It’s the month of February and that can mean only one thing. No, I’m not talking about groundhogs popping from the ground and predicting the end of winter. I’m talking about Valentine’s Day and the season of love. Marked by greeting cards, boxes of chocolates, jewelry, and flowers, Valentine’s Day is the time of year to celebrate love and all its wonders.
Once the cards are read, the chocolates are inhaled, and jewelry is modeled, and the flowers are displayed, the best way to continue to celebrate the season of love is with a great drink. Our friends at Powell & Mahoney, Vermont’s specialty maker of all- natural mixers, have four delicious drinks made to bring out the passion in all of us. Here are four amazing drinks you can make and share with someone special this Valentine’s Day:
For Lovers. You will instantly fall in love with the Passion Margarita. In a shaker, combine 1.5 oz. 100% blue agave blanco tequila, 1.5 oz. Powell & Mahoney Mango Passion Margarita, 0.5 oz. almond syrup, 2 dashes Angostura bitters and the juice of half a lime.
For guys. Celebrate your singlehood with your buddies with a batch of Spicy Snapper. Pour 4 oz. Powell & Mahoney’s award-winning Sriracha Bloody Mary mix, ½ oz. fresh lemon juice and 1 ½ oz. gin in a shaker and gently shake. Strain into a pint glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon wedge and celery leaves.
For gals. What better way to celebrate than with the original girl’s night cocktail: the Cosmopolitan? It’s so much better to be pink than blue with the Cosmo Berry Spritz in hand! Mix 2 oz. Powell & Mahoney Cosmopolitan mix, 1 medium strawberry and 3 oz. dry white wine in a shaker. Muddle strawberry and gently shake. Strain all ingredients into a wine glass filled with ice and stop with a splash of soda and garnish with an orange wheel.
For the love curmudgeon. If you’re just down on love for the time being and aren’t puckering up for anyone this V-Day, feel free to express your bitterness with The Sour cocktail. Pour 1 ½ – 2 oz. spirit of choice and 1 oz. Powell & Mahoney Lemon Sour mixer into a shaker and gently shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.