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    Cocktails Your Man Doesn't Have To Be Embarrassed To Drink This Valentine's Day

    Calling all girlfriends this Valentine's Day!! Let's be honest, too many guys are still feeling ashamed to order a cocktail on a night out. So to the girlfriends of those embarrassed men, now is your chance to make your man the cocktail he has been craving; in the comfort of your own kitchen! What better time than Valentine's Day? Put on your fancy little apron, skip the reservations at an over-priced restaurant, and become the bartender of the night with these simple and sexy cocktail recipes.

    1. French Kiss

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    1 oz. Gin

    3/4 oz. St. Germain

    1/4 oz. Aperol

    1/4 oz. Fresh lemon juice

    Top with Martini sparkling rosé

    Garnish with orange twist

    2. Valley of the Flowers

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    1.25 oz. Snow Leopard vodka

    1.25 oz. Mizu Sochu

    2 Dashes grapefruit bitters

    Stir with ice and strain.

    3. The Cloud 9

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    2 oz. Gin

    3/4 oz. Lemon juice

    1/4 Cherry Juice

    1/2 Lemon Grass

    Egg white

    Muddled strawberry

    Angosture bitters

    Cotton Candy

    4. Flirty Fizz

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    1 oz. Pinnacle vodka

    2 oz. Lemon-lime soda

    Splash of cranberry juice

    Mix over ice and serve.

    5. A Love Affair

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    1.5 oz. Ketel One vodka

    2 oz. White cranberry juice

    1 oz. Mint simple syrup*

    5 oz. Fresh lemon juice

    Club soda

    3 Dashes rhubarb bitters

    Garnish with candied rhubarb

    6. Labor of Love

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    1.5 oz. Ketel One Citroen vodka

    1 oz. Fresh lime juice

    1 oz. Club Soda

    0.75 oz. Simple Syrup

    9.5 oz. Pomegranate juice

    2 Bar spoons Green Chartreuse

    3 Basil leaves

    ½ rosemary sprig

    Muddle basil, rosemary, lime juice and simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add Ketel One Citroen and Green Chartreuse and shake with ice. Fine strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Stir in club soda and top with a float of pomegranate juice and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

    7. Pink Love Potion

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    1 oz. Godiva Milk Chocolate liqueur

    1 oz. Smirnoff Peppermint Twist

    1 oz. Strawberry nectar

    .5 oz. Milk

    1 Strawberry

    Shake Godiva Chocolate, Smirnoff, strawberry nectar and milk with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.

    8. Cupid's Cup

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    2 oz. Vodka

    1 oz. St. Germain

    3/4 oz. Fresh lemon juice

    1/4 oz. Simple syrup

    1 oz. Muddled strawberry

    Top with Martini sparkling rosé

    Garnish with a strawberry

    Shake first 5 ingredients with ice and strain into a mason or highball glass filled with ice. Top with Martini sparkling rosé and garnish.

    9. Apple of my Eye

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    1.5 oz. Apple vodka

    1.5 oz. Apple Dashi simple syrup

    Amaro foam

    Garnish with an apple slice

    Shake ingredients with ice and double strain into a martini glass. Top with Amaro foam and garnish with an apple slice.

    10. Sangria Sweetheart

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    8 oz. Beso Del Sol sangria

    1 sliced apple

    1 sliced peach

    1 orange slice

    1 cherry

    Fill wine glass halfway with ice, apples, and peaches. Pour Beso Del Sol sangria and garnish with orange slice and cherry.

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