This is the season of love and it is a usual practice to give flowers, chocolates and gifts to your partner but don’t you want to sweep your girl off her feet? Whether you’re in the sweet, new romantic phase of your relationship, or if you’ve decided to spice things up, whether the relationship is solid and old as gold or wild, new and shaken, there’s a cocktail for each of you. Get ready to celebrate your love with these hand-crafted cocktails by Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador, Jamie Walker. From romantic red concoctions to sophisticated sips, here are a few love-inspired tipples that are worth a toast. (ALSO SEE 5 single malt cocktail recipes)
Lovely and light with a slight crispness delivered from the addition of the champagne, this cocktail is the perfect addition to a romantic dinner for those newly in love. The subtle fresh and citrus notes of Tanqueray No. 10 are perfectly complemented by the sweet and tangy flavors of the rose syrup and lime juice.
45ml Tanqueray No10
10ml Rose syrup
10ml fresh Lemon juice
20ml Litchi juice
Add all ingredients apart from the champagne into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake hard. Double strain it into a chilled champagne flute and top with champagne. Garnish it with rose petals or orange twist.
A rich, smoky and solid cocktail, this concoction is a toast to couples who have spent many years with their loved ones. The acidity from the apple cider vinegar cuts through the salted star anise syrup and helps marry the classic maritime flavors of the Talisker throughout the drink. (ALSO READ 5 Cocktail Recipes by The Beer Café that You Can Make in Minutes).
50ml Talisker 10YO
10ml Salted Star Anise syrup
5 dashes Apple Cider Vinegar
10 ml Apple juice
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass and serve over a large ice block in a rocks glass. Garnish it with apple slices and Star Anise
Cîroc Chocolate Kiss
Ciroc Chocolate Kiss
Tall and elegant, the Cîroc marries perfectly with the sweetness from the Crème De Cacao. Perfect for those of you who view your significant other through a beautiful rose-colored lens. You’re truly, madly, deeply in love and can’t imagine life without your better half. Enjoy Cîroc’s Sweet Chocolate Kiss with your loved one.
30 ml Cîroc vodka
30 ml Crème De Cacao
Shake all ingredients with cubed ice and double strain into a chilled martini glass.