Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Why not treat the love of your life with a special pink cocktail? Santa Margherita, Sparkling Ice, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and Purity Vodka have recently come up with some delightful cocktail recipes to celebrate the day of love and friendship. Check out the recipes below and be sure to have the ingredients you need on hand for February 14 or any day you’d like to enjoy a thirst quenching drink.
This first recipe requires rosé ice cubes and all you need to make rosé ice cubes is the rosé and an ice cube tray. Other recipes call for more unusual ingredients such as hibiscus flowers packed in syrup, rose petals and Small Hand Foods raspberry gum syrup.
½ Bottle of Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade
8 Rosé Ice Cubes
1 oz lemon juice
Mint, for garnish
Pour rosé into an ice cube tray and place in freezer until frozen. In a blender, combine Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade, rosé cubes and lemon juice. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.
Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Whole hibiscus flowers, packed in syrup
8 tsps of hibiscus syrup used to pack the flowers
Place a whole hibiscus flower in the bottom of glass. Fill glass with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG to ¾” of the rim. Carefully spoon 2 tsps of the hibiscus syrup down the interior side of each glass.
1½ ounces vanilla vodka
1 tsp. simple syrup
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry
Raspberry ice cubes, for garnish
Place raspberry ice cubes in glass and set to the side. In a cocktail shaker, add vanilla vodka, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice- shake. Strain over ice and add Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry.
Rose Petal Rosé
1 bottle of Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé
Pink rose petals
Pour glass of Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé. Place a pink rose petal on top and serve.
Sweet and Sparkly Champagne
3 oz champagne, chilled
1 oz Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade
Fill champagne flutes with champagne and Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade. Place a small 2″ piece of cotton candy on top of glass as a garnish. Push the cotton candy into the glass for a fun disappearing effect.
Recipe Credit: Bruce Cost Ginger Ale
0.75 oz lemon juice
0.75 oz Small Hand Foods raspberry gum syrup
1.5 oz Plymouth gin
4 oz Bruce Cost Ginger Ale Original
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice, garnish as desired.
Purity Berry H2O
4 Parts Purity Vodka
3 Parts Berry Water
1 Cup Mixed Berries
1 Long Piece of Lemon Zest
4 Parts distilled or bottled high quality water
Combine the ingredients in a glass pitcher and let sit, refrigerated, for at least 4 hours – or preferable overnight, before serving. Serve the vodka mixed with the Berry Water either shaken and strained or just combined over ice.
The Rosemary Hound
2 Parts Purity Vodka
1 Part Simple Syrup
4 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary Leaves
½ Part Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
2 Slices Ruby Red Grapefruit, for garnish
Place the grapefruit juice, vodka and 1 ounce rosemary simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well to mix. Serve on the rocks, garnished with a grapefruit slice.