Feb 11th 2019

Five Romantic Cocktails for Valentine’s Celebrations

Five Romantic Cocktails

From flirty fun to lasting passion, we’ve got five of the best love potion cocktails to get your Valentine in the mood for love. Five romantic cocktails to win over that special person….

Amour Rouge

First of our five romantic cocktails, is the Amour Rouge. The ruby red allure of this cocktail from the team at Grey Goose Vodka is both striking and elegant. Served in a chilled martini glass with a cluster of red-currants and a garnish of lemon zest, it has fruity tang that is sure to tickles the taste buds.

INGREDIENTS

25 ml GREY GOOSE VODKA

25 ml Pineau des Charentes®

10 ml Crème de Cassis®

2 tsp lemon juice

1 dash Angostura® Aromatic Bitters

1 small cluster redcurrants

Lemon twist

METHOD

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients.

Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with lemon zest and a cluster of redcurrants.

Pink Grapefruit & Cucumber Collins

There is nothing prettier than a pink cocktail and no better time to serve one than Valentine’s Day. We love this signature mix from Hertfordshire’s Chase Distillery. Delicately coloured and flavoured with natural ingredients – pink grapefruit and cucumber – it is long, refreshing drink with a subtle but definite air of romance.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin

Splash Fresh Pink Grapefruit juice

2 slices of cucumber diced and muddled

12.5ml Sugar Syrup

12.5ml Fresh lemon Juice

Soda top

METHOD

Add all ingredients except the soda to a shaker and shake with cubed ice.

Double strain into tall glass over cubed ice.

Garnish with fresh cucumber ribbon and pink grapefruit slice.

Signed & Sealed

For a long-term love the name of this cocktail hints towards commitment, and is a must in our collection of five romantic cocktails. But familiarity doesn’t mean there is any less need for romance and this little cocktail is bursting with it. Aside from the luxurious Reserva Exclusiva Diplomatico rum on which it is based, this cocktail gains an added infusion of red-hot passion from a natural strawberry aphrodisiac, and a floral uplift from dashes of lavender bitters.

INGREDIENTS

40 ml Reserva Exclusiva

30 ml Strawberry infused Cocchi Rosa

3 dashes of Lavender bitters

METHOD

Add all to a stirring glass, fill with ice, stir and strain

Serve in a coup glass and garnish with a dehydrated slice of strawberry

Ruban Resplendent

Glenmorangie has come up with another elegant choice for those who enjoy a whiskey-based cocktail. This sophisticated choice is easy to create and brimming with warm flavours to heat the heart. The distillery’s award-winning Quinta Ruban whiskey, which this cocktail uses as a base, is a dark, intense spirit which spends 10 years maturing in white oak casks before being transferred for extra maturation into ruby port pipes. It’s aroma of dark mint chocolate is the perfect companion for a romantic evening, and a hint of pepper and nutmeg provide an added spice.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

15ml sweet vermouth

10ml white crème de cacao

Garnish: orange twist

METHOD

Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass, fill with cubed ice and stir until well chilled and slightly diluted.

Double strain into a glass, and serve with an orange twist, straight up.

Boodles Royale

And last on our list of five romantic cocktails .. well. nothing says celebration and romance like champagne. Here at TLC we love a straight-up pink champagne, but if you are going to add some fizz to your cocktail, we love this simple recipe from British Gin distiller’s Boodles, which combines the subtle herbal flavours and berry colouring of its Mulberry Gin liqueur with the sparkling pizazz of champagne.

INGREDIENTS

1 oz Boodles Mulberry Gin

3 oz Champagne

Lemon Twist, garnish

METHOD

Combine ingredients in a champagne flute and garnish.

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