I love love love port cocktails. I had a ton of great ones at the Yeatman last September, and they seem especially inspired for a Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating with an actual Valentine or you’re just in love with yourself, one of these will add to your day.
the saint valentine
1 1/2 oz. good, flavorful white rum
1/2 oz. Fonseca Bin 27 Ruby Port
1/2 oz. orange curacao or Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
Shake all ingredients well with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
But to me, Croft Pink is perfect for V-Day. Bubbles aren’t a horrible way to celebrate either. And just in case you’re bitter about the holiday, this one’s got you covered that way too. Put that all together and you have:
bubbles & pink
4 oz. Prosecco
1/2 oz. Cointreau
2 dashes of bitters
1 lemon twist, as garnish
Pour all the ingredients into a chilled Champagne flute. Stir briefly and add the garnish.
You can find these and tons more here. Prepare to fall in love, grapefriends.