Valentine's Day is upon us. Even if you're like me and think Valentine's Day is nothing more than a Hallmark holiday (much to my wife's annoyance), it is an excellent opportunity to woo your lover through their liver. Here's how:
1.5 ounces reposado tequila
.75 ounces Cointreau or other triple sec
1 ounce cranberry juice
Juice from 1/2 a lime
Combine in shaker with ice, shake as if you're throwing your entire body and soul into something (or someone) you love, and strain into a chilled glass. Lime garnish optional.
Thanks to cocktails.about.com for introducing me to this drink. I recommend using reposado instead of blanco tequila, but the Passion is fine if you use blanco.
The cocktail essentially is a Cosmopolitan that replaces vodka with tequila, or a Margarita that adds a bit of cranberry juice. Regardless of how you view the drink, you will like the taste. And so will your significant other.