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Brent’s Pick: Valentine’s Day

blog | 01/13/2020

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With 2019 behind us, we’re looking forward to what’s coming up in the new year, including celebrating Valentine’s Day with our loved ones. Since our legend began with a love story, we hope that you’ll enjoy Four Roses with your friends, family or special someone this Valentine’s Day.

I always enjoy spending Valentine’s Day with my family. We like to keep it simple and celebrate at home, pitching in together to make a nice dinner. My wife, Amy, and my son love to cook, so they take on that task, while my daughter sets the table and lights candles. 

I typically supervise, and handle the Bourbon for Amy and me, of course. Over the years, Amy has perfected the Old Fashioned recipe, and it’s my favorite, so that’s what I typically make. 

I’ve shared the recipe with you below, so that you can handcraft your very own at home.

One of my other favorite ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is at the annual Four Roses Flower Hour event in Louisville, Kentucky. Each year, I look forward to meeting friends like you, while sipping Four Roses and shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts, all while donating to a good cause. I always use this time to pick out a gift for my wife and daughter

This year’s 13th Annual Flower Hour will take place on Friday, February 7 at Nanz & Kraft Florists, and all proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. We hope that you will come mingle with us. If you aren’t able to join, please share how you like to celebrate the holiday with your loved ones on social media and tag Four Roses.

Amy’s Old Fashioned
2 oz Four Roses ​Small Batch
½ oz Simple syrup
1 oz Water
2 dashes Angostura® bitters
Wedge of orange
Maraschino cherry
Crushed ice

In a glass, combine simple syrup and water. Add 2 dashes of Angostura® bitters and Four Roses Small Batch. Top with crushed ice and garnish with an orange wedge and Maraschino cherry. We like to use cara cara navel oranges when in season.

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