Top 7 Sparkling Wine Cocktails to Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day
After a long January, the month of love is finally here and everyone is all set for Valentine’s Day.
While we are certain that you have all the plans in order to spend the 14th of February with your dear one, there are still some ideas that can make the day even more special.
We have lately been exploring some incredible wine cocktails and are very surprised by how underrated these delicious drinks are. So, why not have them on your date for Valentine’s Day?
A flavorsome liquor in your glass is a fine way to loosen up and spend the day with a great mood. The sparkling wine cocktails are exactly what you need by your side on this Valentine’s Day, the best of which we have listed further in this post.
While choosing the sparkling wine for your cocktail, don’t settle for just any variety. After all, it is not any regular day, it is Valentine’s. An inferior kind of alcohol will not only make your cocktail taste dull, but it will also lead to a bad hangover the next day. A good quality liquor like Don Julio works best in cocktails.
Here are a few sparkling wine cocktails that will spice up your Valentine’s Day.
1. Arnaud’s French 75
Dating back to the 1800s, this historic cocktail concoction is a people’s pleasure. It is a classic that has been making everyone’s time worthwhile for years.
To make: all you need is one part cognac, lemon juice as per taste, and a bottle of good quality champagne to top it all up. Serve the cocktail in a sleek champagne glass, and watch your significant other appreciate every sip of it.
2. Fizzy Lifting Drink
Inspired by Willy Wonka, from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this cocktail is a refreshing, fruity drink, mixed with a dash of spicy ginger, to hit you with all the right notes. It is a drink that you take in slow while having a long and delightful conversation.
To make: Mix one part crème de cassis, with one part ginger liquor with 8 parts of brut champagne. For some extra zing, garnish the drink with a peel of a lemon, and serve it in a chilled champagne flute.
3. Champagne punch
If you’re looking for a cocktail recipe that lets you use ingredients out of your pantry, or those ingredients that you will find in every kitchen, this is the perfect recipe for you. A combination of aromatic herbs and freshness, this is one of the most refreshing cocktails that your partner will savor. This punch is a true conversation-starter.
To make: Add lemon juice, sage leaves and ginger zest in a champagne glass, and fill it with ice-cold sparkling wine. Serve with a couple of lemon wedges.
4. Black Velvet
Black velvet is everyone’s favorite. It is a perfect blend of all things good, all the way from Ireland. It is customizable as per taste and is a novelty drink, a favorite of the Irish.
In our opinion, Black Velvet is no less than a Valentine’s Day present for her, but of course, buying her a beautiful bag that she would love to flaunt wouldn’t hurt. Anyway, let’s leave the gift guide for another post, and stick to the cocktails.
To make: Mix roughly two parts of the sparkling wine, to one part of Guinness, and serve chilled. The creamy Guinness, when mixed with sparkling champagne, emerges out to be fruity, imparting a great flavor to the cocktail.
5. Cran Royale
This cocktail recipe is Thanksgiving in a glass! But it doesn’t mean that you cannot use it on Valentine’s Day. Making it will take a little effort, but the end result is a blast of all the flavors in your glasses that your partner will absolutely fall in love with.
To make: Add some homemade cranberry simple syrup to a glass of chilled, sparkling wine, and garnish with basil leaves and a lemon wedge.
6. Champagne Cocktail
This cocktail recipe is over 150 years old and is another classic. It is a perfect blend of sweet, bitter, and sour that everyone loves. It is a great cocktail recipe for a date if you do not know his/her preference with the kind of drinks they like.
To make: Soak a sugar cube in 3 dashes of Angostura bitters, in a small dish. Fill a champagne glass with ice, and add the sugar cube in the glass. Next, fill the glass with 5 ounces of champagne, and garnish with a lemon twist.
7. Michelle’s Drink
Created by a part-time bartender, and manager Michelle Magidow, this drink is made out of Moscato d’Asti, an Italian wine.
To make: Fill ice in a cocktail shaker. To it, add 3 ounces of Moscato d’Asti, 1 ounce of Campari, and 1 ounce of grapefruit juice. Mix it well, and pour it into a chilled Martini glass. For garnish, put an orange twist in the glass, and serve chilled.
These cocktail recipes are super easy and simple and will leave your partner impressed for sure. Serve any or all of these cocktails on this Valentine’s Day and see your partner appreciate your choice in taste.
Such great tips!
Thank you, Rebecca, for this useful article, offering some advice on mixing a special drink for a good time on Valentine’s evening… ♥♥♥
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Rebecca Siggers is a working Designer and passionate writer. She enjoys writing about the latest fashion tips and lifestyle trends all around the globe. Through her writing, she hopes to influence as many people as possible to help out.
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