Valentine Cocktails 2010

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

tongue-tied.jpgThe brands have been busy creating new cocktails you can share with your sweetie.

Tongue Tied

1 ½ oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 ½ oz Skyy Infusions Cherry
Splash of grenadine

Shake X-Rated and Skyy Infusions Cherry over ice. Strain into a martini glass. Slowly add a dash of Grenadine so that it sinks to the bottom.
Garnish with a cherry with a knotted stem.

Hopeless RomantiX

1 ½ oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
2 oz Prosecco or Champagne
¼ oz lemon juice
¼ oz orange (1 wedge)
¼ oz pineapple (a few chunks)

Muddle pineapple, orange and lemon. Add prosecco and X-Rated Fusion
liqueur. Strain and serve in a highball glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

X-Rated Passion

2 oz X-Rated Fusion liqueur
2 oz Skyy Infusions Passion Fruit
Splash of club soda

Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lime.

Love EliXir

1 oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 ½ oz Skyy vodka
1 oz Orange juice
1 oz Pineapple juice
½ oz Grenadine

Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lemon twist.

The Skyy Violet

Created by Jon Gasparini of Rye on the Road

1 ½ oz Skyy vodka
¾ oz crème de violette
3 oz Dry Sparkling Wine (such as Drusian Prosecco)
3 dashes Fee Brothers or Angostura Orange Bitters

Stir Skyy vodka, Orange Bitters and Creme de Violette with ice. Strain into Champagne coup or flute and top with Prosecco. Top with zest of an orange and garnish with orange twist.

Love Letter

Created by Adam Wilson of Beretta

1 oz Campari
1 oz freshly-squeezed lime juice
¾ oz Cointreau
¼ oz Maple Syrup (should be 1:1 with water)
¼ oz Small Hand Grenadine
3 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters

Shake. Add Soda. Pour over ice in highball. Garnish with a lime zest.

Honest Kiss-tini
Only 90 calories!

1 oz vodka
3 oz Honest Ade cranberry lemonade
A dash of lime juice.

Combine in a mixing glass with ice. Stir with a bar spoon (about a minute) and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

american-rose.jpgAmerican Rose

1 ½ oz Brandy
1/8 oz Grenadine
½ oz Peach (peeled and mashed)
1/8 oz Pernod Absinthe
Champagne to top

Shake ingredients (excluding Champagne) and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with champagne. Optional garnish-peach slice.

Recipes & photos courtesy of  Skyy Spirits, Campari, Honest Tea & Pernod Absinthe.

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