Fine Spirits: Valentineís Day can get pretty routine-- what with all the chocolate and champagne year after year. This year, step away from the Plain Jane champagne to sip on something special this year, like an elegant Midori cocktail.
Midoriís signature emerald green color (Midori means green in Japanese) makes it instantly recognizable. The premium melon liqueur is made from rare and expensive Yubari melons grown in Japan. Its perky color and signature flavor has made it a favorite of mixologists the world over, who are adding it into everything from traditional cocktails like the margarita to creating entirely new drinks around it.
This Valentineís Day, you can get in on the new Midori cocktail trend by whipping a special cocktail for your sweetheart. The Midori Sweetheart by Mixologist Victoria DíAmato Moran blends fresh fruit flavors with Midori and romance for an elegant cocktail.
By Mixologist Victoria D'Amato Moran
Add ingredients into a chilled shaker glass, add ice. Shake and strain into a chilled 6 oz cocktail glass. Garnish with pink or red rose petals and sprinkle with Silver leaf flakes sitting in drink.
Serve in a champagne glass and finish with a lemon twist.
CORZO Silver Rose Petals & Hibiscus Infusion
Cut fresh pineapple in thin, long spears. Cut fresh orange zest. Empty out 4 parts CORZO tequila from the bottle to make room for the fruit and flowers. Add fruit and flowers to the CORZO bottle and let the CORZO Silver infusion rest for a minimum of 24 hours.
**You can find Hibiscus flowers and rose petals at any Latin American market or health store.