This post comes to us courtesy of Samantha Hobbs Chulick, blogger at Cashmere Fog.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to honor the “holiday of love” with a few of Cupid’s favorite cocktails. When it comes to the most romantic day of the year, two colors come to my mind: pink and red.
The color pink represents both femininity and delicate charm. To make your evening blush, I have two suggestions – the “Tickled Pink” cocktail which blends gin with some Angostura bitters and a refreshing rosé spritzer.
Fiery and flamboyant, red is a color that incites passion. Make a flute of Champagne go rouge with a couple dashes of rose syrup, creating a fragrantly festive and boldly hued concoction. This February, show your sweetie how you feel by mixing up one of the below cocktails. Cheers!
Tickled Pink Cocktail
This drink will get you thinking pink!
2 ounces gin
3 to 4 dashes Angostura bitters
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serves 1.
This wine-centric cocktail says “I love you” with style.
4 ounces rosé wine
4 ounces sparkling water
Mix wine and sparkling water together over ice. Pour into a wine glass and serve. Serves 1.
Rosy Champagne Cocktail
This cocktail is sure to induce scarlet fever!
4 ounces Champagne
2 to 3 dashes rose syrup
Pour champagne into flute. Add a couple splashes of rose syrup and enjoy! Serves 1.
About the author: Samantha is a graduate student studying food & wine writing in the Midwest. Originally from California, her work has appeared in Santa Barbara Magazine, Vox Magazine, The Columbia Missourian, and Farm Journal. She has also been featured on her local NPR station as a wine expert. She believes that every girl should always have a bottle of bubbly in her fridge – in case of emergencies and impromptu celebrations.