Pink to Ruby continues our Valentine’s Day cocktails, with colors and flavors celebrating spirits from Champagne to ports. Saint Valentine by David Wondrich First showcased in David Wondrich’s column for Esquire, this cocktail is great for anytime of the year. Shake well with ice: 1 ½ oz good, flavorful white rum such as banks 5 Island ½… Read more »

A Spicy Romance at First Glance

A few Valentine’s Day vodka cocktails from the love at first sight – “first glance” to the spicy romance that sparks, more Valentine’s cocktails from A Spicy Romance 1 1/2 parts EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka 3/4 parts DeKuyper O3 Orange Liqueur 3/4 parts Fresh Pomegranate juice 1/2 parts Lime juice 1/2 parts Simple Syrup… Read more »

Mildred Pierce Cocktail

Inspired by Mildred Pierce, the HBO miniseries with Kate Winslet, this pie Bourbon with fresh peaches, peach bitters, lemon juice, cinnamon and honey syrup) Basil Hayden’s Mildred’s Peach Pie 1½ parts Basil Hayden’s bourbon 4 fresh peach slices 2 dashes peach bitters ¾ part lemon juice 1 pinch ground cinnamon ¾ part honey syrup* (see… Read more »

True Blood Cocktail

True Blood on HBO now has a cocktail to celebrate the romantic nature of the vampire, also a perfect drink for Valentine’s Day. There are no Southern Vampire Mysteries here, only southern goodness with bourbon and Sookie’s Virtue. Sookie’s Virtue 1½ parts Basil Hayden’s bourbon 8 red grapes 2 raspberries ¾ part lemon juice ¾… Read more »

Fire and Ice

This Valentine’s Day cocktail is created to honor HBO’s Game of Thrones, based upon A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of epic fantasy novels by American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. Fire and Ice 1½ parts Basil Hayden’s bourbon ¾ part fresh lime juice 1 slice jalapeno 1 part pomegranate juice… Read more »

Bacon and Bourbon = “Be Mine!”

Is there anything that could say “I love you” or “Be Mine” more than Bacon and Bourbon? That is what we thought too here at, especially after Basil Hayden’s Bourbon and Mixologist Patricia Richards from Las Vegas shared this one with us. Here is the “Basil Hayden’s Bacon Sour”… BACON SOUR INGREDIENTS: 1 1/4… Read more »

Herradura Tequila’s “Ultimate Beso”

Mark Drew, master mixologist and brand ambassador for Tequila Herradura tells that he has created this sexy handcrafted cocktail for Valentine’s Day…which means the “Ultimate Kiss” The Herradura Ultimate Beso combines the sweet taste of raspberries and the unique agave flavor of Herradura, making it the perfect love potion. Herradura Ultimate Beso Herradura Silver… Read more »

Belvedere Vodka Valentine’s Day Cocktails

With this amorous season in mind, Claire Smith, head of mixology and spirits for Belvedere Vodka, tells she has concocted a few vodka cocktails for you to toast with on Valentine’s Day! Sealed with A Kiss Pucker up! Strawberries have been long-lauded for their seductive properties. Here’s a great cocktail for couples that’s sure… Read more »

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding for Your Valentine

Bill Samuels, Jr. of Maker’s Mark Bourbon says that while he knows we are all trying to stick to those New Year’s resolutions, he still wanted to share with this recipe for Bourbon Chocolate Bread pudding for Valentine’s Day. Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding 2 cups whole milk 4 eggs 1/3 cup Maker’s Mark Bourbon… Read more »