Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or keeping it casual, you’re probably thinking about how to play it on Feb 14. Flowers and gifts are good, but a strong drink with great company is even better! Here are six alluring Valentine’s Day cocktails that will get the vibe just right.
In an old-fashioned glass, add 2 sliced fresh strawberries, ½ oz. lemon juice and ½ oz. maple syrup. Muddle well, until the berries are mashed. Add 2 oz. Distillery of Modern Art whiskey and fill the glass with ice. Stir well. Add a splash of club soda and garnish with a strawberry.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 ½ oz. Distillery of Modern Art vodka, ½ oz. Crème de Cacao, 1 oz. raspberry puree and 1-part room-temperature espresso. Shake all ingredients and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with chocolate raspberry tuile.
Lady in Red
Shake 2 oz. Distillery of Modern Art gin, ½ oz. strawberry puree, ¼ oz. Crème de Cassis and ½ oz. fresh lemon juice in a mixing tin and strain into a coupe or champagne flute, top with Champagne and garnish with a twist of lemon.
Put some ice in a mixing glass and pour in 1 ½ oz. Distillery of Modern Art gin, 1 ½ oz. sweet vermouth and 2 dashes of Fernet-Branca. Stir to chill and strain the mixture into a chilled glass. Twist an orange peel over the surface of the drink. Garnish with the orange twist.
In a cocktail shaker, combine 3 oz. Distillery of Modern Art gin, 1 oz. elderflower liqueur and 1 oz. lime juice. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Add rose petal ice cubes to an empty cocktail glass. Strain cocktail mixture onto rose petal ice. Top with rosé champagne.
Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass with crème de cacao, dip rim in cocoa powder and chill the glass. Shake 1 oz. crème de cacao and 2 oz. Distillery of Modern Art vodka with ice; strain into the glass. Garnish with a dark or milk chocolate truffle.