February 14th is just a week away, and while we continue to brave the (hopefully) final stretch of COVID-19 at home, we can celebrate our loved ones with a heart-warming Valentine’s Day celebration right from the comfort of the couch. If you’re celebrating with your other half, there’s no better year to do it big with an ultra-romantic, at-home date night. To set the mood, ditch the WFH sweats, put on a sultry playlist, and break out the bar cart to whip up these sexy cocktails:
· Get sparks flying with the Flame of Love, a 1970’s classic that uses dry Fino sherry to complement to the hearty notes of Grey Goose vodka, leaving a sip that will keep you wanting more.
· If your sweetheart prefers dark liquor, try the D’USSE Between the Sheets. With the rich flavor of D’USSE Cognac accentuated by woody rum and citrus notes, this flirtatious cocktail will please the senses.
· For a cocktail that’s as fun as it is delicious, there’s no competing with the Passionfruit Martini. Combining delicious vanilla and passion fruit flavors with smooth Grey Goose vodka and a shot of celebratory Champagne, the Passionfruit Martini will send hearts racing.
· If you’re toasting with girlfriends this year, do it right with top shelf cocktails to make for an unforgettable evening. Treat yourself to a classic: a Dirty Martini, crafted with the best vodka on the bar cart. Made with just two ingredients, you can easily mix a batch for the whole pod.
Flame of Love
2 oz Grey Goose vodka
¼ oz Fino sherry
Method: Stir the spirits into a cocktail shaker. Strain into a well-chilled glass. Set aflame an orange zest over the drink, then use as a garnish.
D’USSE Between The Sheets
1 oz D’USSE VSOP
½ oz Bacardi superior
½ oz orange liqueur
½ oz honey
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
1 pinch of Cayenne pepper powder
Method: Shaken vigorously with ice, strain in a coupette or enjoy over crushed ice.
2 oz Grey Goose vodka
2/3 oz Olive Brine
2 Mediterranean Olives
Method: Pit four olives and muddle with the olive brine in the base of a Boston glass. Add Grey Goose vodka. Top with cubed ice and stir. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a pair of Mediterranean olives.
2 oz Grey Goose La Vanille vodka
1 oz Passion Fruit Liqueur
2 ½ oz Passion Fruit Puree
2 flat bar spoons of Homemade Vanilla Sugar
1 Shot of Champagne on the Side
Method: Fill a cocktail shaker with ingredients and shake for 20 seconds. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with half a passion fruit. Serve with a shot of champagne on the side.