Countertop Mixology: Valentine’s Edition
February 12, 2016
Whether you don’t typically do a whole lot when it comes to Valentine’s Day, or celebrate your love in an extravagant way, it’s hard turn down a great cocktail. Well we’ve got you covered. The Love Potion is one part blackberry syrup, one part sparkling wine, with a little bit of love sprinkled in for good measure. And love is in the air with this yummy Red Valentine cocktail which is both tart and sweet and a delightful treat. We hope you enjoy!
FOR THE BLACKBERRY SYRUP
1/3 cup blackberries, plus 8 more for garnish
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
FOR THE COCKTAIL
1 bottle of prosecco or champagne
FOR THE GARNISH
4 sprigs of thyme
1. In a small saucepan, bring the blackberries, water and sugar to a boil. Turn to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain blackberries and let syrup cool.
2. Add 2 tbsp. of syrup to the bottom of each glass. Top with champagne and add in a sprig of thyme and 2 blackberries!
1.5 ounce of Patron silver tequila
1 ounce Organic brand lemonade
splash of Rose’s Red grenadine syrup
red sugar for rim
Pour sugar into a shallow plate or bowl. Wet the rim of glass with the lemon wedge. Dip glass into the sugar. Fill glass with ice. Combine tequila, lemonade, and grenadine into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake for 45 seconds. Strain into the prepared sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with lemon wedge. Enjoy with your sweetheart!
Happy Valentine’s Day!