Love is in the air: Special Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Every year Valentine’s day rolls around and it’s either a highlight or sore-spot for some depending on where you are in your love life cycle. But I think we can all agree, no matter your situation, there’s always room for a drink to celebrate or to comfort you during tough times. That’s why we’re sharing a few special Valentine’s Day cocktails in honor of cupids day of recognition featuring Bacardi Rum, and a special cocktail for those in the Dallas metro area!

Bacardi Old Cuban

Valentine's Day Cocktails

·         2 oz. BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Rum

·         2½ oz. Martini & Rossi® Prosecco

·         4 mint leaves

·         1 oz. simple syrup

·         1 oz. lime juice

·         2 dashes of bitters

Combine all the ingredients (except prosecco) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain, and top with prosecco. Garnish with a mint leaf float.

BACARDÍ Darling Daiquiri

Valentine's Day Cocktails·         1 ½ oz. BACARDÍ Superior Rum

·         ¾ oz. lime juice

·         ½ oz. Martini & Rossi® Fiero

·         ½ oz. grapefruit juice

·         ¼ oz. Maraschino liqueur

·         Lime wheel as garnish

Combine all ingredients into a mixing tin. Add ice and shake. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a lime wheel.

The French Kiss [ Courtesy of Fairmont Dallas]

Valentine's Day Cocktails

In the Dallas area? Fairmont Dallas has whipped up something special for those looking for love (in all the wrong places?) The French Kiss cocktail is the perfect toast to the holiday featuring Empress 1908 Gin, Lamarca prosecco, simple syrup, and a dash of lemon juice that transforms the butterfly pea infused gin from indigo to a lush violet. Empress 1908 Gin hails from a jewel in the crown of Fairmont hotels, the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. Infused with butterfly pea blossom, the indigo gin balances the traditional citrus notes of the spirit with a herbal earthiness. The Empress Hotel, known as “Canada’s Castle on the Coast”, is an icon of elegance with a modern twist, thus the inspiration for the French Kiss cocktail at Fairmont Dallas’ Lobby Bar. Located in the heart of Dallas’ Arts District, the Lobby Bar is the perfect spot for a nightcap after perusing priceless works of art at the Dallas Museum of Art, strolling through the AT&T Discovery District, or enjoying the sounds of the city at Klyde Warren Park, all just a few blocks away from the Fairmont. If you’re in the Dallas area, make sure to stop by for a French Kiss this w

Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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