Valentine’s Day is around the corner! Whether you’re planning a romantic evening for someone special or hosting a Galentine’s dinner with your best friends, these cocktail recipes are easy to fall in love with. From Tanqueray No. TEN to Johnnie Walker and Tequila Don Julio – here is something for everyone to upgrade your Valentine’s Day celebrations this year!
Please consider these Valentine’s Day cocktail for any round-ups or stories where these recipes could be a fit. Hi-res images of the cocktails can be found HERE and full recipes are below.
1. Rose for a Rose Created by Eric Ribeiro
1.25 oz. Tanqueray No. TEN
½ teaspoon Rose Water
3 oz. Fever-tree Elderflower Tonic
Preparation: Add all ingredients into a copa glass filled with crushed ice.
Garnish: Rose petals, raspberries and strawberries
2. Cherry Crush created by Hispanic Johnnie & Co. bartender, Daniel Bautista
1.25 oz. Johnnie Walker Red Label
1/4 oz. Maraschino liqueur
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1 ½ oz. fig puree*
Preparation: Add all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and double stain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
Garnish: slice of a fig and a sage leaf
*Ginger-Fig Sage Puree
Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add ginger, sage and figs bring to a simmer. Remove from heat, strain the herbs and let steep 30 minutes. Strain the ginger and into a blender.
3. The Rose Quartz created by Ben Scorah
1 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco Infused with Goji Berry and Rose Petals*
8 oz. Sparkling Mineral Water
1 small dash Rose Water
Rose Petals and Goji Berry Dust for Garnish
Preparation: Add infused Tequila Don Julio Blanco and Rose Water to the Highball Glass and stir. Add ice to a Collins glass. Add the Sparkling water to the glass. Stir gently to mix all the ingredients together.
Garnish: Rose Petal and a pinch of Goji Berry Dust.
* Infusion Details: Add one 750ml bottle of Tequila Don Julio Blanco, 6-8 Food Grade Rose Petals and 2 oz. of Goji Berries to a covered container, let sit in a cool place for between 2 days and a week.