Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show that special someone how much you care. One way to do this is by making them a special drink to enjoy together. Whether you’re staying in or going out, these 5 romantic drinks are sure to impress your significant other.
To make sure you’re equipped with the right tools to make your romantic drinks here are some recommendations:
A cocktail shaker: A cocktail shaker is a must-have for any at-home bartender. It allows you to mix and chill your drinks quickly and easily. There are many different types of shakers available, from the classic Boston shaker to the more modern and stylish cobbler shaker.
Jigger: This small measuring tool is perfect for making sure your drinks are properly balanced. A jigger typically has two sides, one for measuring out a shot (1.5 ounces) and the other for measuring out a smaller amount (1/2 ounce).
Muddler: A muddler is a small tool that is used to crush fruits, herbs, and spices in the bottom of a glass. It’s perfect for making mojitos and other muddled drinks.
Bar Spoon: This long spoon is perfect for stirring drinks and layering ingredients.
Strainer: A strainer is used to remove ice or other ingredients from your drink after shaking or stirring. There are several types of strainers available, including the classic Hawthorne strainer and the more modern Julep strainer.
Glassware: A set of different types of glasses, such as martini glasses, Old Fashioned glasses, and Champagne flutes will add a touch of elegance to your home bar.
Ice molds: Ice molds are perfect for creating large, slow-melting ice cubes that will keep your drinks chilled without watering them down.
Now, let’s dive into the 5 romantic drinks you can make:
Nothing says romance quite like a glass of champagne. To make a champagne cocktail, simply add a splash of your favorite liqueur (like Grand Marnier or Chambord) and a sugar cube to a flute of champagne. Stir gently with a bar spoon and garnish with a twist of lemon or a strawberry.
For the chocolate lover in your life, a chocolate martini is the perfect drink. To make a chocolate martini, combine 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of chocolate liqueur, and 1 ounce of heavy cream in a shaker with ice. Shake well with a cocktail shaker and strain into a chilled martini glass using a strainer. Garnish with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
This classic cocktail is perfect for Valentine’s Day. To make a strawberry daiquiri, combine 2 ounces of white rum, 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries, 1/4 cup of lime juice, and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a glass. Garnish with a strawberry.
Raspberry Lemon Drop:
This sweet and tangy cocktail is perfect for a romantic evening. To make a raspberry lemon drop, combine 2 ounces of raspberry vodka, 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a shaker with ice. Shake well with a cocktail shaker and strain
In conclusion, Valentine’s Day is a special day to celebrate love and affection with your significant other. Impress them with a handmade romantic drink, made with the right tools and ingredients. From the classic Champagne Cocktail to the sweet and tangy Raspberry Lemon Drop, there are plenty of options to choose from. Don’t forget to add the finishing touch with elegant glassware.
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