Specialty Cocktail Recipes for Valentine's Day

Fine Spirits: Valentine’s 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.

Midori’s 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 Valentine’s 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 D’Amato Moran blends fresh fruit flavors with Midori and romance for an elegant cocktail. CORZO's Amor Cocktail down below featuring a unique infusion of CORZO Tequila and Hibiscus!
Midori Sweetheart
By Mixologist Victoria D'Amato Moran

  • 1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 part Skyy Passion fruit Infusions
  • ½ parts Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 parts Passion fruit juice (Welch's)
  • ½ parts fresh lemon juice
  • 2 drops of honey (¼ tsp.)

    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.

  • CORZO Amor
  • 1 part CORZO Silver Rose Petals & Hibiscus Infusion (see below)
  • 3/4 part Elderflower liqueur (St. Germain)
  • Top with Champagne

    Serve in a champagne glass and finish with a lemon twist.

    CORZO Silver Rose Petals & Hibiscus Infusion
  • 1 Bottle of CORZO silver
  • 4 fresh pineapple spears
  • 1/4 cup of dry Rose petals
  • 8 dry hibiscus flower
  • 3 long orange zest

    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.

    Carly Zinderman

    Carly Zinderman is a Senior Staff Writer for JustLuxe, based just outside of Los Angeles, CA. Since graduating from Occidental College with a degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies, she has written on a variety of topics for books, magazines and online publications, but loves fashion and style best. In her spare time, when she?s not writing, Carly enjoys watching old movies, reading an...(Read More)

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