Every holiday serves a purpose. Many daily holidays are wink and nod as ‘reason’ to indulge in specific spirited choices served as straight pour or swirled in a cocktail glass. Other holidays tipple at the senses as occasions for gift giving times such as birthdays and Christmas. There are others still that cause great division of thought as to whether the holiday serves the world of commerce or the passion of the people. Valentine’s Day is one such holiday.
The cynical view of this puffy red hearted holiday is love is completely lost in the commercial gift swapping event for underlying motives of what men and women really want. Valentine’s Day isn’t about jewelry, chocolates, flowers or cocktails for that matter. When all is said and done, Valentine’s Day comes down to the love and sex factor.
1 measure Alize Gold Passion Liqueur
1/2 measure Cinnamon Schnapps
Dash Tabasco Sauce
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into shot glass or serve in small rocks glass over ice for slow, simmering sip.
1 measure Citrus Vodka
1/2 measure Elderflower Liqueur
1 measure Pink Lemonade
2 measures Brut Champagne
Lemon Twist Garnish
Place ice in highball glass. Add vodka, liqueur and lemonade. Stir. Top with champagne. Stir. Garnish with lemon twist.
1 measure Coconut Rum
1 measure Raspberry Vodka
2-1/2 measures Tonic Water
Lemon Slice Garnish
Place ice in highball glass. Add rum and vodka. Top with tonic water. Stir. Garnish with lemon slice.
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