Backcountry Bartender: Valentine's Day Cranberry Passion Cocktail

Spoil your love in the backcountry with this fruit-forward winter cocktail.

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valentine's day cocktail

The perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail. (Crystal Sagan)

valentine's day cocktail

Dos Lunas Reposado Tequila (Crystal Sagan)

valentine's day cocktail

(Crystal Sagan)

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day in a tent under the stars with your honey, or snuggled up indoors, this cocktail is sure to make them buckle at the knees. The key ingredient here is Dos Lunas Reposado Tequila Delicious for sipping on its own and extremely smooth, Dos Lunas shines with prominent sweet vanilla and oak flavors and is perfect in this drink for its naturally romantic palate.


1.5 oz Dos Lunas Reposado Tequila

.5 oz Cranberry-Vanilla Simple Syrup

1 squeeze lemon

At Home

To make the syrup, combine ½ cup sugar, ¾ cup water, 1 cup frozen cranberries, and 2 vanilla beans in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before proceeding. Combine tequila and simple into a zip-top bag. Slice 1 lemon and pack separately.

In the Backcountry

Squeeze the lemon slice into the zip-top bag, and chill in a cold stream or under snow. Optional to add a small scoop of clean snow and a cranberry garnish.

To Enjoy at Home

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and serve over ice with a cranberry garnish.