pour on the love…
mix up something special

455647035Ah, Valentine’s Day. Everywhere you turn, things are red and pink and filled with talk of love. Whether you’re planning dinner with a special someone, or just hanging out with friends, we’ve got a pair of spectacular drink recipes that can add a tasty toast to your night. Find locally-produced or organic ingredients to keep these libations as green as you are able, and raise a glass—to love, to friendship, to family, and to our planet. Because Valentine’s Day is all about love, of all kinds.

Chocolate Margarita

What’s Valentine’s without chocolate? Whip up a batch of these luscious margaritas for something decadently different. This recipe makes two servings, and would look amazing in the Rioja Recycled Margarita Glass.

  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces chocolate liqueur
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Sprinkle ground cinnamon
  • Chopped chocolate and syrup for garnish
  • Ice

Rim the glass with chocolate syrup, then dip into the chopped chocolate. Combine the syrup, tequila, liqueurs, cream and cinnamon in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into the prepared glasses. Sprinkle the top with more chopped chocolate if desired. Serve immediately.

Rosy Champagne Cocktail

What’s more romantic than champagne on Valentine’s Day? Red champagne, of course! This delicious cocktail is super simple and stunningly colored. Toast your love in our Swirl Champagne Glasses to really show off the color. Makes two servings.

  • 2 tablespoons chilled red currant puree
  • Chilled champagne

Place a spoon of red currant puree in the bottom of each flute and slowly pour on the champagne. Serve immediately. To make the puree, combine 1 pint of fresh or frozen red currants with a teaspoon of sugar in saucepan and simmer for about 15 minutes. Strain and chill.

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