the gin and rose petals, creating a romantic and visually stunning drink. The addition of egg white gives the cocktail a silky texture, while the hint of lemon juice adds brightness and complexity. Serve this exquisite cocktail to impress your loved one or to elevate any Valentine's Day gathering.
- 2 oz. Astraea Meadow Gin
- .75 oz. lemon juice
- .75 oz. simple syrup
- 4-5 blackberries
- Egg white
- Garnish: Rose petals
Directions: Add 4-5 blackberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Pour egg white, gin, lemon juice and simple syrup into the shaker. Shake well for about 30 seconds. Add ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake for an additional 5-10 seconds. Using a strainer, pour ingredients into a coupe glass. Garnish with dried rose petals.