Well as most of you know, Valentines day is right around the corner, boy did it get here quick this year. This year Valentines day falls on a Sunday, this coming Sunday as matter of fact, are you prepared for it? Have you gone and got everything you need to let your lover know, how much you love them? Have you gone and bought them a box of chocolates and a card, or perhaps a stuffed animal? You know, that I’m talking to you men out there right? Well you only have five more days to get the job done fellas, otherwise you will end up in the proverbial dog house. And don’t forget to make those dinner reservations, or if you are planning on cooking dinner for a romantic night at home. We are still in the grips of a pandemic after all. Either case, make sure you have plenty of wine this valentine’s day.
This is a very simple cocktail to make, you can not mess this one up, no matter how hard you try too. The perfect cocktail for lovers.
1) 2 ounces of Otello Sparkling Lambrusco
2) 1 ounce of Bourbon of your choosing
3) 1 ounce of Sweet Vermouth
4) 1-2 Dashes of Orange Bitters
To Make; Add all the ingredients into an ice filled Collins glass. Stir together to combine and chill. See I told you this was an easy one to make, not to mention that it a little something for the both of you.
This is everything you need in order to make this enticing cocktail all in one stop. If you can’t score some points with your lover with this cocktail, well, then you must have really screwed things up buddy.
1) 2 ounces of Otello Sparkling Lambrusco
2) 1 ounce of Buffalo Trace Bourbon
3) 1 ounce of Cinzano Rosso Sweet Vermouth
4) 1-2 Dashes of Regans Orange Bitters
To Make; Here is the good news, you already have all of these ingredients ordered. They are the same as for the above cocktail. Add all the ingredients into an ice filled mixing glass, stir together to combine, until chilled. Strain the liquid into a chilled champagne coup glass. Garnish with fresh rosemary and cranberries, Wow, what a sexy cocktail this one is. What do you think?
Spring Sangria Slush:
1) 6 ounces of Absolute Elyx
2) 4 ounces of Pineapple Juice
3) 2 ounces of Fresh Lemon Juice
4) 1/2 a cup of Frozen Raspberries
5) 1/4 of a cup of Frozen Pineapple Chunks
6) Half of a 750 ml Bottle of Grenache Wine
7) A pinch of Freshly Grated Nutmeg
To Make; Combine the wine, fresh lemon juice, nutmeg, half of your pineapple juice in a quart freezer bag and zip closed. Squeeze the bag gently for a couple of seconds to thoroughly combine the contents, and then lay flat inside of the freezer overnight ( or 8 hours ) until frozen. Once frozen remove the bag from the freezer, and use your hands to break up the contents inside the bag until they resemble a slush. Use a large spoon to scoop out the mixture into wine glasses, fill 3/4 the way with your wine mixture. Next combine remaining pineapple juice, Vodka, and the frozen fruit chunks in a cocktail shaker and shake to mix. Pour the juice and Vodka mixture over the frozen wine into your wine glasses. Garnish with additional frozen fruit and serve with a straw, Maybe this cocktail can help to usher in spring. If not, at least you will be plenty warm enough for the night.
I have to apologize, we are currently out of the Grenache Wine, so the link will bring you to another red wine that will work just as well for this recipe.
Rojo Whiskey Sour:
1)2 ounces of Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
2) 2 1/2 ounces of Sour Mix
3) 1/2 ounce of Red Wine
To Make; Mix Whiskey and sour mix in a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake until mixture is cold. Strain into a rocks glass with some fresh ice. Then top off with a floater of the red wine. Serve as is and enjoy. So, make sure you have plenty of wine for valentine’s day.
To A Happy Valentines Day:
I sincerely hope that all of you have a great valentine’s day. Hopefully these cocktails can arm you with a way to show the person you love the most, that you truly do love them. That you are going out of your way to treat them to a good night. While, most other bloggers are trying to sell you a bunch of jewelry that just ends up in the back of the drawer.
I am just trying to help you spread a little love in the world. Alcohol has been helping people fall in love since the first day that it was produced. And thank goodness for that, or this ugly man would have never gotten laid without paying for it. That is actually how I got with my wife back in the day. The night that I decided to call and ask her to go out with me, she was down in her basement with her older brother doing shots of Jack Daniels. So it’s no wonder why she said yes before I could finish asking her out. Just in case you are wondering, no Jack Daniel’s is not my favorite brand of alcohol, that would be reserved for Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Well I won’r bore you anymore.
Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life that you save may very well be your own. sincerely: your friend John D. Have a blessed day my friends.
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