Are you cooking her a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day? Great drinks can compliment your meal, and it gives you a chance to impress her with your cocktail skills.
Not sure what to make? We’ve got you covered, with a variety of drink recipes that are sure to please. And don’t be afraid to have fun with the cocktails you create, with embellishments like heart-shaped fruits or chocolate covered strawberries.
- 1 part Portón
- ½ part raspberry puree
- ½ part lemon juice
- ½ part cranberry juice
- ½ part sugar cane
- Fresh thyme
- Champagne float
- Fresh raspberry for garnish
- Lemon peel twist for garnish
Shake all ingredients and strain in to champagne flute – top with champagne float, skewered raspberry and lemon peel twist.
Cruzan Valentine Sparkler
- 1 ½ parts Cruzan Aged Light Rum
- ½ part Vanilla Simple Syrup
- ½ part Unsweetened Fresh Cranberry Juice
- 4 parts Sparkling Wine
Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute and stir twice. Garnish with an orange peel cut in the shape of a heart.
- 2 parts BACARDÍ Superior rum
- ½ part sloe gin
- 2 parts red currants
- ½ part freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ part vanilla syrup
Using a muddler (or bar spoon) roughly crush the redcurrants in the base of a cocktail shaker then pour in the other ingredients. Give it all a good, hard shake then fine strain the mixture into a chilled glass.
- 2 oz. Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila
- 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
- 1 1/2 oz. Fresca
Pour all the ingredients (except for Fresca) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with Fresca and garnish with a Grapefruit
Baker’s Beau & Arrow
- 1 part Baker’s Bourbon
- ¼ part JDK & Sons O3
- ¼ part Chili Liqueur
- 2 dashes Bittermen’s Habanero Hellfire Shrub
- 2 dashes Chocolate Molé Bitters
- Sparkling red wine or rosé
Combine Baker’s Bourbon, JDK & Sons O3, chili liqueur and bitters in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and top with sparkling red wine or rosé. Garnish with a long orange twist.
- 1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
- ¾ Part Apple Cider
- 2 Parts Water
- ¾ Part Cinnamon Syrup *
- 1 Part Lemon Juice
- 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Combine all ingredients together and serve. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and an apple wedge. Can be served hot or cold.
*To make cinnamon syrup: Mix together 1 part sugar, 1 part water and 4 crushed cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil (approximately 1-2 minutes). Once cooled down, strain into a glass.
- 1 oz. Wild Turkey Bourbon 101
- 1/2 oz. Peach Liqueur
- 3 dashes bitters
Combine Bourbon, peach liqueur and bitters in Champagne coup and top off with Champagne.
- 2 parts CRUZ Reposado Tequila
- 3 parts Choco-vine, Chocolate Wine
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass, garnish with chocolate sauce and cinnamon.
Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Bud Light Kicks Off The Football Season With Two New ‘Dilly Dilly’ Spots
I don’t know about you, but I just cannot get enough of those hilarious Bud Light Dilly Dilly commercials. And lucky for us, Bud Light is back with two new “Dilly Dilly” ads to celebrate the long-awaited return of the NFL football season.
Bud Lights For Everyone:
During the college football kickoff weekend, Bud Light previewed this spot, which depicts our regal King gifting his kingdom’s loyal habitants with his favorite light lager, Bud Light, when one of the pub patrons asks for a mead. The ad highlights the one friend in every group who tries to show off their sophisticated palette, even when it contradicts the group’s preference.
This commercial introduces two new characters from the neighboring kingdom, Count and Countess Pamplemousse. The Pamplemousse’s represent the snobby friends you always seem to invite to a party. Royal Affair celebrates Bud Light as the light lager of choice for a large group of friends (and foes).
Here’s hoping that these two are just the first in a long line of Dilly Dilly commercials that run throughout the season!
Busch Light Gets In On The Pumpkin Spice Latte Craze With ‘Busch Latte’
Last week, Starbucks announced that they were bringing back their Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Busch Light wasted no time in getting in on the action by temporarily rebranding Busch Light as Busch Latte, and sharing a photo of the new can on Twitter.
As expected, Twitter lost their collective minds, with people rushing out to score some Busch Latte of their very own. The only problem? It’s not real. No, it’s just a clever marketing stunt that pokes fun at the PSL craze. Well played Busch Light!
But they didn’t stop there. In addition to the photoshopped Busch Latte cans on Twitter, they also rolled out a series of mobile #BuschLatte billboards in St Louis, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, parking outside of various Starbucks for the ultimate in trolling.
While you can’t get your hands on any physical Busch Latte cans, you can snag some sweet Busch Latte merch here, with a selection of shirts and coozies to choose from.
Here’s hoping that AB actually released some Busch Latte cans, as I’d definitely buy them! 🙂
Bud Light Victory Fridges To Reward Fans Upon Cleveland Browns’ First Win
To say that the Cleveland Browns have been on a losing streak would be putting it mildly. The team has only won a single game in the past two seasons. In fact, Johnny Manziel was the last quarterback to win a game for the Browns. Pretty crazy, right?
Bud Light believes in the Browns though, and to show their support they’ve rolled out a bunch of Victory Fridges across various Cleveland watering holes, filled with ice-cold Bud Light. The only catch? These fridges are currently locked.
Featuring a smart-technology, all of the Victory Fridges will simultaneously unlock after the Browns capture their first regular-season victory and snap their winless streak, giving fans 21 and over the chance to enjoy the sweet taste of victory together. Dilly Dilly!
“The Bud Light Browns ‘Victory Fridge’ is a fun way to celebrate and reward a fanbase that has never wavered in enthusiasm or dedication for their team no matter what happens. We’re proud to show our support for Cleveland, and we’re always looking to bring NFL fans and friends together for memorable experiences. It’s going to be fun to be part of the celebration when the team earns their first victory of the season,” said Andy Goeler, Vice-President of Marketing, Bud Light.
Here’s hoping that Bud Light has a good shelf life, because I just don’t see the Browns’ losing streak ending anytime soon. 🙂