Cupid Approved Cocktails to Empress Your Beloved this Valentine’s Day

Cupid Approved Cocktails


Cupid Approved Cocktails that Will Have Your Valentine Swooning on V-Day



Fall in love with Cupid approved cocktails from Empress 1908 Gin, an indigo-colored, vibrant gin that makes for a romantic cocktail on Valentine’s Day.


  • Why Cupid Approves:
    • Empress 1908 Gin, $39.99 SRP, includes a signature blend of black tea and butterfly pea blossom, an exotic, natural herb that adds a delicate aroma for an intimate dinner at home (or a cozy cocktail night with your friends). Creating a homemade cocktail that’s unique and tasty is the best way to impress (or Empress as we say) for the designated day of love.

  • Recipes to Empress your V-Day Date:
  • These recipe suggestions using Empress 1908 Gin that will send an arrow right through your heart this Valentine’s Day.

  • Link to Purchase HERE


Cupid Approved Cocktails



Description: The La Vie En Rose is a signature cocktail for this Valentine’s Day with rose water being a beautiful and delicious main ingredient!


  • 1.5 oz Empress 1908 Gin

  • 3-4 Cardamom Pods

  • 1 tbsp Rose Water

  • 2 tbsp Simple Syrup

  • Juice of Half of a Lemon

  • Sparkling Water

Method: Coat glass rim with lemon juice, and dip in cardamom     sugar. Add crushed cardamom pods and Empress 1908 Gin. Let sit for 5-10 min to let the flavors infuse. Add rose water, simply syrup, and lemon juice, and mix. Add ice, and top off with sparkling water. Garnish with dried rose petals. 

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Description: Refreshing mint, soft floral elderflower, bright white cranberry and a splash of bubbly soda makes the perfect cocktail to sip with loved ones! If you’re feeling extra sweet, garnish with your favorite love note candy.


1.5 oz Empress 1908 Gin
1 oz White Cranberry Juice
¼ oz Elderflower Liqueur
¼ oz Lemon Juice
Soda Water (To Top)
Mint Leaves

Method: Shake all ingredients but soda water on ice, including mint. Strain into a chilled glass. Top with soda and garnish with mint leaves.
Cupid Approved Cocktails

Description: Raise your glass to someone special with this tasty and romantic recipe.


1 ½ oz Empress 1908 Gin
½ oz Cherry Juice
2 Drops Rose Bitters or Rose Water
5 oz Rosé Sparkling Wine
Cherry Candy Hearts

Method: Place cherry candy hearts on a plate lined with parchment paper and set in the freezer for 4 hours or until frozen. Then, place the frozen cherry hearts into a serving glass acting as ice cubes to chill the drink. Add the Cherry juice, Rose Bitters, and Empress 1908 Gin into a glass, mixing to combine. Pour over the chilled candy hearts, then top with rosé sparkling wine before serving!
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About the Product 

Empress 1908 Gin (SRP: $39.99, 42.5% ABV)

Handcrafted in small batch copper-pot stills, Empress 1908 Gin is made by Victoria Distillers and inspired by the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. On top of traditional botanicals, we add a signature blend of black tea served at the Empress Hotel and butterfly pea blossom, an exotic herb that balances the traditional citrus notes of gin with a warm herbal earthiness, and gives the gin its natural indigo color. Empress 1908’s combination of exquisite taste, delicate aroma, soft texture, and remarkable presentation provide the perfect base for a new aesthetic of cocktail creation and enjoyment.

Empress 1908 was named “Best Canadian Classic” at the “2018 World Gin Awards” and awarded the gold medal at the “2017 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition” along with many other earned distinctions and awards

About Victoria Distillers

A pioneer in Canadian distilling, Victoria Distillers has been producing award-winning spirits since 2008. Our unique waterfront location in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, houses the copper pot stills that produce our range of spirits – most notably, Empress 1908 Gin. Empress 1908 Gin was created by Victoria Distillers and inspired by the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel. Empress 1908 appeals to one’s sense of creative delight through its balanced citrus and spice palette, brilliant color, light floral fragrance and soft texture. Empress 1908 is now available for purchase in liquor stores across Canada, the USA and a growing number of international countries.

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