3 Perfectly Pink Valentine’s Day Cocktails with Santa Margherita and Bruce Cost Ginger Ale

Happy Friday!

It’s weekend, it’s time for some fun, and it’s definitely only 5 days before Valentine’s Day. If you’re anything like my husband and I, you might just call Valentine’s Day another day and go about life as usual (by giving chocolate hearts to the kids and then telling them they’re gross and they don’t want them so you can binge eat them all yourself…because love).

We do a card exchange. He sends me flowers. We buy little gifts for the kids. But we don’t celebrate. We went out to dinner once on Valentine’s Day – what a disaster. Oh my goodness. We went to one of our favorite restaurants with the intention of lingering over our favorite meal and a bottle of wine only to realize the menu was Prix Fixe with approximately zero of our favorite items. The staff practically shoved our food down our throats, asked us three times if we wanted to box up our food and cork our bottle to take home, and brought the check before we even took a bite of dinner.

Romantic, right?

I guess turnover is a big deal on such a ‘romantic’ evening.

Never. Ever. Again.

Since then, we’ve stayed home, made our own delicious meal, drank too much wine, and added four kids to the mix.

Romantic, right?

Forced romance and love isn’t our jam, but these amazing cocktails are my jam. I’ve teamed up with Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and Santa Margherita to bring you some of the prettiest – and tastiest – Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes. If you’re not feeling romantic, you will be when you’re done with these.

5

Sparkling Hibiscus

Ingredients – Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG, whole hibiscus flowers packed in 8 tsp. hibiscus syrup

Using a tall glass, place one entire hibiscus flower in the bottom of the glass and cover it with Santa Margherita  Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Leave enough room to add 2 tsp. of hibiscus syrup into the glass, mix, garnish, and serve.

6

Rose Petal Rose Flor

Ingredients – 1 bottle Santa Margherita Sparkling Rose, pink rose petals

Fill your favorite champagne glass with Santa Margherita Sparkling Rose and add a few rose petals to the top. It’s delish, it’s simple, and it’s oh-so elegant.

flor

Flor Adora 

Ingredients – 3/4 oz. lemon juice, 3/4 oz. raspberry gum syrup, 1.5 oz. plymouth gin, 4 oz. Bruce Cost Ginger Ale Original

This recipe might still be pink, but it’s a little more masculine than the others on this list. It’s also so simple to make you just mix everything in a glass and mix it. Garnish with a fresh raspberry and enjoy.

Pick one, pick three – you can’t go wrong with any of them. Maybe try them all each night leading up to Valentine’s Day and pick your favorite for your big celebration at home. Seems like a win, right?

{All photos courtesy of Santa Margherita and Bruce Cost Ginger Ale}

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