Why not skip the chocolate and flowers this year and surprise your beloved with a little liquid love? Even if you’re single, you can also show yourself some affection by making a few of these festive sips. These Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes were spotted on Liquor.com (a great site if you’re a spirits/cocktails enthusiast like I am). Legendary Los Angeles bartender, Allen Katz, of Caña Rum Bar provided Liquor.com these three Valentine’s Day cocktails, sure to spice up your celebration!
The Rose by Allen Katz
2 oz French dry vermouth
1 oz Kirschwasser (cherry brandy)
1 tsp Natural raspberry syrup
Garnish: Brandied cherry
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.
Stolen Kiss by Allen Katz
1.5 oz Gin
1.5 oz Green Chartreuse
1 tsp Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
1 Egg white
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into two chilled cocktail glasses.
Between the Sheets by Allen Katz
1 oz Cognac
1 oz Triple sec
1 oz Light rum
.25 oz Fresh lemon juice
Garnish: Flamed orange peel
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Flame an orange peel over the glass and discard before serving.
For more Valentine’s Day cocktail ideas, Liquor.com is chock full of them, from aphrodisiac cocktails to how to read a guy from the type of drink he orders.
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Happy Valentine’s Day 2013!
Cocktail photo by me, roses photo by Marc Valesella (my Valentine!).