Show stopping Valentine drinks
If you have paid for an expensive meal out for you and your partner on Valentine’s Day, a fun (and cheap) idea is to starting serving some different drinks to woo them even more! Whether they are very boozy or alcohol free, you are sure to impress by showing off your creative skills by making some beautifully seductive Valentine drinks.
When it comes to serving up a truly romantic beverage, nothing is more impressive than the champagne cocktail. All you need is 1 cube white sugar, 20ml cognac, 2 dashes of bitters and champagne. Place the sugar cube on a spoon and soak the cube in the bitters. Drop the sugar cube in the champagne flute and add the cognac, then top up with champagne. Repeat with each glass.
Another classic cocktail recipe is the Strawberry Daiquiri. All you need for one glass of daiquiri is: 4 strawberries, 2 teaspoons white sugar, 1 tablespoon strawberry liqueur, 35ml white rum and 25ml lime juice. All ingredients should be mashed together in a cocktail shaker and then shaken well. For a smooth texture, strain the mixture into a martini glass.
For a new edge on the old fashioned cocktail, you might want to focus on adding aphrodisiac ingredients to your cocktails this Valentine’s Day. Cocktails that contain either liqueurs, wines, chocolates or coffee have been said to enhance to libido.
If you want to try these aphrodisiac drinks, then why not try the Blushing Geisha – a perfectly romantic cocktail. TY KU liqueur is the main libido-inducing ingredient in this sweet creation. All you need is 2oz TY KU liqueur, 2oz rose nectar, and 1 oz pomegranate juice. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
Non-Alcoholic Valentine drinks
Remember that not all people drink alcohol – and knowing that your loved one is going tee-total for a few months is worth remembering! This also means that even if you are driving, you can still take part in the cocktail fun. To make the Berry Sweetheart mocktail, place ice cubes in a tall glass. In a separate glass, mix the honey and juice together and pour them into your ice-filled glass. Add a glazed cheery for garnish if you wish.
If you or your partner would prefer something a little more sharp to the taste, try the Reno Cocktail. For just one glass of this mocktail you will need: 2oz grapefruit juice, 1oz lime juice, ½ oz grenadine, and 1 teaspoon fine sugar. Shake ingredients well and strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass.
Find recipes for Valentine mocktails on Recipebridge.
Even if you would rather cuddle up in front of a roaring fire with a mug of hot chocolate this Valentine’s Day, make it a romantic occasion; after all, Valentine’s Day only comes round once a year! Find recipes for Valentine drinks on Recipebridge.Back to all blogs