2/11/2013 03:00:00 PM

Valentine's Day Cocktails: Three Drinks to Jump Start a Romance

Earlier we gave you some vino-centric suggestions for Valentine's Day, but let's face it, some of us will be in need of something a little bit stronger. Whether you're having a secret affair or celebrating with your spouse of twenty years, there's a drink for everyone this V-Day. Check out some great cocktail recipes to make this February 14th after the jump.

Dewar's Love Affair
2 parts Dewar's White Label Blended Scotch Whisky
1–2 mixing spoons granulated sugar
2 wedges of lemon
3–4 fresh mint sprigs

Muddle the lemon, fresh mint leaves and sugar in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add Dewar's White Label, shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Top with seltzer and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Dewar's Love & Lust
2 parts Dewar’s 12 Blended Scotch Whisky
1 part cherry liqueur
1 part Martini Roso Vermouth
1 part fresh squeezed orange juice

Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well to mix and chill. Strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Eastern Apple Kiss
2 parts Bombay Sapphire® East Gin
3/4 part Lemon Juice
1/4 part All Spice Dram Liqueur
1/2 part Pressed Apple Juice

Shake and serve frappe. Drizzle 1/2 part Chambord/Creme de Mure over the top. Garnish with 2 blackberries and an apple slice.


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