Every year as Valentine’s Day nears, I can’t help but think of the history of this day dedicated to love. There is a lot of debate regarding the origins, but my favorite is the legend of Italian bishop, Valentin of Terni. Valentin of Terni was said to marry forbidden couples such as slaves and soldiers and after the ceremony he presented the newly wed couple with flowers. People believed that the couples married by Valentin were quite blessed.
Fittingly, the Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel Capella Bar team has created aValentine’s cocktail to celebrate the event. Called “The Rose of Valentino” this is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday! Of course, some of you are too far away to celebrate their Valentine’s Day with us, but fortunately I am able to bring the drink to you!
The Rose of Valentino
2 cl Belsazar Rosé
2 cl Chambord
4 cl Kombucha
8 cl sparkling wine or Champagne
Served with a dried rose.
Take a cocktail glass and fill it with ice cubes to chill it. Wait about one minute and empty the glass. Now, measure the Belsazar Rosé, Chambord and Kombucha and pour in the glass. Finally, infuse the drink with sparkling wine or Champagne (whatever you or your Valentine prefers) and decorate it with a dried rose.
Now, toast to love this romantic season!