Be Mine: Valentine’s Day Cocktails, 2 Ways

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Spending February 14th with your significant other, or celebrating straight-up Galentines-style with a gaggle of your best pals? Either way, we’ve got a cocktail recipe that’ll make this a Valentine’s Day to remember!

Jalapeño-Strawberry Margarita Magic

What You Need (makes 2 drinks):
1 jalapeño, sliced and seeded
5 strawberries (3 sliced, 2 whole)
2 oz tequila
1 oz orange liqueur (like Cointreau)
2 oz simple syrup
2 oz triple sec
Juice of 1 lime

How To:
Start by muddling your strawberry and jalapeño slices. Then, add them into a cocktail shaker, along with all the liquids and some ice. Give it a shake-shake-shake to combine!

Run your juiced lime along the rims of your glasses, then dip ’em in salt. Next, strain into glasses over more ice. Finish by garnishing with a slice of jalapeño and strawberry on the rim. Present this spicy-sweet libation to your amour in fancy-pants glasses, and you’ve got yourself some very special V-Day sippin’.

But what if you’re not spending February 14th with someone special, but with all 9 of your special someones? Go for this Galentines group-ready recipe that’s guaranteed to knock their socks off!

Ooo La La Sangria

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What You’ll Need:
1 bottle sparkling rosé wine
1 bottle riesling wine
3/4 cup Bacardi Dragonberry Rum
2 packages edible flowers (usually found in the herb section)
8-10 strawberries
Bundt pan
Punch bowl

How To:
First things first — the night before your get-together, you’ll make your edible flower and strawberry-filled ice ring. (This is so simple, it’s crazy, but it looks impressive as heck!) Fill your bundt pan about halfway up with water. Then, arrange your flowers in it, blossom sides up, and sprinkle in 5-6 sliced strawberries. Place in freezer overnight.


When you’re ready to make your punch the next day, remove the bundt pan from your freezer, and run it under warm water for roughly 20-30 seconds to defrost and dislodge the ice ring, being careful to hold your hands underneath in case it slips out of the mold.


Place the flower-and-strawberry ice ring into your punch bowl, then simple add all liquid ingredients, give it a stir with a punch ladle, and garnish with a few freshly sliced strawberries. Voila! Who needs a bouquet? We prefer our flowers in cocktail form.

+What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day weekend?

P.S. Don’t forget to show your boo, bae, and BFF some love with a custom Galentines greeting!

About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.


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