People ask us all the time for drink recommendations for Valentine's Day. We usually tell them to make their loved one's favorite drink (easy enough, right?). If, however, you want something thematically red and seasonally appropriate you can't go wrong with a blood orange cocktail. We kept this three ingredient tippler simple because your time is better spent doing other things on Valentine's day.

  • 1/2 oz blood orange juice (you can get about 1.5 oz of juice out of a fresh squeezed orange)
  • 3/4 oz St. Germain
  • 4 oz sparkling wine (we like using rosé, but you can use whatever you prefer)

In a shaker with ice add blood orange juice and St. Germain, and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

Pour the mixture into a champagne flute and top off with sparkling wine. Give it a gentle stir before serving.