The Saint Valentine was created by David Wondrich who is known for his historical take on drinks in books such as Imbibe!. This recipe, while obviously appropriate for Valentine's Day, need not be relegated to a lover's drink and one of those cocktails that fits into any occasion.
On his Esquire blog, Wondrich shares a recipe for Saint Valentine in a large batch and suggests using a 'full-flavored white rum such as 10 Cane or Flor de Caña.' Another excellent option for rum is Banks 5 Island, while on the ruby port side, I do have to stand by the Fonseca Bin 27 that is suggested in this particular single-serve recipe. It has a bright, fruity taste that is near divine in this drink.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 1 1/2 oz white rum
- 1/2 oz Fonseca Bin 27 Ruby Port
- 1/2 oz orange curacao or Grand Marnier
- 1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
- Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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