Lovely Cocktails for Valentine's Day Pt. 2

Set the mood for a romantic evening with one (or a few) of these tasty libations after dinner.  And of course, we've recommended Cookie Cup pairings for a little extra decadence this Valentine's Day.  Check out all drink recipes here from Cosmo.com!

1. Rose Pomegranate Martini: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the following ingredients: 1 ½ oz pomegranate juice, 1 ½ oz vodka infused with white rose tea (recipe follows), ½ oz sweet vermouth, 1 dash each of cherry bitters and aromatic bitters, and 3-5 broken mint leaves. Shake, and pour into a cocktail glass garnished with rose petal confetti. To infuse the vodka, pour 1 cup vodka into a container, and add 1 bag Numi Organic White Rose Tea. Seal the container, and let sit for a few hours or overnight in a cool dark place.

Cookie Cup Pairings: Birthday Cake and 24K Rose Gold 

2. Sherry Cobbler Spritz: Muddle 4 raspberries and 2 blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add 3½ oz sherry, ½ oz lemon juice, and ½ oz simple syrup. Add ice and shake. Double strain through a mesh strainer into a glass filled with fresh crushed ice. Garnish with blackberries, raspberries, lemon wheel, and mint sprig.

Cookie Cup Pairings: 24K Rose Gold 

3. Something Sweet(heart): In a cocktail shaker, add ½ oz tequila, 1 tsp unsweetened chocolate powder, ½ oz maple syrup, and 1 oz almond milk. Add ice and quickly shake. Pour contents into martini glass and top off Rosa Regale. Garnish with Rosa Regale-infused Squish Marshmallows. 

Cookie Cup Pairings: Red Velvet 

4. Bubbly Bouquet: In a shaker filled with ice, add 1 ½ oz Absolut Original, ½ oz simple syrup, and 1 to 2 drops of rosewater. Shake and strain into a Champagne flute and top with Champagne. Garnish with rose petals.

Cookie Cup Pairings: 24K Rose Gold 

5. Tequila Sparkler: In a shaker filled with ice, add 1 oz Sauza Signature Blue Silver Tequila, ½ oz lime juice, and ½ oz simple syrup. Strain into a glass, and top with Champagne.

Cookie Cup Pairings: Glitz & Glam

6. Strawberry Crush: Crush 2 strawberries in a glass, and add 3 basil leaves. Add 1 z Stoli Strawberry Vodka and 1 oz lemonade, stir, and add ice. Garnish with basil.

Cookie Cup Pairings: Birthday Cake

7. Absolut Gold: In a mixing glass, stir 1 part Absolut Original, ½ oz peach liqueur, and ½ oz Lillet Blanc. Strain into a Champagne glass and top with 3 parts Champagne. Garnish with edible gold flakes.

Cookie Cup Pairings: 24K Rose Gold

 

Juliet Regan