So, the day is upon us again. Yes, that’s right, Valentine's Day - time to spoil your partner! On this day, don’t forget to support local when shopping around for gift ideas and why not drink local, as well? I created two lovely cocktails that couples can enjoy together.

Cocktail #1

Gewberry - For Those who Like it Fruity

Gewberry Cocktail

  • 1oz 50th Parallel Gewürztraminer wine
  • .5oz Okanagan Spirits Raspberry Framboise
  • .5oz Soho Lychee liqueur
  • .5oz lime juice
  • .5oz simple syrup
  • Garnish with a raspberry

In a cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients from above with lots of ice so the shaker is full. Shake well for around 10 seconds until shaker is cold outside. Strain into a martini or coupe glass without ice and garnish with a raspberry.

Cocktail #2

Aquavitus Mule - Classic with a Twist

Aquavitus Mule Cocktail

  • 2oz Okanagan Spirits Aquavitus
  • .5oz lime juice
  • .25oz simple syrup
  • 2oz ginger beer
  • Garnish ginger slices on pick | dill sprig

Fill a glass or mule mug with ice and simply pour each ingredient, except the ginger beer. Give the cocktail a gentle stir to combine all ingredients and top up with the ginger beer. Garnish the drink with a couple of candied ginger pieces and dill sprig.


Harry DosanjHarry Dosanj is a locally celebrated and award-winning mixologist, who loves supporting local businesses and creating seasonal beverages. You can find Harry mixing drinks as the Lead Barman at the Eldorado Hotel.

Check out Harry's work here:
Facebook: Bar Travelling Man | Instagram: @harrydosanj