With this amorous season in mind, Claire Smith, head of mixology and spirits for Belvedere Vodka, tells BourbonBlog.com she has concocted a few vodka cocktails for you to toast with on Valentine’s Day!
Sealed with A Kiss
Pucker up! Strawberries have been long-lauded for their seductive properties. Here’s a great cocktail for couples that’s sure to inspire a meeting of the lips.
40ml/ 1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
4 fresh strawberries
1 Shiso leaf
15ml/ ½ oz Koshinokaghiroi Sake
Muddle strawberries with a dash of simple syrup. Add rest of ingredients and shake with cubed ice. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a strawberry slither and Shiso leaf.
Those who are looking for love might use this cocktail to put their hearts in the winged cherub’s sights. You can’t go wrong with raspberries.
50ml/2oz Belvedere Vodka
15ml/1/4oz simple syrup
20ml /1/2 oz Lemon juice
6 fresh raspberries or 20ml/1/2oz raspberry puree
Dash egg white
Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass top with a splash of soda and garnish with a raspberry
This one is for the intense lovers, made with an intense Vodka.
2 oz Belvedere Intense Unfiltered 80
1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/3 oz Egg White
Dash Angustura Bitters