Treat Your Valentine to these Cocktails & Gifts from Lillet, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Milagro Tequila, & Hendrick’s Gin

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, check out these fun and festive cocktail recipes, as well as gift ideas from Lillet, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Milagro Tequila, and Hendrick’s Gin, all of which are sure to win over that special someone.

Cheers!

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The Sparkling Rose

The Sparkling Rose
The Sparkling Rose

1.5 parts Milagro Silver
.25 parts Simple Syrup
.5 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
.75 parts Watermelon Juice
2 parts Rose Sparkling Wine
Garnish: 1 Lemon Twist

Combine all ingredients, except sparkling wine, in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake, strain, and pour into a champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Pink Sunrise

1 raw sugar cube
Bittermens Boston Bitters (or grapefruit bitters)
2 parts chilled Lillet rose
2 parts chilled champagne
Grapefruit twist

Build like a classic champagne cocktail: Add sugar cube to the bottom of a coupe glass and soak sugar just through with Boston bitters. Pour Lillet Rose over sugar cube and top with champagne. Garnish with grapefruit twist.

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Edinburgh Rose

Hendrick's Edinburgh Rose
Hendrick’s Edinburgh Rose

1 oz Hendrick’s Gin (Note: Hendrick’s is infused with rose petals, adding another rose-centric layer to this one!)
4-6 fresh raspberries
1 oz lychee juice
½ oz organic raspberry
Rose Cordial
Champagne

Shake it all with LOVE and double strain into a flute. Top up with champagne. Garnish with a raspberry.
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Cupid’s Bow

Cupid's Bow
Cupid’s Bow

2 parts Jean de Lillet
1 part Drambuie
10 drops Ardbeg scotch
10 drops rosewater
Lemon twist
Rose petal
Build first four ingredients in a rocks glass and give a quick stir with fresh ice. Express lemon twist oils over cocktail. Garnish with a white rose petal.
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The Birds and the Bees

The Bird's & the Bees
The Bird’s & the Bees

1 pt Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur ($34.99 at select retailers)
.5 pt honey flavored vodka
2 pts plain almond milk
.5 pt fresh lemon juice
.5 pt fresh, organic egg whites*
.25 pt honey syrup (1:1)
1 bar spoon rose water
Glass: coupe or martini
Garnish: 1 edible** rose petal
Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and dry shake to emulsify the egg whites. Add ice and hard shake until frothy and chilled. Fine strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass and garnish with a single, edible rose petal
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BOTTLES

Lillet has 2 delicious products that are sure to put a smile on any cocktail or wine-lovers’ face. Whether you need to stop by the local liquor store and pick up a bottle of Lillet Rosé (SRP: $19.99) or the extra special, limited-edition Jean de Lillet 2010 ($39.99), Lillet is the perfect romantic aperitif, best served chilled, on ice or in a cocktail. Jean de Lillet 2010 is a vintage created using the grapes of only the best Sauterne years in Bordeaux – and aged to produce deeper, rounder characteristics- available at www.astorwines.com

Glass of SBR Anejo

SBR Anejo
SBR Anejo

This Valentine’s Day, give your loved one the gift of Tequila with Milagro Select Barrel Reserve. Perfect for gifting both men and women, Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Añejo is aged in American and French oak barrels and boasts an intriguing mixture of sweetness and oak that’s smooth, full-bodied and pairs perfectly with chocolate. Its vanilla and caramel notes can be enjoyed straight up, on the rocks, with dark chocolate shavings. The striking bottle is inspired by the beauty of the agave plant itself; each Select Barrel Reserve is packaged in hand-crafted glass bottles with an agave featured within the bottle. SRP: $98.99. Milagro Select Bottle Reserve is also available in Silver ($52.99) and Reposado ($56.99).

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