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Romantic Red Drinks To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2014

in Dates,Lake Geneva,Romance

Planning a special Valentine’s Day dinner or event?  We did a bit of searching on the internet and came up with a few red drink recipes for you to try out on your special someone!  Also please note that not all of these have alcohol.

Rasmopolitan

A modified Cosmopolitan, this cocktail also calls for raspberry-flavored vodka and sweet black-raspberry liqueur.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce(s) (2 tablespoons) citrus-flavored vodka
  • 1 ounce(s) (2 tablespoons) raspberry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 ounce(s) (1 tablespoon) Chambord
  • 1 tablespoon(s) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Simple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cranberry juice
  • Raspberries, for garnish

Directions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add vodkas, Chambord, lime juice, simple syrup, and cranberry juice. Shake or stir until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with raspberries; serve.

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Raspberry Chocolate Kiss Cocktail

This romantic raspberry-chocolate cocktail, from chef Michael Schulson, is the perfect apertif for a Valentine’s Day celebration.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup(s) 1/4 cup(s) vodka
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cranberry juice
  • 3 chocolate cookies, finely crushed, such as Nabisco Famous Wafers
  • 10 raspberries
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Fill a shallow dish with enough simple syrup to just cover the bottom. Place crushed cookies into another shallow dish. Invert a martini glass into simple syrup and then immediately into crushed cookies to coat the rim of the glass.
  2. Place raspberries in a cocktail shaker; crush with a muddler. Add simple syrup and muddle again. Add vodka and cranberry juice; fill shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into prepared martini glass. Serve immediately.

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Raspberry Coolers

Use raspberries as the base for an aromatic syrup, and combine with seltzer for a refreshing sip. A few tablespoons of the mixture also enlivens white wine, vodka, and iced or hot tea.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pint(s) raspberries
  • 1/4 cup(s) sugar
  • 3 cup(s) seltzer
  • 1 lemon, sliced 1/4 inch thick (optional)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped, pod reserved; or 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions

  1. Combine raspberries, sliced lemon (if using), vanilla bean, and sugar in a double boiler or heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Cook, stirring, until raspberries have released most of their juices, about 12 minutes.
  2. Strain through a fine sieve, pressing gently with the back of a spoon; discard solids. Let cool. Pour 1/4 cup syrup into each of 3 ice-filled glasses. Top each with 1 cup seltzer. Serve with lemon wedges.
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Cherry Bombs

Made with grenadine and seltzer, the cherry bomb evokes the Shirley Temple that used to make you feel grown-up.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup(s) grenadine
  • 1 liter(s) clear citrus soda or seltzer
  • 18 maraschino cherries

Directions

  1. Place 2 cups water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add grenadine; stir to combine. Pour mixture into two ice-cube trays. Freeze until solid, 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Fill six glasses with grenadine ice cubes. Top with soda. Garnish with cherries, and serve.

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    The above recipes were taken from www.delish.com.  If you have a favorite red drink recipe, send it to us and we might be able to use it in a blog post!

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