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Sweeten up your weekend with these delicious, Cupid-inspired cocktails


By Lauren Heskin
10th Feb 2024
Sweeten up your weekend with these delicious, Cupid-inspired cocktails

Planning on celebrating Valentine's Day this weekend instead? Try these Cupid-inspired cocktails designed by Ireland's Blue Book hotels.

Okay, okay so not everyone is into Valentine’s Day. Yes, it’s a commercial Hallmark holiday popularised by the card industry, but if we got good at anything throughout our many months of lockdown (that feels like a fever dream now, doesn’t it!?), it’s cocktail making and we’ll jump at any occasion to impress (*read show off).  From whipping up our egg whites to mastering the perfect pour, we really committed to becoming at-home mixologists.

So why not incorporate some romance into your weekend cocktail class with these Cupid-spiked cocktails courtesy of Ireland’s Blue Book Hotels.

The Smooth Talker
Castle Leslie Estate

Ingredients 

  • 30ml Tequila
  • 30ml Southern Comfort
  • 30ml Elderflower Liquor
  • Ice
  • Twist of lemon or orange, to garnish


Method 

  1. Add ice to a rocks glass
  2. Add all the ingredients and stir with a spoon
  3. Garnish with a twist of lemon or orange

The Wilder Sweetheart
The Wilder Townhouse

Photo: Kieran Harnett

Ingredients

  • 50ml Absolut vodka
  • 10ml Raspberry Liqueur 
  • 50ml Grenadine
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced


Method

  1. Add all ingredients to shaker and shake thoroughly
  2. Double strain and then garnish with berries

You are the One
The Merrion Hotel

Photo: Kieran Harnett

Ingredients

  • 1 white sugar cube 
  • 25ml Grand Marnier
  • 6 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 150ml Champagne  
  • Orange twist, to garnish


Method

  1. Build in glass
  2. Place sugar cube on a napkin and saturate the sugar cube with Angostura bitters
  3. Place sugar cube into glass, pour in Grand Marnier and top with Champagne
  4. Perch the orange twist on the glass