Valentine’s Day Drinks
Oh, how we love to celebrate holidays. Don’t we? And even though New Year’s is barely six weeks behind us, it’s time for another round of festive specialty cocktails and drinks that commemorate the day of love and romance. From the Chocolate Cherry Cha-Cha and Romance Candy-tini, to the reddish-pink cordial Soft Love that tastes like bananas and cherries we’ve got your Valentine’s drinks right here – even some kid-friendly recipes for the wee ones!
His and Hers Cocktails
In a romantic version of the classic mimosa drink, the Pomosa is a mix of red pomegranate juice and champagne. That’s really as simple as it gets with ½ cup of bubbly and 2 tablespoons of juice for a nice, non-acidic alternative. Unless you want to top it off with pomegranate seeds!
All Recipes has a collection of chocolate, cherry, strawberry and even this His-n-Hers cocktails recipe featuring two great drinks “that taste even better after a kiss!” The guy’s cocktail uses vanilla vodka and hazelnut liqueur, while the girl’s drink features raspberry vodka and crème de cacao. We won’t giveaway all the secret ingredients, but they’re definitely a festive combination for before or après dinner!
For 25 more Valentine’s cocktails, go to Mix That Drink and find one that matches your taste buds and personality from the Green Fairy and the Strawberry Blonde, to the Monopoly Cocktail – a fascinating blend of black currant, cranberry and strawberry. If you like your drinks non-alcoholic, they have a page for plenty of non-drinker recipes that are fun and festive, too!
Sangria and More
From the Stone Fruit Rose Sangria, to the Il Palio and Moradita, the recipes form Saveur are exotic, imaginative and mouth-watering! Mostly ruby-red, but there are a few barely pink drinks in the mix, these recipes appropriate the best of rhubarb, watermelon, plums – if you can find them, plus grapes, blueberries and pears!
Cosmopolitan finds 28 ways to mix your favorite alcohol – vodka, whiskey, champs or tequila, into cocktail recipes for plenty of Valentine’s inspiration.
And since Valentine’s Day is not just for adults, here are a few delicious drink recipes for the littles. Kid-friendly drinks like a Cherry Vanilla Float, Red Velvet Hot Chocolate, Jello Fizzy Drinks and Raspberry Sherbet Party Punch are just a few of the yummy treats you can make for tender taste buds.
Chill Valentine’s Music
And to add to the ambience of the romantic holiday, turn on the sounds perfect for Valentine’s Day Night with this collection of St. Valentine Lounge, chill music on Amazon. With selections like Romantic Dinner to St. Valentine, you’re sure to find your favorites, or tune in Pandora’s Love Songs and just let them transport you to your fondest head space.
Out on the Town
And you know, Castle Rock has some great restaurants for a romantic date night – so close and cozy and perfect for Valentine’s Day-Night, or a getaway evening or anniversary celebration. Union American Bistro on South Wilcox has consistently been voted best in Castle Rock by Open Table diners with a scratch menu of inspired dishes using the freshest ingredients. And the Crush Wine Bar on Ambrosia Street in Castle Rock is a family-owned wine bar serving small plates of sliders, mac n’ cheese, a variety of ingenious flatbreads and antipasti and cheese boards for perfect pairings.
Loving Crystal Valley
It’s hard not to love the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! No wonder we’re one of the five fastest growing communities in the state! We’re close to recreational and entertainment attractions and the homes are amazing, too! Come check out the models from Richmond American Homes, Kauffman Homes and D.R. Horton – ranch and two-story designs, priced from the $300s.