Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes In Collaboration With Quaff Magazine

Elegance Coupe

Set the mood and really impress this Valentine’s Day with our classic cocktails - created in collaboration with Nicolas Specht at Quaff Magazine. Perfect for a special Valentine’s date night, or simply enjoyed with friends, these simple cocktail recipes are easy to recreate and taste divine.

First, find out more about the talented cocktail creator and founder of Quaff magazine.


Quaff Magazine is all about bringing you the latest in cocktail culture through creative recipes, bartender tips and guides on creating cocktails, equipment, spirits and the world’s most beautiful bars.

It’s founder Nicolas Specht, is passionate about cocktails and wanted to create a website that provided unique creations with beautiful imagery. Hence the creation of Quaff Magazine – a website dedicated to original and exclusive cocktail recipes that represent the Quaff spirit.

Find out more and immerse yourself in the world of cocktail mixology @quaffmagazine


Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes


Inspired by the Boulevardier, this cocktail combines two spirits: Bourbon and Campari - the result is indeed quite different.

“Your palate will not stop navigating between flavours, which perfectly complement the roundness and spices of Bourbon” – Quaff Magazine.

Elegance Coupe

GLASSWARE: Waterford Elegance Champagne Belle Coupe – this stemware is perfect for elegant entertaining on special occasions like Valentine’s Day, or simply a perfect gift for champagne connoisseurs.


  •  4 cl (1.35 oz.) Bourbon 1 cl (0.35 oz.) Campari
  • 1 cl (0.35 oz.) H.Theoria Hystérie liqueur
  • 1 bar spoon of Ginger liqueur
  • 2 dashes of Orange Bitters
  • Garnish: orange zest


  1. Place all the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir for 20-30 seconds and strain into Elegance Champagne Belle Coupe over a big ice cube.
  2. Squeeze the orange zest over the glass and discard.

Singapore Sling Cocktail Recipe

A classic, the Singapore Sling dates back to 1915. The recipe is very fruity and sweet as it includes pineapple juice and grenadine syrup. On the palate, cherry and Gin take over, perfectly complemented by the herbaceous flavours of Benedictine.

“The version we offer comes from Smuggler's Cove, a renowned tiki bar in San Francisco. More balanced and successful, we prefer this version!” – Quaff Magazine

Elegance Gin Hiball

GLASSWARE: Waterford Marquis Vintage Hi-Ball – this long glass has a contemporary style perfect for entertaining friends this Valentine’s Day.


  • 4,5 cl (1.5 oz) Gin
  • 1,5 cl (0.5 oz) Cherry liqueur
  • 0,75 cl (0.25 oz) Bénédictine
  • 2,25 cl (0.75 oz) Lemon juice
  • 0,75 cl (0.25 oz) Demerara syrup*
  • 1 dash of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash of Orange Bitters
  • 6 cl (2 oz) Seltzer (carbonated water)
  • Garnish: Lemon wedge
  • *Demerara syrup: 2 cups water, 1 cup sugar, 3 cups of granulated sugar.


  1. Pour water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool and store in the refrigerator.
  2. Add the seltzer to the bottom of Marquis Vintage Hi-Ball glasses with ice cubes. Place the rest of the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, and shake for 10 seconds.
  3. Strain into glasses and complete with a little of seltzer if necessary.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve with a straw.


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