Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to show your love than making your special someone a cocktail mixed from the heart. We usually have ways to stay festive by celebrating a night on the town with wonderful libations, but a date night on the sofa can be just as fun. And we have you covered with a few simple recipes.

This Valentine’s Day we want you to show off your bar tending skills by shaking or stirring up some fabulous drinks.

 

The Nue Cosmo

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Ketel One Vodka (or dealers choice)
  • .5 oz Sakura Cherry Blossom Vermouth
  • .5 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • .25 oz Simple Syrup

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Then garnish with a mini white rose and serve.

 

The Kinky Coupe

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Ketel One Vodka (or your choice)
  • .5 oz Ancho Reyes
  • .5 oz Piquillo Pepper Syrup
  • .75 oz Lemon

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a shaker over ice, strain into a chilled glass and garnish with lemon peel.

 

If a night on the sofa isn’t your vibe, we have a few suggestions for that version of Valentine’s Day, too.

We all know New Orleans is one of the most romantic cities in the world, so if you’re taking a romantic stroll through town, consider stopping at a longstanding pub or bar to quench your thirst. A few of our picks: the French 75 Bar, The Bombay Club, Bar Tonique, or Erin Rose. As we know, there are many more to consider, so make it fun.

If you find a romantic place to enjoy classic or stumble on some awesome progressive cocktails, let us know so we can share it with cocktail lovers everywhere. We love you all.