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Set The Mood with These 3 Cocktail Recipes

Channel your romantic state of mind this Valentine’s Day, and set the mood with a cocktail…or three!

Flowers and chocolates are great and all…but how about we switch it up this year! Whether you’re spending the night in or just having a drink before dinner, these romantic cocktails will surely impress your date this Valentine’s Day.

Keep It Spicy Romantic Cocktail

1. Keep It Spicy

Turn up the heat with some spicy margs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 1-2 Slices of Jalapeño Pepper
  • 1 tsp Agave Syrup
  • 2 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 oz Silver Tequila
  • Club Soda

Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine lime juice, jalapeño, and agave. Muddle a few times.
  2. Fill shaker with ice. Pour in grapefruit juice and tequila. Shake until chilled.
  3. Rim a highball glass with pink Himalayan salt, then fill with ice.
  4. Strain chilled contents from shaker into the glass.
  5. Top with club soda.
  6. Garnish with another slice of jalapeño and a small wedge of grapefruit.

Sweet As Honey Romantic Cocktail

2. Sweet As Honey

Sweet with a kick, just like love can be!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Gin
  • ¾ oz Honey Simple Syrup
  • ¾ oz Lemon Juice (plus lemon peel)

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a coupe glass.
  3. Serve with a lemon twist.
  4. Honey simple syrup: In a small pot, combine ½ cup honey and ½ cup water. Bring to a simmer and stir until honey is dissolved. Cool and pour into a resealable glass container. Refrigerate any unused syrup.

Old Fashioned Romantic Cocktail

3. Old Fashioned Love Song

Nothing says romance better than a 1920s classic.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
  • ¾ oz Creme De Cacao
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • Chocolate Bitters
  • Orange Twist
  • Fresh Cocktail Cherries

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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