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4 pink cocktail recipes to spice up your Valentine’s Day

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You have the outfit picked out, the restaurant selected, and the time set — but why not start the evening with a delicious, romantic cocktail?

These Valentine’s Day pink cocktails will add a lovely touch to your date night. Here are three easy-to-mix cocktails you can make at home for the month of love.

Metropolitan

Glass: Coupe, chilled

Ingredients

  • 45ml brandy
  • 25ml sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters
  • Dash of simple syrup

Garnish: Fresh cherries

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Method

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and combine all the ingredients. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Drape a pair of fresh cherries over the side of the glass.

New England fizz

Glass: Champagne flute

Ingredients

  • 30ml white rum
  • 15ml maple syrup
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice
  • 2 bar spoons cranberry jam
  • 2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • Top with bubbles

Garnish: fresh or dried cranberries

Method

Place all of the ingredients in a shaker, except for the bubbles. Shake with ice and double strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with fresh or dried cranberries.

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Premium pink cocktail

Ingredients

  • 20ml premium gin
  • 25ml Nettari strawberry syrup
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • Top up with soda or sparkling water

Garnish: Slice of lemon and rose petals

Method

  • Place the first three ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well.
  • Strain into a Champagne saucer and top up with soda or sparkling water and crushed ice.
  • Serve with a slice of lemon and/or rose petals

Hurricane

Glass: Highball

Ingredients

  • 50ml rum
  • 25ml orange juice
  • 25ml pineapple juice
  • 25ml passion fruit syrup
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 10ml grenadine

Garnish: orange slice, pineapple leaves, and an edible flower

Method

Shake all ingredients except the Angostura aromatic bitters. Add ice to a highball glass and strain mix over ice.

Float Angostura aromatic bitters on top to taste.

This article was originally published on IOL.

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