So this Valentine’s Day, as you set your table for a date with the finest china and hand-embroidered napkins, and splurge on those overpriced bouquets or hunt for the ultimate gift. more perfect on online portals, don’t ignore your drinks, because that’s what will end up putting you in a good mood.
The cocktail recipes are by Angad Singh Gandhi, brand ambassador of Glenfiddich India.
Sure, food is important, but your overburned chicken and undercooked cakes can be replaced with just a few clicks on Zomato or Swiggy. However, if you mess up your cocktails, unfortunately, no bartender comes to fix them at your house. But don’t worry, we have three extremely simple yet delicious cocktail recipes for your Valentine’s Day party that you can’t mess up even if you tried. Get your strainers and shaker ready, peel those oranges, order a bottle of maraschino cherry, and follow the recipes below to add some much-needed intoxication to your pandemic soiree.
Recipe 1: Glenfiddich Scofflaw
- 45ml Glenfiddich IPA
- 10ml Pomegranate
- 22 ml lime juice
- 20ml Dry Vermouth
- Angostura Aromatic Bitter (2-3 dashes)
- orange peel
- Add the whiskey, grenadine, lime juice, dry vermouth and bitters to a shaker
- Shake all the ingredients for about 10-15 seconds
- Double strain into a Coupe glass.
- Garnish with an orange zest
For the finishing touch, garnish the Rob Roy with a twist of maraschino cherry or lemon.
Recipe 2: Rob Roy
- Glenfiddich 12 years 50ml
- Sweet Vermouth – 20 ml
- Angostura Bitters or Orange Bitters – 2 -3 Dashes
- Maraschino Cherry or Lemon Twist
- Add ingredients to a mixing glass and stir over ice, strain into a chilled glass, garnish with maraschino cherry or lemon zest.
- Glasses: Cocktail glass or Martini glass.
For your New York Sour, infuse hibiscus flavors into your red wine by leaving a few hibiscus leaves in your red wine in a closed container or the wine bottle itself.
Recipe 3: New York Sour
- 50ml Glenfiddich 12 years
- 22ml lemon juice
- 15 ml Simple syrup / Honey water / Maple syrup
- 1 egg white (optional)
- 10 ml Red wine infused with hibiscus leaves.
- Add all ingredients except wine to a shaker with ice and shake
- Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice
- Slowly pour the wine over the back of a bar spoon so that it floats above the drink
Here’s a tip: Infuse hibiscus flavors into your red wine by leaving a few hibiscus leaves in your red wine in a sealed container or in the wine bottle itself.
(Cocktail recipes are by Glenfiddich India Brand Ambassador Angad Singh Gandhi.)