Very Valentines: Low ABV Cocktails for Your Beloved

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February 13, 2017

Whether you are hosting a Valentine’s Day-themed cocktail party with your closest friends or wish to treat your special someone to an extraordinary evening, these unique low ABV cocktails are a terrific way to toast friendship—or love—this holiday. Read on for two simple-to-prepare recipes.

Rose Rosa Rosé

This cocktail is as pretty to look at as it is savory to sip. The fruit-forward Chandon Rosé is complemented by the complexity of Cocchi Rosa, creating an unusual cocktail sure to delight.

Ingredients

2 oz Cocchi Rosa
3 dashes strawberry bitters
4 oz Chandon Rosé
1 (2-inch) sprig Rosemary

Method

Fill a glass half full with ice. Add the Cocchi Rosa and bitters. Stir. Add the Rosé. Roll the rosemary between your palms to release the oils and add to the glass.

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Cranberry Punch

Tart and snappy, this punch will be the sassy star of the party. Topped with cranberries, this cocktail is dramatic-looking and delicious-tasting!

Ingredients

12-oz package fresh cranberries
6 oz lime simple syrup (1 cup water, 1 cup granulated sugar, zest and juice of 2 limes)
1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice, chilled
1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water
750 ml bottle of Chandon Rosé, chilled

Method

Freeze the cranberries.

To make the simple syrup, combine ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit 30 minutes. Strain the syrup into a clean container and refrigerate. Discard the lime zest.

Combine the simple syrup, cranberry juice, and orange blossom water in a pitcher, dispenser, or punch bowl. Add the chilled rosé and frozen cranberries. Serve.

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