As the season of love steadily approaches, get ready to set the mood with mouthwatering cocktails. From romantic red concoctions to sophisticated sips, here are a few love-inspired libations that are worth a toast. Replicate your love in the form of a drink through these exquisite combinations of extraordinary liquids from United Spirits’ Diageo reserve portfolio. So whether you’re in the sweet, new romantic phase of your relationship, or have decided to spice things up; whether the relationship is solid and old as gold or wild, new and shaken; there’s a cocktail for each of you. Find a drink to match your love type, this Valentine’s Day.
Ciroc’s Sweet Chocolate Kiss
Perfect for those of you who view your significant other through a beautiful rose colored lens. You’re truly, madly, deeply in love and can’t imagine life without your better half. Enjoy Ciroc’s Sweet Chocolate Kiss with your loved one.
Glassware: Martini glass
- 30 ml Ciroc
- 30 ml Crème De Cacao
Method: Shake all ingredients with cubed ice and double strain into a chilled glass.
Ciroc Shaken and Served
For all of you who are in a new relationship experiencing an assortment of feelings, a cocktail that has a mix of flavours shaken well represents your current predicament truly.
Glassware: Martini glass
- 40 ml Ciroc Berry
- 15 ml stirrings Triple Sec Liqueur
- 30 ml Cranberry juice
- 20 ml fresh lime juice
- 1 piece lime wheel
Method: Refrigerate any glass, if possible a martini glass, for an hour before pouring your drink. Combine all the ingredients with ice in a (coffee) shaker. Shake it well and strain it into the chilled martini glass. Add a lime wheel to garnish.
Scotch Rocks Solid
Raise a toast of this solid drink to celebrate the many years you have spent thus far with your loved one. Enjoy the classic and iconic Black Label whisky with just two cubes of ice to avoid over-dilution, and enjoy the drink for what it is – rock solid, much like your relationship.
Glassware: Short glass
- 50 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
- 2 cubes of ice
Method: Pour Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky into a glass filled with two ice cubes.
Red Hot Bloody Mary
Add a dash of spice to this favorite with a few drops of Tabasco! This red drink is as hot as your love – passionate, with a hint of spice.
Glassware: Tall glass
- 30 ml Ciroc vodka
- 1 teaspoon sea salt and pepper
- ¾ cup spicy tomato juice
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 dash of tabasco
Method: Salt the rim of a tall glass. To do so, pour salt onto a small plate, moisten the rim of the glass on a damp towel and press into the salt. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
In a cocktail mixer full of ice, combine the vodka, tomato juice, tabasco, salt and pepper. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass. Garnish with a stalk of celery.