Festive Valentine’s Day Cocktails
Whether you invite a small group of your friends on Valentine’s Day or if you have a full-out single-mingle, mixing cocktails can be a lot of fun! I find a smaller group of people, you can each create your own signature drink. If you have a designated bartender for a bigger shindig–you can create signature cocktails before and surprise all your guests with Valentine-themed drinks!
Tantalize Your Palate.
Mixed drinks were never my thing but, I found the older that I’ve become, the more I enjoy them. In fact, when I do drink, it’s often a mixed cocktail and I love that you can be so versatile when mixing them. They can be sweet, tart, bitter, minty, nutty–you name it! You have so many options! But, with all mixed drinks, you need a base or a star that will put it over the top!
As aforementioned, I am definitely a once-in-a-while, weekend sipper but, I fell in love with how well this vodka mixed into drinks. It does have a kick to it but, I love how you can turn something so manly (it will put hairs on your chest) and lighten it up for us lady folk. Even the manliest men are known to have a cocktail once in a while, right? I’ve assembled some fun drinks that would kick up your Valentine’s Day Cocktail party a few notches.
This is a fruity cocktail, that hits the spot--just like Cupid's Arrow. You'll find fruity flavors with a zing of tartness and freshness of mint.
- 2.5 oz of Luksusowa Vodka
- 4 oz of Cranberry Juice
- 1/2 oz of Grenandine
- 1/2 oz of Lime Juice
- 3 Leaves of Mint
- 3 Blackberries for Garnish
- Oz Measuring Cup
- Cocktail Shaker
- Take ingredients minus the blackberries and place in cocktail shaker.
- Add ice.
- Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Add blackberries.
- Serve and enjoy!
Yes, it is strong and burly–like lots of our men that we love. Even the bottle is big and square!
While the boys can have theirs neat, we can enjoy delicious cocktails on the day of love with Luksusowa. Heck, some of us ladies may like it neat too, right?
What kind of drinks do you enjoy on Valentine’s Day?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.