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February 14 2016

Valentine’s Day – Mocktails and Cocktails By Jordan Perry

I feel the need to start off my proclaiming – I love Valentine’s Day! I’ve honestly never done anything that romantic for Valentine’s Day, and my best one was spent hosting a game night with a bunch of friends, but I love any excuse to eat candy, and relish in all things pink and glitter.

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When I first set out to make some Valentine’s Day themed drinks my first thought was “grab all of the pink drinks!” which turned out to be a great place to start. So whether you’re having a date night, hosting a Valentine’s Day themed get together, or you just enjoy pretty pink things, here are a couple of Valentine’s Day themed mocktails, with optional ingredients to turn them into a cocktail (of course assuming you’re of age!).

Blood Orange & Ginger “Mojito”

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Juice from one blood orange, saving a slice for garnish

5 mint leaves

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Sparkling lemon water

Muddle 3 mint leaves with blood orange juice at the bottom of the glass. Fill glass with ice, add ginger beer, fill the rest of the glass with sparkling lemon water. Mix well and garnish with blood orange slice and remaining mint leaves.

Optional: Add 1 oz white rum

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Raspberry Lemonade Mule

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Juice of one lime

1 oz ginger beer

Raspberry lemonade

Optional: Add 1 oz vodka

 

Grapefruit Drop

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1 tbsp honey

Juice of half a lemon

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Sugar/sprinkles

Since grapefruit juice is fairly bitter, I like sugaring the rim of the cup, and in this case using pink sprinkles to be extra festive. Line the rim with lemon juice and roll in sugar/sprinkles to sugar rim. If you don’t have a shaker I recommend adding 1-2 tbsp of hot water with the honey and mix well first, otherwise the honey will lump together in the cold juice. Add ice, lemon juice, and fill the rest of the cup with grapefruit juice.

Optional: Add 1 oz vodka

Happy Valentine’s Day, and cheers!

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About Jordan Perry

Hi, I’m Jordan! I’m originally from Hawaii and graduated from Western Washington University as a marketing major and communication minor. I currently live in Seattle and have a big passion for photography, trying new things, and drinking good coffee. I’m constantly working on my fitness, finding new places to explore, and furthering my inspiration. If you invite me to sushi or let me pet your puppy, we’ll be instant friends.

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