7 swoon worthy Valentine’s Cocktails

Make your Valentine’s Day extra sweet 😉

Blushing Kiss Martini

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Shake all ingredients with ice and pour through a fine strainer into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and thyme sprig into glass. **Optional:  Rim glass with grapefruit wedge and stir drink with thyme for an extra kick.

Red Valentine

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1.5 ounce of Patron silver tequila
1 ounce Organic brand lemonade
splash of Rose’s Red grenadine syrup
red sugar for rim
lemon wedge
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Pour sugar into a shallow plate or bowl. Wet the rim of glass with the lemon wedge. Dip glass into the sugar. Fill glass with ice. Combine tequila, lemonade, and grenadine into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake for 45 seconds. Strain into the prepared sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with lemon wedge. Enjoy with your sweetheart!
Cardamom Rose Cocktail
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1.5 oz of Hendrick’s gin (this is a rose & cucumber infused gin)
.75 oz of Rose syrup (make at home with rose water and simple syrup or buy locally)
.25 oz of Fresh lemon juice
.75 oz of Fresh grapefruit juice (ruby red preferably)
2 dashes of Peychauds bitters (Peychaud is credited with first creating the cocktail)
1 Cardamom Pod
Lightly muddle 1 cardamom pod at the bottom of shaker (not too much muddling or it will overpower the drink)
Add the rest of the ingredients
Add ice
Shake for 20 seconds
Strain over fresh ice to remove the cardamom pod
Add a splash of seltzer water
Garnish with rose petals or fresh lemon wedge (use organic if possible)
Cherub’s Cup
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1 part St. Germain elderflower liqueur

2 parts vodka or Gin

3/4 part fresh lemon juice

1 part muddled strawberry

Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add chopped strawberries and muddle.

Add all ingredients aside from the Rosé Sparkling Wine and shake vigorously until well chilled.

Strain into cocktail glasses filled with ice and top with a splash of Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine.

Garnish with a strawberry or a festive stir stick.

Charleston Pink Lady

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3 Jiggers Gin (I recommend using Hendrick’s Gin)

1 1/2 Jiggers Heavy Cream

1 Jigger Applejack

1 Teaspoon Grenadine (I recommend using Jack Rudy Cocktail’s Grenadine)

Handful of ice

Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker or jar with lid. Shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glasses. Serve.

Sweet Mint Raspberry Spritzer

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3 oz. fresh raspberry purée {we make ours by puréeing 3 oz. raspberries and 3 Tbs. water

1 oz. club soda

1 tsp. sugar

two mint sprigs

fresh whole raspberries

 ice

PurĂ©e the raspberries and water and strain out the berries. In a cocktail shaker add sugar and one sprig of mint leaves. Muddle together. Add ice, raspberry juice and club soda. Shake for a minute and pour into a champagne saucer. If you want an alcoholic version {Aleah’s expecting so we’re all about making chic and tasty non-alcoholic options!} add St. Germain liqueur or a splash of champagne.

Dreaming of you 

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4 oz Moscato
1.5 oz Pomegranate Juice
1 oz Pink grapefruit juice
Splash Soda water
Build in glass over ice and stir
Images and recipes courtesy of 
http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/slideshow/valentines-day-cocktails/

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