Valentine’s Day: Toast to romance with these drinks
Champagne is the classic celebratory drink, but if you want to try something new to toast your romance this Valentine’s Day, reach for one of these.
Ginger Royale or Cherry Bomb
Go for something with the sparkle of Champagne, plus a little spice or a touch of fruit. Drink to passion with a Ginger Royale: Fill a quarter of a Champagne flute with The King’s Ginger, a bracing spicy liqueur originally created for King Edward VII — who was known for his passionate nature and many mistresses — and top with Champagne. Alternatively, serve up a Cherry Bomb with 0.75 oz Luxardo Cherry Liqueur, topped with bubbles.
The name says it all: Perfecto Amor is the new aperitif wine from BarSol, the Peruvian pisco brand. Named after the perfect marriage of pisco and grape juice obtained from the crush, BarSol Perfecto Amor is a Peruvian aperitif wine crafted in the Ica Valley, famous for pisco, and produced in one of the oldest distilleries of Peru: Bodega San Isidro, dating back to the 1800s. Golden in color, BarSol Perfecto Amor has notes of sweet almonds and macadamia nuts entwined with flavors of raisins and dried apricots, and a smooth, long finish.
Dalila (white) or Cantodoro (red)
Each bottle of Feudo Arancio Sicilian wine tells a love story in music and verse on the label. These elegant wines — Dalila (white blend of Grillo and Viognier varieties) and Cantodoro (red blend of Nero D’Avola and Cabernet Sauvignon) — tell the story of Dalila, a Sicilian noblewoman. She falls in love with Cantodoro, who works in the vineyard.