Romance is in the air, the dinner is planned and it is time to celebrate Valentine's Day with the one you love. While it can be easy to fall back on to a routine, wouldn't it be great to spice up that romantic dinner with a new cocktail and, better yet, one that includes whiskey?
Explore this collection of fine whiskey cocktails that are perfect for sparking the love bug on one of our favorite holidays of the year.
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Ingredients: whiskey, sake, ginger liqueur, bitters
A beautiful way to begin the evening, the Manhattan Love Story is a cocktail that you will both fall in love with. Backed by a wonderful artisanal whiskey with a hint of ginger spice and sake, it is a fantastic way to add a little splash to your average Manhattan.
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Ingredients: whiskey, Grand Marnier, lemon juice, simple syrup, soda
A timeless cocktail, the Whiskey Daisy is as impressive as it is simple and it is likely that you have everything needed right there in your bar. Be sure to choose a top-shelf whiskey - your favorite rye or bourbon will do - and have fun sipping this classic cocktail while enjoying your meal.
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Ingredients: Scotch, Drambuie, lemon juice, lavender honey syrup
The man gets his Scotch and the woman gets a hint of lavender. This is the cocktail that can bring two contrasting tastes together in a drink that both of you can enjoy. The lavender syrup is easy to prepare and the magic happens when that is set against the Rusty Nail base with a hint of citrus.
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Ingredients: chocolate rye whiskey, demerara syrup, brandied cherry, orange, mole bitters
If you are seeking a delicate balance of whiskey and chocolate, then the Cocoa Old-fashioned is the perfect drink. It begins with a chocolate-infused rye whiskey and from there is much like making the traditional Old-fashioned. It is the perfect upgrade for this special occasion.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Ingredients: rye whiskey, Campari raspberries, pear and cranberry juices, sour mix
Every great meal begins with a great aperitif and Valentine's Day should be no different. This cocktail is the perfect option for the whiskey lovers who are looking for a softer, more delicate Campari drink to enjoy before dinner is served.
Updated by Colleen Graham