When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there’s pretty much no cliché too syrupy sweet to come into play. In this case, the appropriate golden oldie is ‘sweets for the sweet.’ And a sweet thing it is.

The Sweetest Thing combines the smooth warmth of bourbon with the sweetness of crème de brambois, a raspberry flavored liqueur. Then it ups the romance quotient by topping off with champagne and adding a few fresh raspberries. It’s elegant and beautiful, and a great choice to share with your Valentine.

Recipe: Sweetest Thing


  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • ½ oz. crème de frambois
  • Champagne
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish


  1. Pour the bourbon and crème de framboise into a fluted glass.
  2. Top off with champagne.
  3. Drop a few raspberries into the glass for garnish.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Number of servings (yield): 1