Whether you’re celebrating with your special someone at home or hosting a Valentine’s Day party with your closest friends, here are three festive cocktails you’ll need if you’re looking to mix things up with something other than champagne this year. Cheers!
Knob Creek® Rye Black Hawk

2 ​partsKnob Creek® Rye Whiskey

1 ​part DeKuyper® Sloe Gin
1 maraschino cherry, for garnish

​Method: In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine the whiskey and gin.
 Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
 Garnish with the cherry.​
Cruzan® Crush (Single serving)
1 part Cruzan® Vanilla Rum
1 part Cruzan® Aged Dark Rum
1 1/2 parts Pineapple Juice
3/4 parts Lemon Juice
3/4 parts Apricot Simple Syrup*
Fresh Mint and Thyme
Method: Combine lemon juice, apricot simple syrup and pineapple juice into a shaker. Lightly smack 3 mint leaves and drop into the shaker along with 1 stem of thyme and muddle softly. Add rums, ice, and stir. Pour over crushed ice in a tiki glass. Garnish with fresh mint and thyme.
Basil Hayden’s® Blushing Pear 
1 ½ parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/2 part Tawny Port
3/4 part Simple Syrup
3/4 part Lemon Juice
5 Pear Slices (2 for garnish)
2 Rosemary Sprigs
Method: Add 3 pear slices and 1 sprig of rosemary to a cocktail shaker and muddle, combine all remaining ingredients in the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass with ice, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and 2 pear slices.