Romantic Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day
Ditch the red wine for these romantic cocktails
By Savannah Burns,
2:30PM, Fri. Feb. 12, 2021
Next to a chocolate-covered strawberry, a delicious beverage is essential to a Valentine's Day date. With COVID-19 still raging, this year is better than any to try a fun cocktail to celebrate the day of love.
The Besame Mucho not only sounds romantic but its ingredients sing Valentine’s Day. Strawberries, champagne, and LALO tequila – can you imagine a more swoon-worthy drink? But if you're not one for romance, the Galentine's Day Pink Drink is the perfect margarita for you. This margarita uses pink lemonade to give it its iconic Valentine’s pink color. Feeling something a little heavier and decadent than a margarita? The chocolate-covered strawberry martini is Valentine's Day in a glass with a unique twist – Garrison Brothers' bourbon. The Texas-based distillery was not only the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas but also the first legal bourbon distillery in America outside of Kentucky.
So grab a glass, the hand of a loved one, and a box of chocolates while sipping one of these delicious cocktails on your Valentine’s Day.
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled
3/4 cup champagne
3/4 cup LALO Tequila
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup triple sec
Puree strawberries until smooth.
Combine strawberries, champagne, LALO Tequila, lime juice, and triple sec and stir until well combined.
Pour combined margaritas over glasses full of ice
Galentines Day Pink
Twang-A-Rita Citrus Splash
4 oz Strawberry lemonade
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz Dulce Vida Tequila
1 oz triple sec
Run a lemon along the edge of a highball glass and rim with Twang-A-Rita Citrus Splash
Add ice, strawberry lemonade, lemon juice, triple sec, and tequila. Stir to combine
Garnish with lemon wedge
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini
2 oz Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon
1.5 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz half-and-half
simple syrup to taste (1/2 oz to 1 oz)
2 whole strawberries, washed & stemmed
1 bottle Hershey’s dark chocolate shell
Prepare martini glass by dipping the rim in chocolate syrup and allowing it to harden
Swirl chocolate syrup in circular pattern inside the martini glass, place in freezer to chill
Dice one strawberry and place in bottom of mixing tin
Add bourbon, Godiva, half and half
Muddle until strawberry becomes pulp
Add ice and shake
Strain into martini glass
Garnish with upside down strawberry strawberry slice
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Feb. 9, 2021
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