Oh Valentine's Day: red paper hearts, boxes of chocolate, and love letters galore. Or maybe not. Maybe your Valentine's Day is about throwing those love letters in the fire and sharing a box of chocolate with friends. No matter what type of day you're having, one thing is sure: there will be cocktails on the menu. Sweet or spicy, light or strong, we've rounded up some steamy Latin cocktail recipes. Cheers to a happy Valentine's Day!
Not all Valentine's Days are about everlasting love. When you're plotting your revenge, er, we mean, saying goodbye to a relationship, try this tequila laden drink. This bold cocktail is made with Hornitos Black Barrel tequila and sweet vermouth and garnished with a spicy candied habanero and a lemon twist.
Serving red wine with orange soda may seem sacrilegious when you live near dozens of award-winning vineyards, but Jordan Catapano of This Girl Walks Into A Bar swears by the combination. Grab some seasonal fruit (Catapano suggests citrus), place in a glass, add red wine, and top off with orange soda for a fun and bubbly concoction for one (or easily made in bulk for a pool party).
With its combination of sweetness and spice, one can't help but dream of imbibing this colorful cocktail on a sun-drenched beach in Mexico. For this refreshing mixer, tequila is combined with prickly pear and yuzu. The result is a beautiful drink to sip all summer long.
The People’s Last Stand in Dallas, Texas is a craft cocktail bar whose motto is “Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.” That motto extends to their drinks. Only premium ingredients are used in everything they prepare. Their signature drink is the Straight to Hell and it calls for muddled jalapeño and basil for maximum flavor without added sugar and calories.