With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, people everywhere are thinking about how to get their celebrations just right.  Well, here are a few recipes that will have everyone feeling the love! They’re all made with whiskey and crafted to perfection.  So Cheers!


Knob Creek® Bless Your Heart 

by Beth Burrows

Ingredients 1 part Knob Creek Single Barrel

1 part Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

.5 parts Punt e Mes

.25 parts Fresh Lemon Juice

Garnish with Luxardo Maraschino Cherries on skewer Method Combine KC Single Barrel, Luxardo Maraschino, Punt e Mas, and fresh lemon juice in a glass. Add ice. Stir. Strain. Garnish. Served in a *chilled if possible* coupe glass.

Laphroaig® Tam O’Shanter

by Andrey Kalinin (New York City, NY)


1 1/2 parts Laphroaig® Select Scotch Whisky

1/2 part Drambuie® Liqueur

1 part Bordeaux Red Wine

3 dashes Orange Bitters

Orange Peel (for garnish)


Add all ingredients together in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass (served up). Garnish with a flamed orange twist.

Basil Hayden’s® Spiced Honey Ginger

by TJ Vong (Denver, CO)


1½ parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon

½ part Ginger Liqueur

¾ parts Lemon Juice

½ part Honey Simple Syrup*

3 to 4 dashes Bittercube Jamaican® #2 Bitters or Hibiscus Bitters

1 Lemon Peel (for garnish)

1 Rosemary Sprig (for garnish)


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a long, thin lemon peel wrapped around a sprig of rosemary

*To create Honey Simple Syrup, combine equal parts honey and equal parts water over heat until dissolved.