Four Roses Bourbon is the perfect sip for Valentine’s Day

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From quiet romantic evenings to grand, over the top gestures, Four Roses Bourbon could weave its iconic story into a love affair. While many people appreciate the distinctive bourbon, this Valentine’s Day there is another reason to fill the cocktail glass with a touch of the golden liquor.

While many people are familiar with the exquisite flavor of Four Roses Bourbon, the story behind the name is equally as intriguing. Per the liquor brand, the four roses represent the corsage that the Southern Belle wore to tell founder Paul Jones Jr that she would accept his proposal. Now those roses represent passion both in life and in the glass.

What is Four Roses Bourbon shaking up for Valentine’s Day?

This year for Valentine’s Day, Four Roses Bourbon has partnered with several well-known chefs to curate a delicious Valentine’s Day meal paired with creative cocktails. Each three-course meal captures the spirit of the holiday while pushing the flavor boundaries.

The three participating chefs are Stephanie Izard, Ford Dry and Chad Colby. Each chef’s meal is paired with a cocktail created by Natalie Migliarini. From a touch sweet to a little surprising, these Valentine’s Day food and cocktail pairings might spark an epic love affair.

Looking at the three options, the pairings are quite varied. Stephanie Izard’s meal shows that strawberries can be both savory and sweet. While the appetizer is bright and refreshing, her main course is robust and hearty. Ending the meal with a chocolate cake, the Strawberry Love cocktail shines with every bite. And, this cocktail also works as both an aperitif and an after dinner cocktail.

Continuing the strawberry theme, the Strawberry Bourbon Smash is paired with Chef Colby’s Burrata Caprese and Antico Steak. This meal pairing is all about luscious flavors.

Lastly, a riff on the classic Old Fashioned, Old Fashioned Valentine, is paired with Chef Fry’s Crispy Sourdough with ‘Nduja and Burrata, and “Little Ear” Pasta with Heritage Breed Pork. This pairing proves that a classic is always timeless.

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These cocktail recipes and more information on ordering the three-course dinners can be found online. Four Roses Bourbon is available at various retailers and can be ordered via Drizly.

What Valentine’s Day cocktail will be shaking up for your beloved? Do you pair your cocktails to your menu?