Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you know what that means — date night cocktails!
These four cocktails are the perfect way to spend a happy hour and enjoy time with your friends, that special someone, or even family. There are no rules when it comes to love. If you’re planning to stay in and cook dinner, one of these cocktails will make a smashing addition to any meal.
Shake up one of these Valentine’s Day cocktails that you’re going to fall in love with.
The Cosmopolitan Couple
Made with Brockman’s signature gin, this cocktail brims with romance in both its color and its taste.
- 2 parts Brockmans Gin
- 1 part Orange Liqueur
- 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 parts Cranberry Juice
- Lime Wedge & Star Anise Garnish
Preparation: Combine the gin, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, cranberry juice, and a handful of ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled stemmed glass and garnish with a lime wedge & star anise.
Takes Two To Mango
Having a virtual date for Valentine’s Day? Here’s the drink to shake off those jitters.
- 1 1/2 oz. ABERFELDY 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- 1/4 oz. Italicus
- 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz. Honey Syrup (honey syrup = 1 part honey, 1 part water)
- 1 oz Mango Puree
- Float Angostura Bitters
Preparation: Combine all ingredients apart from the Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over block ice. Float the Angostura bitters and garnish with a mango spear.
NEFT Rose Orchard
If vodka is more your speed, this rose water cocktail will make a great pair with a box of chocolates.
- 1 3/4 oz. NEFT ultra-premium vodka
- 3/4 oz. Egg White
- 1/2 oz. Hibiscus & Rose Syrup
- 1/2 oz. Calvados Appellation
- 2 dashes Rose Water
- Juice from 1/2 Lemon
Preparation: Dry shake all ingredients in a shaker tin then add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a hibiscus flower.
Couple’s Beer Bubbly
Champagne is a classic choice for Valentine’s Day. Mix up this beer cocktail with your favorite sparkling wine for a great night-in drink.
- 8 oz. Champagne or Sparkling Wine (of your choice)
- 2 oz. Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout (Like Temperance Beer’s Might Meets Right High West)
- Orange Bitters
- 2 raspberries or orange peels for garnish, optional
Preparation: Champagne flutes are ideal for this beer cocktail, but other stemmed glasses will also do. Simply fill each glass first with 4 oz of champagne, then top with the Stout. Add just a couple of dashes of orange bitters in each to really help bring out the complex flavors in this beer cocktail. Garnish with a raspberry or an orange peel to make it extra fancy, then serve right away.