Valentine’s Day Cocktail Ideas

February 11, 2015 Wes Holland

rokz Cranberry Infusion Product

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you have a fabulous night on the town planned or an intimate dinner planned at home, a cocktail will definitely be in order during the evening. rokz, a company specializing in innovative cocktails, has brought us some concoctions that will be perfect for the upcoming occasion. rokz is all about bringing you the ingredients and tools to make beautiful craft cocktails at home…what could be better?

I love the range of rokz products that lets you infuse various flavors with your favorite brand of whiskey or vodka, meaning you get to use the liquor you prefer. Additionally, the flavored salts really tie the recipes all together and make a great presentation.

 

Below are some great picks that you can try shaking up this Valentine’s Day:

 

Ultimate Cosmo Martini
Ingredients
1.5 ounces rokz cranberry infused vodka
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 ounce triple sec
.5 ounce fresh lime juice. Shake, strain into a sugar rimmed glass and enjoy!

Infuse your favorite vodka with rokz cran infusion. Rim a chilled glass with rokz cranberry sugar. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass.

Wintry Cosmo Cocktail
Wintery Cosmo

This recreates the signature cocktail by adding spicy caramel tones and a touch of chili.
Ingredients
2 ounces rokz cranberry infused spiced rum
1 oz triple sec
1.5 oz cranberry juice
.25 oz lime juice
Garnish: rokz sweet heat cocktail sugar rim

Infuse your favorite-spiced rum with rokz cranberry infusion.
Rim a chilled glass with rokz sweet heat cocktail sugar. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain over a couple of large ice cubes. Enjoy!

 

And for those of you that may enjoy something very light and refreshing, the below which is reminiscent of warm weather and summer caught my eye:

Spring Breeze Cocktail

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Ingredients
1.5 ounces cranberry infused vodka
3 ounces cranberry juice
1.5 ounces grapefruit juice
lime
garnish: citrus petals sugar rim, slice of lime
Infuse your favorite vodka with rokz cranberry infusion. Combine vodka, cranberry and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Rim a tall glass with rokz citrus petals and sugar and fill with ice. Strain the mixture into the glass and add a squeeze of lime.

 Images: Rokz

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