first_img2 parts Havana Club Añejo Blanco Rum3 parts fresh cantaloupe juice*1 part simple syrup1 part maraschino cherry juice.5 part fresh lime juiceDash of orange bitters, optionalMethod: Combine the rum, cantaloupe juice, syrup, cherry juice and lime juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake for 30 seconds then pour into a frosted glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime and a melon ball.*Cantaloupe juice: Blend 2 cups cubed cantaloupe melon in a blender until pureed and smooth. Strain the mixture through a mesh strainer.Apple of My Eye 1.5 oz Partida Añejo.5 oz Creme de Cacao1 oz. Amarula CreamCherry for garnishMethod: Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chill martini glass and garnish with a cherry.Pink Lady With Valentine’s Day upon us, it’s time (if you’re like most guys) to panic because you probably haven’t gotten your significant other a gift yet. If you have, congrats, you’re winning life right now. (If you’re still looking for a gift, check out this piece on how to get last-minute flowers.)Either way, a Valentine’s Day can be made much better with the addition of one thing: cocktails. Not only are you able to get a nice buzz on before or after dinner, but it shows the love of your life you care about them and you want to show it. Cocktails are beautiful blends of flavor that, when done right, show off the artistry of the person making it.Well, a Valentine’s Day cocktail shows off the artistry of the original cocktail crafter, which is then translated to your own hand, thereby (hopefully) earning you some brownie points. You may not be able to come up with a Valentine’s Day cocktail on your own, but you don’t have to. Below, check out some of the best drinks you can mix up on this lovely holiday.Sweet Naïveté Editors’ Recommendations 1.5 oz Monkey 47 Gin .5 oz apple brandy.5 oz fresh lemon juice.5 oz grenadine.25-.5 oz egg whiteMethod: Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker, seal your shaker and shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Then add ice and shake again for another 5 seconds. Fine strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a brandied cherry.Kiwi KissJulia Keim1.5 oz Playa Real Pineapple Tequila.75 oz lime juice.75 oz simple syrupSliced strawberries and kiwiMethod: Muddle Strawberries and Kiwis in shaker. Add cocktail ingredients to shaker. Shake. Pour ingredients into Collins glass. Finish with ice and your favorite sparkling water.Speyside Cowboy(Created by Allan Roth, Glenfiddich ambassador)2 parts Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve.5 part Drambuie.25 part coffee liqueur.25 part demerara syrup1 barspoon China ChinaEgg whiteCoffee beans, to garnishMethod: Combine all ingredients except for the coffee beans in a shaker and shake to incorporate the egg white.  Add ice and shake again.  Pour into a coupe.  Garnish with coffee beans.Lady Kombucha Cooler 1.5 oz Mulholland Whiskey.75 oz Amaro Angeleno.5 oz Apple syrup.5 oz lemon juice2-3 dashes Hella Bitter Smoked Chili BittersMethod: Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a thin slice of apple. 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 1.5 oz Patrón Silver.5 oz fresh lemon juice.5 oz St. Vincent Orgeat1 Medium-sized strawberry, cubedMethod: Add all ingredients to a mixing tin and shake. Pour into a rocks glass with crushed or cubed ice. Garnish with a cinnamon sugar rim with a 10:1 ratio, a strawberry or a spiral lemon twist.Pomegranate PunchEmily B. Hall(Created by Jen Fuller, The Mockingbird, Nashville) 9 oz booze of your choice15 oz cucumber water (2 cucumbers sliced steeped in water for 1-3 hours)9 oz lemon juice6 oz pomegranate puree6 oz rosemary simple syrup (2 long rosemary sprigs, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water bring to boil and let simmer for 30 min, then strain)Method: In a large container combine all ingredients, stir and serve over ice. Serves 6.Sunda Daiquiri(Created by Nahm Kim, Sunda New Asian, Nashville)1.5 oz El Dorado 12 Year Rum.75 oz cardamom cider syrup*.75 oz lime juice.5 oz yuzu puree3 dashes Angostura bittersMethod: Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, then double strain into coupe. Garnish with lime wheel. *Cardamom cider syrup: take two 16 oz bottles of dry style cider, add 1/4 cup green cardamom pods, and reduce over med heat to two-thirds of the liquid. Add 21 oz white sugar and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, strain cardamom pods, and refrigerate for 7-10 days.Tequila Partida Añejo Kiss 1.5 oz Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint3 oz Health-Ade Pink Lady Apple Kombucha 1 lemon wedge, squeezed and juiced1 thin apple slice, for garnish1 lemon twist, for garnishMethod: Pour ingredients into a tall glass with ice. Stir and garnish with lemon twist and apple slice.Corazon De Melon Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make last_img