Hey gang, Valkor here. In a couple of weeks Valentine’s Day will be upon us and for us guys, the hunt is on to track that perfect gift to make the day with that special someone even extra special. We usually end up gifting the standard gift right? Flowers, candy, perfume maybe jewelry or even undies of the sexy variety. But ladies FYI, we like getting gifts, just a gift of the flesh. Ahem. But why not get something that can be shared equally, to add a little spice to that special night? So we’re gonna share a few gift ideas that break away from the norm with different budgets in mind and works for her as well as for him… with a Herradura touch! Not only that, we’re including a couple of recipes to enhance the evening. If you happen to give em a try, how’s about sharing in our comment section?
Stay the night ($): Grab a few ingredients and role play as bartender for the night. Check out the below easy-to-make Cupid’s Potion recipe cocktail to get your partner blushing.
With Love ($$): Want to surprise him with something unique? Then Colección de la Casa Scotch Cask Finish is a must! This is Scotch Cask finished reposado that acquires its complex body and extraordinary smooth taste from resting in two different types of oak casks. SRP 89.99
Head Over Heels ($$$): Why not splurge! After all, you strongly feel he/she is the ONE! Herradura’s Selección Suprema, a high-end extra-aged quality tequila, will make your partner feel cherished and loved. It’s also a great option to pair with desserts such as Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Fondue, or a plate of creamy aged cheeses. Selección Suprema is available nationwide: SRP $350 – 750mL bottle
Cupid’s Potion Ingredients
- 2oz Herradura Silver
- 1/4 oz Pomegranate Molasses
- 1/4 oz Simple Syrup
- 1/2 oz Lemon juice
- 1/2 oz Egg white
Directions - Add all ingredients to an empty cocktail shaker, shake to combine ingredient and emulsify egg white. Add cubed ice to the shaker and shake hard, strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a rosebud.
Love Nectar Ingredients
- 2 oz Herradura Silver
- 10 Concord grapes
- 1 oz Apple cider
- 1/2 oz Agave Nectar
- ½oz Lemon Juice
Directions - Place grapes into the base of a cocktail shaker and crush with a muddler. Add remaining ingredients in to a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice. Shake hard and strain over ice in to an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a fan of red apple.
About Tequila Herradura (From the Company's Wiki Page): (officially Grupo Industrial Herradura) is a tequila distiller located in Amatitán, Jalisco, Mexico. It was formally founded in 1870 by Félix López and the business remained in the family for over 125 years. Today it is owned by US beverage maker Brown-Forman, but the tequila is still made in the same place and facilities under a Mexican subsidiary. Tequila products sold under the Herradura name are still 100% agave, made in the same traditional ways as those of the last century. The company makes other tequila products such as El Jimador a tequila blend spirit which is the best seller in Mexico as well as New Mix, a tequila and grapefruit soda beverage. Since its acquisition by Brown-Forman, Herradura has had a number of promotional efforts in Mexico and the United States, including inviting artists to use tequila barrels at the bases for art pieces, which are then displayed and auctioned off for charity.