Valentine's Day Cocktail + Wines + A Movie About Champagne!

Valentine's Day is almost here! Whether you are celebrating with someone special and having a Galentine's day, get in the spirit with this Cruzan® Valentine Sparkler!

Cruzan® Valentine Sparkler

Ingredients:
1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Aged Light Rum
1/2 part Vanilla Simple Syrup
1/2 part Unsweetened Fresh Cranberry Juice
4 parts Sparkling Wine

Method: 

Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute and stir twice. Garnish with an orange peel cut in the shape of a heart.

And if wine is more your style, might I suggest some Rose Champagne? 

Valentine's day is the perfect opportunity to break out a special bottle of sparkling rose wine. Some of my favorites include:

H Billiot Fils Rose Champagne (winesearcher.com)

Caraccioli Brut Rose (caraccioli.com)

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose (binnys.com)

And while we're on the topic of Champagne, FR; have you seen this movie?

"The exploding cork. Endless tiny bubbles floating up and up in the glass. An indulgence. A celebration. A seduction. A triumph. This is the essence of champagne, isn’t it? With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE provides a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real champagne through six houses, from small independent makers like Champagne Saint-Chamant, where each and every bottle is still turned by hand in the cellars, to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger, which have been instrumental in shaping the image of champagne around the world." -Indie Film Festival

I hope your Valentine's Day is full of fizz and indulgence. 

Happy sipping!

xo Katie