Possibly the most appropriately named cocktail for Valentine's Day and our Sweetheart Sips series, David Wondrich's Saint Valentine is worth so much more than a name. It should be considered a modern classic by one of the legends of modern mixology and works year-round.
The Saint Valentine uses white rum - 10 Cane and Flor de Cana are recommended - with Fonseca Bin 27 Ruby Port, orange liqueur, and lime juice. It's a simple cocktail and will take just a few minutes to mix up, though you will find that this is one of those great examples of the best drinks coming from the simplest mixes with the key being a finely balanced ratio. Sophisticated, simple, and a fine cocktail, that is the Saint Valentine. Get the Saint Valentine recipe...
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