For all you lovers keeping track, February 14th is one week away.
If you are hoping for a romantic evening, may I suggest you skip the fancy restaurant reservation and start planning a dinner at home? Your valentine will thank you. Cooking a meal for someone is surely an act of love, a marvelous way to show your affection.
No matter whom you celebrate with on Valentine's Day, make it a night in. If it'll just be you, cook your favorite, most indulgent meal, and start things off right with this cocktail.
1 ounce gin
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce sweet red vermouth
Orange, for garnish
Fill a short glass with ice cubes. Pour in the gin, Campari, and vermouth, and stir well. Using a small knife, cut a long, narrow strip of the orange peel, pressing the knife lightly so as to avoid the bitter white pith. Twist the peel into a curlicue over the glass, then drop it into the drink.