With Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) coming up, we’re posting some themed cocktails that you can create and enjoy on that romantic occasion, or mix to set the mood in the days and weeks beforehand:
Lavender Lady (pictured)
30 ml. Bombay Sapphire gin
15 ml. Creme de peche
10 ml. Lavender agave
30 ml. Peach purée
20 ml. Lemon juice
Dash of egg white
1 Kaffir leaf
Shake and double strain. Garnish with a lavender sprig.
Recipe created at Sushisamba in New York.
1 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
1 oz. Cocchi Rosa wine
½ oz. Benedictine herbal liqueur
2 dashes Fee’s black walnut bitters
Stir in a mixing glass with ice, then strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a small rosemary sprig for some extra spicy aromatics.
Created by Taylor Stevens of Teardrop Lounge in Portland, OR.
Intense Ginger Sutra
1 oz. Barrow’s Intense ginger liqueur
2 oz. Vodka
Splash of grenadine
Serve over rocks, with a garnish with a slice of blood orange
The mixologists at Barrow’s created this recipe.
1½ oz. Snow Leopard vodka
¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. Aperitivo Cappelletti
¾ oz. Cardamaro
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a coupe glass.
Created by Nathan Rawlinson at All’Onda in New York.
¾ oz. Tequila reposado (important that it is reposado)
½ oz. Monin maple spice syrup
5 oz. Boon Kriek fruit beer (or half bottle)
Mix the tequila and spice syrup in cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously. Place ice cubes in serving glass. Add the contents of the shaker to the glass. Pour the beer ion at the last moment. Garnish with a real Maraschino cherry and a straw.
The mixologists at Belgian Beer Cafe Nomad in New York created this recipe.
Milano Old Fashioned
1 oz. Tanqueray No. Ten gin
1 oz. Campari
2 oz. Grapefruit juice
Shake first three ingredients with ice, strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with an orange slice.
Recipe courtesy of SD26 in New York.