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


By Lauren Heskin
04th Feb 2022
Sweeten up your weekend with these delicious, Cupid-inspired cocktails

Planning a Valentine's night in or maybe just something to put a special spin on a Monday night? Try these Valentine's cocktails designed by the Ireland's Blue Book hotels

Okay, okay so not everyone is into Valentine’s Day. Yes, it’s a commercial card-selling holiday popularised by the card industry. But if we got good at anything throughout our many months of lockdown, it’s cocktail making.  From whipping up our egg whites to mastering the perfect pour, we’ve 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

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Ingredients 

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


Method 

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

The Wilder Sweetheart
The Wilder Townhouse

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Photo: Kieran Harnett

Ingredients

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


Method

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

You are the One
The Merrion Hotel

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Photo: Kieran Harnett

Ingredients

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


Method

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