Looking for festive cocktail recipes or gift recommendations for that special someone this Valentine’s Day?
Cruzan Rum has all the bases covered this year with cocktails for her and him, as well as the perfect libation if you’re celebrating with girlfriends or heading out on the town!
Cruzan® Valentine Sparkler
1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Aged Light Rum
1/2 part Vanilla Simple Syrup
1/2 part Unsweetened Fresh Cranberry Juice
4 parts Sparkling Wine
Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute and stir twice. Garnish with an orange peel cut in the shape of a heart.
Cruzan® Smitten Sidecar
2 parts Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum
1 part triple sec
Splash of lemon juice
Combine ingredients and shake with ice in a mixing glass until chilled. Stir in and pour into a cocktail glass. (The sugar-rim is optional)
TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS:
Cruzan® Cinngle Lady
1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Black Strap Rum
1 part Cruzan® Velvet Cinn
1/2 part Coco Lopez® Cream of Coconut
Combine all over crushed ice and stir. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.
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WHEN YOU’RE OUT ON THE TOWN
Meehan’s Black Flip
2 parts Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
1½ parts Cruzan® Black Strap Rum
½ part Demerara Syrup
1 Whole Egg
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and swirl to decarbonate beer. Dry shake, shake with ice, and strain into a chilled fizz glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Contributed by Jeff Bell, New York City mixologist