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Expert bartender serves up easy cocktails for Valentine’s Day

With the Hallmark holiday around the corner, score yourself some extra brownie points with these easy-to-make cocktails.

Expert bartender and Spirit Ambassador for Dan Murphy’s, Charlie Ainsbury, joins Chris Smith live in the studio.

He demonstrates how to make two cocktails sure to impress a loved one on February 14.

Charlie tells Chris cocktails are a little more special.

“It comes down to a little more effort… You want to show them you care.”

Click PLAY below to watch Charlie make the cocktails

Listen to the full interview below 

Below are the recipes

Rosé 75

30 ml Tanqueray Gin or 23rd Street Rose Vodka

15 ml fresh lemon juice

15 ml sugar syrup

60 ml sparkling wine

3 drops rose water

Shake first three ingredients and strain into a flute. Top with sparkling wine and rose water

Garnish with a rose petal

Chocolate Negroni

30 ml Johnny Walker Double Black

30 ml Campari

30 ml Sweet Vermouth

1 dash chocolate bitters or 5 ml dark chocolate liqueur

Prepare all in a bottle beforehand and chill

To serve, pour over ice and add a twist of orange peel