Some of us will likely spend this Valentine’s Day indoors but who says it has to be boring?  We wanted to share a few cocktail ideas that would be great for pre-dinner cocktails or for some at-home fun. Duke & Dame, a salted caramel whiskey brand, has some wonderful suggestions for making festive drinks at home, including “Make Me Blush,” “Duke & Dame Espresso Martini,” and “Caramel S’More Martini.” Whatever your plans for Valentine’s Day, these cocktails are sure to be a hit.


Make Me Blush 

  • 2 oz Duke & Dame
  • 1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Red Wine
  • 1/2 oz Agave

Shake ingredients in cocktail shake with ice and strain into coupe glass.


Duke & Dame Espresso Martini 

  • 2 oz Duke & Dame
  • 1 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 oz Espresso

Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with coffee beans. Alternatively, strain into chilled Shot glasses to serve as a Duke & Dame Espresso Shot.

Caramel S’More Martini

  • 3 oz Duke & Dame
  • 1/2 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Chocolate Syrup
  • Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate Syrup for Garnish

Crush graham crackers and use simple syrup or honey to add graham cracker rim to a chilled Martini glass. Garnish inside of glass with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Add Duke & Dame, Irish Cream and Chocolate Syrup to a shaker tin with ice. Shake until well chilled and pour into glass.


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