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Cocktails to keep your love warm this February

Stories Debbie Hall

Need a little romance for Valentine’s Day? Spectacular recipes from The Original Brand Co. in Las Vegas showcase some of the hottest new spirits, mixers, and gin. Yes, Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for the crisp taste of gin.

A specialty drink trending in New Orleans in the midcentury, the fizz first appeared on bar tops in 1876 and grabbed America’s attention starting in the 1900s. Bartenders would put on a show shaking the popular drink. In 1950, the fizz was included in a French cookbook, bringing it international recognition. Enjoy.

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Valentine’s Gin Fizz

Recipe from Anna’s Kitchen Shrub / Makes 1 cocktail


2 ounces Cape
Fear Distillery Maritime Gin
1 ounce Anna’s Kitchen Strawberry Lemon Thyme Shrub (Silver Medal Winner at the PR%F Awards)
Splash club soda
1 lemon wheel

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add gin and Strawberry Lemon Thyme Shrub.
  • Shake and strain into a martini glass.
  • Add a splash of club soda.
  • Garnish with lemon wheel.

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