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(NC) - Valentine's Day is not just for lovers, it is a chance for friends to get more acquainted and just like other matchmakers we know and love, it may also be the perfect time to encourage a budding romance, or two. So if you have plans to throw a cocktail party, here are a few tried-and-true recipes from a very good source.

If there was ever such a thing as a love potion, this would be it.


  • 3/4 oz. (20 mL) brandy
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 3 oz. (75 mL) chilled, Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut, or semi-dry, Freixenet Carta Nevada


In a champagne glass, combine sugar cube, bitters and brandy.

While stirring, add the sparkling wine.

Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

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