What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a lovely cocktail or two with your sweetie or best pal? These cocktails are made with Smirnoff vodka and are just as pretty as they are delicious, no matter who you’re spending this special day with!
The first cocktail is a “Hibiscus Punch”, that is bound to make any Galentine’s get-together a little less sour and a little more sweet. Made with Smirnoff No. 21, this is a quality recipe that won’t break the bank!
- 16 ounces Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka (2 cups)
- 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
- 1 cups water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 32 ounces lemon lime soda
- 1 lemon- sliced
- 1 lime-sliced
- 1 orange- sliced
- 4 cups crushed ice
Place hibiscus, water and sugar in a small pot to simmer over the stove for 5 minutes. Once sugar is dissolved, set aside to cool. Strain. Place vodka, triple sec, soda and sliced citrus in a punch bowl or beverage container. Add hibiscus infusion. Stir. Right before quests arrive add 4 cups crushed ice.
The “Secret Admirer” is the perfect cocktail to serve up for your date night, which features Smirnoff’s most popular flavor, Smirnoff Raspberry.
- 4 ounces Smirnoff Raspberry
- 1.5 ounces Chartreuse
- 6 fresh raspberries
Place all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into two vintage martini glasses. Garnish with fresh raspberries. You could sugar the rim for extra sweetness.
Recipes and Photos – Courtesy of Sylvia Fountaine of Feasting at Home