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Valentine's Day Cocktails
Feb12

Ahh, Valentine’s day—love is in the air! And it can also be in your best martini glasses with these 5 Valentine’s Day cocktails!   

What is a Valentine’s Day cocktail exactly? Well…anything that feels romantic. We know that’s broad, but Valentine’s Day drinks are a “you’ll know it when you see it” kind of deal. Typically, they will be sweet, maybe pink or red in color, and will have a feminine flourish.   

Here are our picks:  

The Pink Rose  

  • 50ml French dry vermouth  
  • 25ml Kirschwasser (cherry brandy)  
  • 1 tsp Natural raspberry syrup  
  • Garnish: Brandied cherry  

Roses are a common theme around Valentine’s Day. They are given as gifts and adorn hallmark cards celebrating the season. This drink plays on that theme with its pinky-red hue. Raspberry syrup and a brandied cherry will make it as sweet as your S.O.   

See how to make it at Taste Cocktails 

Seductive Strawberry Cocktail  

  • 2 Strawberries  
  • 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice  
  • 1-1/2 ounces Kentucky straight bourbon  
  • 1/2 ounce Bénédictine liqueur  
  • 1 barspoon simple syrup to taste  
  • Strawberry for garnish  

Made with strawberries and champagne, this cocktail screams Valentine’s Day! The luscious red colour pairs well with the season. Plus, you’ll have strawberries left over for chocolate fondue. The bourbon gives it quite a kick and makes it something that everyone will enjoy.   

See how to make it at All Parenting.   

Sparkling Frosé  

  • ½ Bottle of Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade  
  • 8 Rosé Ice Cubes  
  • 1oz lemon juice  
  • Mint, for garnish  

Rosé slush is just a great idea all around. This rich, sultry cocktail can be easily adjusted for potency by adding or removing the number of rosé cubes before you blend it together. The Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade can be substituted for your favourite sparkling fruit beverage if you don’t have any on hand.  

See how to make it at Moscato Mom 

Blushing Geisha  

  • 4 ounces Ty Ku Liqueur  
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice  
  • 4 ounces rose nectar  
  • Garnish: lime wedge  

This drink is as beautiful as it is tasty. The main ingredient, Ty Ku Liqueur is made with pomegranate, honeydew, yuzu, and Asian pear and is considered an aphrodisiac. Replace the rose nectar with rose simple syrup if you can’t find any (hint: your best chance is probably a natural food store).  

See how to make it on The Spruce Eats 

Chocolate Cherry Delight  

  • 6 ounces chocolate almond milk   
  • 4 ounces cherry juice  
  • 3 ounces vodka  
  • honey for garnish  
  • dark chocolate sprinkles for garnish  

Chocolates are a traditional romantic gift so why not have a cocktail to match? This rich, scrumptious drink is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Use honey or simple syrup on the rim of your martini glasses to make the chocolate sprinkles stick.  

See how to make it at One Country 

Give these Valentine’s Day cocktails a try and let us know what you think!

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be the only time you celebrate your love. If you’re thinking about a spring or summer getaway, maybe an anniversary or birthday, book with La Casa Cottage Resort. We have luxury vacation rentals that will make any trip special.   

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Feb11

 Valentines Day Activities

Do you and your significant other celebrate Valentines day? Lots of people don’t feel the need to do anything special, but if you do, then here are our local suggestions!   All these events are taking place on February 14 itself – which will you choose?        

Valentines Dinner at The Vibrant Vine

Location: 3240 Pooley Rd     Time: 6:30-9pm.
Spend your evening having a fabulous dinner with your loved one. You will be seated in the lake view room, sipping wine expertly paired with a three course meal.

Valentines at Big White

Location:  Big White ski Resort – Lucy Moose kisses    Time: 1-4pm. 
Bring your loved one to Big White and spend the day in the snow, Or spend it with the whole family. Come to the resort and get some Hershey Kisses from the one and only Loose Moose.
This is a great event for the kids as you can take pictures with Lucy. If that isn’t your thing, take a trip through the snow covered forests on a horse drawn sleigh ride to a cabin in the woods for a special dinner. Departing at 6:30pm from the skating rink in Happy Valley.

Valentines Day Dance

Location: Okanagan Mission Hall- 4409 Lakeshore Rd   Time: 7:30pm.

Come dance to Kelowna’s classic rock dance band rocking from cover to cover. There will be a cash bar as well as food. This event sells out every year so don’t wait to get your tickets!They can be purchased at Green and Bear It and Milkcrate Records for $20.

Kelowna 4 Love Event

Location: Sandhill Wines Winery      Time: 10am-4pm. 

The first ever Kelowna 4 Love event for couples who wouldn’t normally be able to afford their dream wedding. 23 lucky couples will have a private wedding of their dreams just by donation, with live music,                   intimate  ceremonies, wedding photography, hair, makeup and cupcakes, with 100% of the donations going to Kelowna Pride! Book your spot before all the spots are taken!
             

Not celebrating Valentines but looking for that special gift for your partner? Why not book them a weekend getaway in one of our beautiful cottages by the lake?

Valentines Rose

Check out our Guest House and cottages – 30 minutes from West Kelowna, situated on a hillside with stunning lakeviews.  Call  our reservations line on 1-888-226-5566 or email rentals@lacasacottageresort.com to find your perfect cottage.

Written by Megan Harder