Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Hi everyone,

As we’re in February and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner I thought it would be the perfect time to do my first Valentine’s Day food/drink post. We’re going to start with some fun and delicious cocktails, so let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is Strawberry Bellinis. I think Bellinis are a great year round drink and they’re super easy to make. This recipe makes 2 drinks.

What You Need:

Cocktail:

  • 8 ounces of Prosecco
  • 4 ounces of strawberry syrup
  • Rim sugar
  • Strawberries to garnish, optional

Strawberry Syrup:

  • 1 pound of strawberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water

What You Do:

Strawberry Syrup:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is hull and chop your strawberries. Once you’ve done that put them in a medium sized saucepan and add in the sugar and water.
  • Put the pan on medium heat and bring the mixture to a low boil. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the fruit starts to break down and make sure to stir the entire time.
  • Once your mixture is cooked strain it, making sure to discard all of the fruit solids. Then put it back on the stove to further reduce, to do that bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until it’s thickened up.
  • When you’re happy with the thickness of your syrup remove it from the heat and let cool. Then keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

Bellinis:

  • The first thing that you’re going to do is chill your champagne glasses. Once your glasses are chilled it’s time to rim them. To do this you can use regular sugar or a flavored sugar like strawberry to bring it all together. Get the rims of the glasses wet then dip in the sugar, making sure they’re evenly coated and set them aside.
  • Take the strawberry syrup you made earlier and add 2 ounces to each glass.
  • Top the glasses with Prosecco and garnish with a strawberry.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second cocktail we have is Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz. I really don’t drink gin but this sounded like a really interesting drink, I may make this one just to try it out. And this recipe makes two drinks.

What You Need:

  • 6 strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 4 shots of gin
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of club soda
  • Ice
  • Lime

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is wash, hull and chop your strawberries into small pieces.
  • Then take your sugar and sprinkle it over the top of the strawberries. Let that sit for about 5 minutes then mash up the strawberries with a fork.
  • Next, take your cocktail shaker and add ice. Then add in the strawberry mixture, gin, rose water and a little pinch of salt. Shake well and divide evenly between your two glasses.
  • Top off each glass with the club soda and a lime wedge.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is the Hearts Of Pom. I love pomegranate and this is such a simple drink to make. And this recipe makes 1 drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of silver tequila
  • 1 ounce of pomegranate juice
  • 1 ounce of Cointreau
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • Pomegranate seeds to garnish, optional

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take your cocktail shaker and add ice. To that add the tequila, pomegranate juice, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Shake well.
  • Pour into your glass and top with the pomegranate seeds.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is Cupid’s Pink Arrow. Valentine’s Day can be a really decadent holiday and this drink is really light and refreshing. This recipes makes 1 drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of vodka
  • 3/4 ounce of blood orange liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces of orange juice
  • A splash of lemon juice
  • 5 raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 6 ounces of Sprite
  • Ice
  • Sliced Lemon to garnish
  • Raspberries to garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take your cocktail shaker and in that muddle your raspberries. To your muddled raspberries add the vodka, blood orange liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. Shake well.
  • Take your glass and fill it with ice. Then strain the drink into the glass and top with the Spite and mix.
  • Garnish with the sliced lemon and raspberries.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these cocktails I’d love to know how they turn out and if not I’d love to know what your favorite Valentine’s Day cocktail is.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and I hope you all have a happy Valentine’s Day :).

-K

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