Valentines Day Cocktails

Impressing your significant other doesn’t have to be hard or cost too much money this Valentines Day. A nice handcrafted cocktail can help set the mood for romance or put a nice cap on the evening. Here are a few easy and romantic drinks that you can easily make at home without breaking the bank.

Rob Roy Cocktail 

Rob Roy MacGregor was the George Clooney of early 18th century Scotland. He had style, he had taste. Guys admired his outlaw ways and he drove the ladies wild. The Rob Roy is much like a Manhattan but calls for blended Scotch instead of Rye.

- Cracked ice, for cocktail shaker
- 2 ounces Blended Scotch
- 1 ounce vermouth
- Dash of Angostura bitters
- Garnish: Lemon twist

The Vieux Carré

Is pure Old New Orleans and was invented at the city’s famed Carousel Bar. This cognac and rye whiskey cocktail packs a powerful punch and is delightfully complex.

.75 oz Rye whiskey
.75 oz Cognac
.75 oz Noilly Prat Rouge Vermouth
1 tsp Bénédictine
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Between The Sheets

This provocatively-named cocktail dates back to Prohibition and amps up the classic Sidecar formula with an extra glug of rum. Don’t turn your back on the Between the Sheets—it may seem charming at first sip, but its double dose of spirits can easily sneak up on you.

- 1 oz Blended Scotch
- 1 oz Triple sec
- 1 oz Light rum
- .25 oz Fresh lemon juice
- Garnish: Flamed orange peel

Bourbon Old Fashioned 

It’s been said that the original cocktail contains sugar, bitters, whiskey and water. This variation, made by cocktail legend Dale Degroff, adds muddled fruit and soda water for a lighter, fruitier taste.

  • 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 tsp Sugar (or 2 sugar cubes)
  • 1 Orange wheel
  • 1 Maraschino cherry
  • 1 splash Club soda
  • 2 oz Bourbon
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