Here we are again in the month of February, and depending on your current ‘love status’ you either love, or loathe, this month. Some women can’t wait for Valentine’s Day, to be pampered with roses, champagne & chocolates, taken out for a night on the town by their date and maybe presented with a token of appreciation …maybe diamonds? But for the rest of us, it’s an excuse to go out with our girlfriends and celebrate being single, our independence if you will, over a few choice cocktails.
This year, the cocktail that I will be enjoying is a specialty drink from Cherry Heering. Not only is it a deliciously flavored Cherry Brandy, but it has been a fashion accessory since 1818, Adding extravagance and civilization to the mix of some of the most legendary cocktails of all time, including the original Singapore Sling. Heering, with it’s Ruby Red coloring and complex cherry flavor that is not overly sweet, is the perfect ingredient for a Valentine’s Day cocktail.
Here at the Madison Club Lounge , we are proud to feature “The Romantic Cherry Blossom” created by Mixologist Richard Broner. The Romantic Cherry Blossom is a romantic Champagne cocktail with Chandon, Cherry Heering and Rose Leaves served in a coupette instead of a traditional champagne glass to highlight the drink. Festive and delicious, this flirty and feminine libation is enough to leave you and your girlfriends saying, “Cupid Who?”
Stop by the Madison Club Lounge this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a Romantic Cherry Blossom. Every Cherry Blossom is served with a single Rose because, hey, who needs cupid when you have cocktails?!
Fun Valentine’s Day Facts
• The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.
• According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion valentine cards are sent each year
• Approximately 85 percent of all valentines are purchased by women
• In the United States, 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts.
• Only the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the U.K. celebrate Valentine’s Day
• Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day
• The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Red stands for strong feelings.
• In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first “Conversation Hearts” — then called “Motto Hearts.” According to NECCO, eight billion of these little candies are sold between January 1 and February 14
• More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day.
Cherryheering.com, ²History.com, Valentine’s Day Fun Facts taken from the previous listed web sites as well as: Corsinet.com, The Romantic.com, Wikipedia.com