Mix these cocktails with a dose of love this Valentine’s Day

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A romantic dinner, precious gifts and meaningful promises; Valentine’s Day vibe check done right. With the season of love setting in, it’s time to give your favorites a twist with a special concoction. Nothing sets the perfect Valentine’s Day mood better than a classic refreshing cocktail. They always say there are endless languages ​​and ways to express your love and we’re just adding another, a cocktail filled with love. Whether you’ve made it official or you’re in a crisis, there’s a cocktail for every type of couple. For all those diehard romantics looking for ways to make their night special, don’t just go basic with your usual Martini or whiskey, but rather sip on these delicious cocktails with your loved one. These specialty cocktails will be an enchanting addition to your date night!

7 love-filled cocktails to enjoy on your date

1. The Rubin

The Rubin is a perfect cocktail for Valentine’s Day because it is concocted with beautiful ingredients including pink grapefruit which is also a natural aphrodisiac. Definitely something to try this Valentine’s Day!

The Rubin

Ingredients:

Vodka Belvedere – 30 ml

White Vermouth – 20 ml

Pink grapefruit juice – 20 ml

Orange juice – 30 ml

Cold green tea – 30 ml

Top with premium tonic water

Garnish: slice of grapefruit

Method:

1. Add all ingredients to a spritz glass filled with ice and stir until combined.

2. Top up with premium tonic water and stir gently again.

3. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and serve.

2. The Favorite

This unique signature cocktail pays tribute to one of the most influential patrons: the Marquise de Pompadour. Its burst of sweet and fruity flavor notes gives you a pleasant cocktail salute that will amuse your home bars and titillate every one of your glasses.

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The Favorite

Ingredients:

Drambuie/Cointreau – 10ml

Lemon juice – 15 ml

Honey syrup – 15 ml

Rose Chandon – 75ml

Method:

1. Add the first three ingredients to a cocktail shaker.

2. Shake with ice cubes and strain into a champagne flute, garnish with Chandon Rosé and it’s ready to serve

3. Glenfiddich Irish Cafe

The Glenfiddich Irish Coffee Cocktail is the ultimate choice for someone who likes to experiment and think outside the box. This unconventional, decadent, dessert cocktail is the perfect way to end an evening with that special someone.

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Glenfiddich Irish Coffee

Ingredients:

1. Fresh cream

2. Drambuie Liqueur

3. Glenfiddich 12 years old

4. Espresso Shot

5. Sugar/honey

6. Chocolate stick/crunchy (garnish)

7. Chocolate sauce and cookies (border)

Method:

1. Prepare the Drambuie cream – Whisk 30ml Drambuie and crème fraîche together and set aside.

2. Take a glass and cover the rim with chocolate sauce and crushed cookies.

3. Add 60ml of GF 12 YO, the sugar and the espresso shot to the glass and stir well.

4. Add the Drambuie cream on top for the float and garnish the cocktail with chocolate sticks and enjoy.

4. Love Cosmopolitan – For the classic couple

(By Mr. Yangdup Lama, Mixologist and Product Manager, Jimmy’s Cocktails)

Love Cosmopolitan is a quintessential Valentine’s Day cocktail with the right ingredients, flavors and textures appealing to the sensory experience of sight and taste. The added touch of rosewater gives a perfect floral variation for a romantic night. This pink-hued cocktail is an ideal drink representing the feelings of love – sweet and sour.

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Cosmopolitan love

Ingredients:

Vodka/gin – 50ml

Jimmy’s Cosmopolitan mix – 90ml

Rose water – 5ml

Method:

1. In a shake glass filled with ice, add the above ingredients and shake well.

2. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Decorate with an edible flower and serve.

5. Old Fashioned Gray Goose

Give this good old classic a vodka twist. It’s easy to see why this cocktail has stood the test of time. This Valentine’s Day redefines this cocktail and satisfies your tastes.

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Old Fashioned Gray Goose

Ingredients:

Vodka Gray Goose-50 ml

Demerara brown sugar – 2 teaspoons

A trickle of hot water

A touch of aromatic Angostura bitters

Orange zest

Method:

1. Add sugar and water to a highball glass, then stir to dissolve.

2. Add orange zest and slowly pour in Gray Goose and ice cubes, piece by piece, stirring throughout. Finally, garnish with ice cubes to serve.

6. Special Valentine’s Cocktail with Roku

(By Rohan Jelkie, Mixologist and Program Manager, The Blend India, Beam Suntory)

Delight your taste buds with an authentic Japanese cocktail. This drink combines some of the freshest ingredients of the season with the beautiful flavors of Roku Gin. Truly a drink to share with your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

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Special Valentine’s Cocktail with Roku

Ingredients:

Gin Roku – 30ml

Fresh strawberries- 3

Fresh mint – 5-6 leaves

Caster sugar – 1/2 teaspoon

Sparkling wine to top it off (or you can use a chilled grapefruit tonic for a lighter drink)

Ice

Method:

1. Mash strawberries and add sugar, mint and Roku over ice in a shaker.

2. Shake well and finely strain into a chilled coupe or flute. Top up with sparkling wine/grapefruit tonic.

7. Espress Oak

(By mixologist Ami Shroff)

Soft but strong! Just like the flavor of love. A bond as strong as espresso and as smooth as vanilla ice cream, the ingredients of the EspressOak cocktail are the recipe for an ideal camaraderie.

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EspressOak

Ingredients:

Oaken Glow-30ml

Espresso-30ml

A spoonful (120 – 150ml) of vanilla ice cream

Method:

1. This cocktail is organized by mixing all the ingredients well with ice cubes (in a shaker).

2. Pour into a highball glass and serve with a chocolate stick/roll.

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