As February 14th approaches, Champagne and sparkling wine sales will undoubtedly skyrocket. Why not get creative and offer a few innovative libations? From the seductively sweet to the cool and crisp, these cocktails will get everyone’s hearts beating faster!
2 ounces of sparkling wine
2 ounces of club soda
1½ ounces of St-Germain Liqueur
Build over ice in a Collins glass and stir. Garnish with a twist.
2 ounces of Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa
¾ ounce of Ultimat Vodka
1 ounce of caramel syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a caramel rim.
THE VOGA SPARKLER
2 ounces of Voga Sparkling Pinot Grigio
½ ounce of Absolut vodka
½ ounce of raspberry liqueur
½ ounce of Soho Lychee Liqueur
Combine vodka, raspberry liqueur and soho lychee liqueur in the bottom of a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine.
2 parts of Pisco Portón
1 part of pomegranate juice
1 part of tangerine juice
Sugar to taste
Pomegranate seeds for garnish
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.
2 ounces of Partida Anejo Tequila 6 ounces of Hot Spiced Apple Cider Dollop of heavy cream Fresh nutmeg
Combine tequila and cider in a small warm wine glass. Float heavy cream. Grate fresh nutmeg over cream.
CARAMEL GINGER CRISP 2 ounces of Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka ¼ teaspoon of fresh ginger Splash of cream optional
Simple syrup Handful of chocolate-covered pretzels
RIM a martini glass in simple syrup. Place pretzels in a plastic bag,
smash them with a hammer, then dip the wet rim into the pretzels. Shake vodka and ginger and pOUR into the rimmed glass.
PUMPKIN TRACE 1½ ounces of Buffalo Trace Bourbon ¾ ounce of Pumpkin spice syrup ¼ ounce of DiSaronno Amaretto 2½ ounces of Brown’s Dairy Eggnog
Build all ingredients in a shaker. Shake and strain into a glass with no ice and top with roasted pumpkin seed as a garnish.
THE RED VELVET MARTINI
4 ounces of Wolfgang Puck Double Blend Mocha
1½ ounces of vodka
½ ounce of Chambord
3 of fresh raspberries (muddled)
Build all ingredients in a shaker and shake well for well for 10 seconds. Strain and pour into a martini glass.
AGWA CUPID’S ARROW
1½ ounces of AGWA de Bolivia Coca Leaf Liquor
3½ ounces of Moët et Chandon Brut Rosé
Pour chilled Rosé into a champagne flute. top with Agwa and garnish with a cherry.