As Valentine's Day approaches, there's no better way to celebrate love than with enchanting cocktails that set the mood just right. Cascadia Liquor brings you three delectable concoctions to make your Valentine's Day memorable. And the best part? You can easily order the spirits used in these recipes to your doorstep. Let's dive into the world of mixology and create a perfect toast to love (self-care included)!
To make it, you’ll need:
- 2 oz. Bombay Gin
- ½ oz. Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
- ½ oz. Raspberry Syrup
- 1 Egg White, or Vegan Cocktail Foamer
- Dried Rose Petals
Add all ingredients into a shaker and vigorously dry-shake (without ice). Add ice and shake again until well-chilled. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with romance using dried rose petals (or fresh raspberries), and enjoy!
Tip: Use a classic cocktail coupe for an elegant presentation. If you don’t have an egg white or vegan cocktail foamer, you can also use the aquafaba from your canned chickpeas to get that silky foam on top.
Created from a combination of ten botanicals, including juniper berries from Tuscany, which are vapour infused for delicate extraction. This process results in elegant aromas and complex flavours that are clean and balanced with a crisp finish.
Empress Rosé 75
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1½ oz. Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin
- ¾ oz. Rose Syrup
- ½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 4 oz. Sparkling Rosé
- Dried Roses
Add gin, rose syrup, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir to mix well. Strain into a champagne flute, and top off with your favourite sparkling rosé.
Tip: Best serve in a stemmed flute. Enhance the visual appeal with dried roses and edible gold foil.
Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin
This delicate spirit has a rich aroma, and a surprisingly understated floral palate all complemented by citrus and spice notes, with a hint of sweetness.
To make it, you’ll need:
- Lemon Wedge, for rimming glasses
- Coarse Pink Salt, for rimming glasses
- 3 oz. Pink Rose lemonade
- 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- ½ oz. Triple Sec
- 1 ½ oz. Tequila
- Lemon slices, for garnish
- Fresh Mint garnish
Rub a lemon wedge around the rim of your glass, then dip the rim into salt. Add ice, pink lemonade, lemon juice, triple sec, and tequila to each glass. Stir to combine. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice and fresh mint.
Tip: Use a rocks glass for a casual and refreshing presentation.
Teremana Blanco Tequila
This blanco tequila has notes of bright citrus with a smooth, fresh finish.
Meaghers Triple Sec
This fresh, orangey, aromatic liqueur balances bitter and sweet flavours and finishes warm and smooth. A natural in cocktails, it can also be enjoyed chilled.
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