February 9, 2010

Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipe Roundup 2010

pomodish_cocktail.jpgAs you can imagine, every holiday season, the Liquor Snob office gets a lot of emails about holiday-themed cocktail recipes. Valentine's Day is no different, with just about every liquor company, PR agency, and sodden drunk coming up with some way to romantically ingest alcohol. In the spirit of a new decade, we're trying to be better about giving those recipes a forum these days, so we're putting together a roundup of all the Valentine's-themed recipes we receive between now and February 14.

We're putting them in there in the order they come in, so come one, come all, and send us your romantical recipes, and we'll do our best to get them posted. We accept no responsibility for the luvvy wuvvy names some of them have, and hey - viva la romance, or barring that, viva la buzz!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cocktail - created by Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, (The Liquid Muse)

1 part Pinky Vodka

1/2 part maraschino liqueur

3/4 ounce creme de cacao

1 tablespoon chocolate sauce

1 chocolate covered cherry

Swirl chocolate sauce around the inside of a martini glass and set aside. Pour Pinky, maraschino liqueur, creme de cacao into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake well and strain into chocolate swirled glass. Add a chocolate covered cherry, on a cocktail pick, for garnish.


Royal Panache - created by Cheri Loughlin

1-1/4 parts Premium Canadian Whisky

1/4 part Hiram Walker Amaretto Liqueur

1/4 part Vanilla Liqueur

2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Maraschino Cherry & Orange Twist Garnish

Build liquids over fresh ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with
skewered maraschino cherry wrapped with orange twist.


Speyside Cosmo

1 ½ parts Chivas Regal 12 yo

½ part Crème de Framboise

1/3 part fresh squeezed lime juice

1 ½ parts cranberry juice

Shake ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Fine strain into a chilled
martini glass and garnish with a fresh raspberry.


Pomodish - created by Cheri Loughlin

1-1/4 parts Premium Gin

3/4 part Hiram Walker Pomegranate Schnapps

1/4 part Hiram Walker Crème de Cassis

3/4 part Pink Grapefruit Juice

1/4 Fresh Lime - squeezed

Lime Slice Garnish

Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend
and chill. Strain into a martini style cocktail glass. Garnish with lime


American Rose

1 ½ part Brandy

1/8 part Homemade Grenadine

½ Peach (peeled and mashed)

1/8 part Pernod Absinthe

Champagne to top

Shake ingredients (excluding Champagne) and strain into a chilled coupe
glass. Top with champagne. Optional garnish-peach slice.

Fruitie Tootie Kiss a Cutie
1 ounce Stolichnaya Vodka
3 ounces Honest Ade - Superfruit Punch
Garnish with a strawberry


Honest Kiss-tini
1 ounce Stolichnaya Vodka
3 ounces Honest Ade - Cranberry Lemonade
A dash of lime juice.


Heart of the Hudson

2 oz Hudson Baby Bourbon
2 drops Pernod Absinthe
1 tsp apple butter
.75 oz maple syrup
1 oz fresh lemon juice

Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake well. Strain into an ice filled cocktail glass. Garnish with an apple slice


Manhattan Love Story
1.5 oz New York Whiskey
1 oz Dry Sake
.5 oz ginger liqueur
2 dash peychaud bitters

Method: Combine all ingredients in a glass martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel.


Happily Ever After
1 3/4oz Rhum J.M. Blanc-
3/4 oz Cynar
3/4oz Cherry Heering
1/4 oz Averna
2 Dash Rhubarb Bitters
1 Dash Whiskey Barrel Bitters

Method: Combine all ingredients except bitters into an ice filled shaker. Shake and Strain into an crushed ice filled cocktail glass, drop bitters into glass and stir.


Love Potion
1 oz Rhum J.M Gold
1 oz Clement Creole Shrubb
.75 oz Lemon Juice
2 oz grapefruit juice

Method: Build in an old fashioned glass over ice old fashioned. Garnish with a twist of lemon.


Be Mine Mojito
1.5 oz G'Vine Nouaison Gin
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz fresh lime juice
3 mint sprigs

Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass highball Garnish with a mint sprig.


1.5 oz G'Vine Floraison Gin
.5 oz Chambord
.25 oz Simple Syrup
.25 oz fresh lime juice
.75 lemon juice

Method: Combine all ingredients in a glass mixing pint. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass


Mezcal Passion
1½ oz Sombra
¾ oz fresh lime juice
¾ oz passion fruit puree
3 muddled cucumber slices
1 barspoon of agave nectar
1 oz House Ginger Beer

Method: Add the lime, agave nectar and cucumber slices to a mixing glass, then muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients, then ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of cucumber and a pinch of ground chili.


Agave Kiss
2 oz Sombra
½ oz lime juice
½ oz grapefruit juice
½ oz St. Germain
1 barspoon of agave nectar
3 cucumber slices

Method: Add the cucumber slices, citrus and agave nectar to a mixing glass and muddle. Add spirits then ice .Shake and strain into a chilled coupe Garnish with a grapefruit wedge


Love Triangle
2 oz Averna
1 oz White Rum
1 oz Pomegranate juice
.5 oz orange juice
.5 oz lemon juice
splash of pineapple juice
Method: combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously over ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.


Oriental Passion
.75 oz Averna Limoni
1.5 oz Death's Door Gin
1.5 oz Passion Fruit Nectar
1 dash simple syrup
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with bitters. Garnish with an Orange Twist.


Midnight Rendezvous
1 meyer lemon
1 oz Averna Amaro
1 oz orange flavored vodka
2 oz ginger beer

Method: Muddle blackberries in a shaker, add the juice of 1 meyer lemon, Averna, and orange flavored vodka and shake over ice. Strain over ice in a highball glass an add ginger beer. Garnish with an orange wheel.


Rouge Noir

1.5 oz Combier Rouge
.5 oz Combier Orange Liqueur
4 oz brut
1 Orange zest

Pour Combier's Rouge and Orange Liqueur in champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with 1 orange zest.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at February 9, 2010 4:09 PM
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What great ideas! Some of these are recipes I'd really like to try. Thanks for the great post!

Posted by: Cody W. Woolard at February 14, 2010 8:47 PM
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