Ask a bartender: 5 cocktails to serve this Valentine’s Day

Enjoy responsibly.

Patrick Barry, [email protected]

I’d like to present five drinks to serve for a romantic Valentine’s evening spent with a significant other. These drinks also make for a relaxing night alone or with friends.

Enjoy responsibly.

1. “Screaming Orgasm”

This is a simple shooter that is guaranteed to please. It can be served in these proportions or for the bold, doubled and served on the rocks.

• ¼ ounce of Amaretto

• ¼ ounce of Bailey’s Irish Cream

• ¼ ounce of Kahlua

• ¼ ounce of Vodka

2. “Washington Apple Martini”

This red and sour apple martini is a nice way to celebrate with something red and delicious. It can be served up shaken in a martini glass or on the rocks.

• 1 ounce of Sour Apple Schnapps

• 1 ounce of Kentucky Bourbon

• 1 ounce of Cranberry Juice Cocktail

• 1 apple slice as garnish

3. “Silk Stocking”

This is fruity and creamy dessert cocktail that used to be in vogue but

goes well with the holiday spirit. Combine all ingredients and shake over

ice served in a chilled martini glass.

• 1 ½ ounce of Reposado Tequila

• ½ ounce of Chambord (Raspberry Liqueur)

• ½ ounce of Crème de Cacao

• ½ ounce of Cream

• Garnish with Raspberries on a toothpick

4. “Café Calypso”

This is the perfect after-dinner drink to stay warm this Valentine’s Day.

It was made famous by Jasper’s Restaurant in Kansas City. Serve in an

Irish coffee glass or a coffee mug, if you don’t have one.

• ½ ounce of Brandy

• ½ ounce of Kahlua

• Fill with Hot Black Coffee

• Top with Whipped Cream

5. “Shakarita”

This is a “mocktail” for anyone looking to abstain from alcohol. It is the

perfect drink for a coffee lover. Combine the hot water and sugar to make simple syrup first and then add the espresso. Shake vigorously over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.

• 2 shots of Espresso

• 1 sugar cube

• 1 ounce of hot water


The Washburn Review staff would like to remind our readers to always drink responsibly and please do not drink and drive.