4 Pretty Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail has never been easier. Recipes abound on Pinterest and Instagram, and cocktails have made a big comeback and are far more imaginative than the old gin and tonic. Sex and the City (which keeps making a mighty comeback) may have started the trend with women everywhere ordering a Cosmopolitan rather than a chardonnay.

While Cosmopolitans are still great cocktails and make a very pretty Valentine’s Day drink, we’ve selected four cocktails that are not only very pretty but absolutely delicious. Whether you are celebrating the day with someone special or diving into a great book for an evening alone, mix up one of our special cocktails and celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Clayton’s Margarita Holiday Style

This great recipe is from The Defined Dish. Clayton’s Holiday Margarita is a favorite of the CEO and Co-Founder of Prime Women, Dorthy Shore (featured above). We think once you try it, this margarita will be one of your favorites for holidays and non-holidays alike. The special ingredient is egg whites, so don’t skip them. Make up a batch, and enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of good tequila
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (recipe calls for 1/2 cup, but we thought it was too sweet)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tsp egg whites (fresh or out of the carton is fine!)
  • salt for glass rims

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until very frothy.
  • Pour into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.

The Valentini

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of vodka
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier or triple sec
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup of ginger ale

INSTRUCTIONS:

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  • Mix all ingredients except ginger ale with 1/4 cup of ice, and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the ginger ale.
  • Strain into chilled martini glasses.

The Monica

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of gin or vodka (fun to try different gins because they are so many different nuanced flavors)
  • 1/2 cup fresh citrus juice – lime or lemon (Fresh is critical. No substitutes.)
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup of St. Germain

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Mix in a shaker with ice.
  • Pour into a frozen martini glass or your favorite thin-lipped glass.

Pretty Prosecco

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 teaspoons of pomegranate juice per glass
  • 3/4 cup of prosecco

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Add pomegranate juice to a chilled champagne or martini glass.
  • Fill the glass with prosecco.
  • Add raspberry or other garnish if desired.

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