2 VALENTINE’S DAY COCKTAILS
today we have talmadge from pharmacie joining us (remember this cocktail video we made together?) he’s going to be showing you how to make two cocktails that would be perfect for this month of love. light some candles and make one of these for your sweetheart. cheers!
• 1.5 oz rum (Cana Brava highly recommended)
• 1.5 oz maraschino cherry liqueur
• 1.5 oz dry vermouth
• 2-3 dashes rhubarb bitters (Fee Bros makes the best)
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir steadily for 30-45 second. Then strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with a maraska cherry.
This cocktail is meant to evoke the elegance and spirit of mid-century Cuban cocktails.
Next up we have the 1966 cosmopolitan. This cocktail is inspired by an old cocktail called the 1926 Cosmopolitan, made with gin and without the orange blossom. The update to 1966 is due to the fact that the now-ubiquitous spirit of vodka didn’t really take hold in American cocktail culture until the 60’s.
The 1966 Cosmopolitan
• 1 1/4 oz vodka
• 1 oz raspberry tincture
• 3/4 fresh squeezed lemon juice
• 3-4 drops of orange blossom water
Combine all ingredients (except orange blossom water) in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain over 1 large ice cube and top with drops of the orange blossom water. Finally, squeeze the lemon peel (skin side over the glass) to express the essential oils. Add garnish and enjoy!
Place 2 small baskets of raspberries into a small pot with 8 oz sugar and 10 oz cup water, along with 1-2oz of a Framboise liqueur (*If you do not have the Framboise, you can substitute 1 oz vodka).
Place the pot on medium heat until the sugar granules are melted. Remove from heat and let cool uncovered. When the tincture reaches room temperature, mash and muddle the raspberries. Refrigerate over night. Strain the mashed raspberries and you have your tincture.