Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes, Round Two

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Holiday Drinks

With Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) coming up, we’re posting themed cocktails that you can create and enjoy on that romantic occasion, or mix up while setting the mood in the days and weeks beforehand:

Strawberry Quiver (pictured at top)

2 oz Bourbon
¾ oz. Lemon juice
¾ oz. Orgeat
3 dashes Chocolate bitters
1 Strawberry

Muddle strawberry in a tin, add bourbon, lemon, orgeat, bitters, ice, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a half a strawberry (chocolate-dip is optional).

The Strawberry Quiver was created by Matthew Linzmeier at County Restaurant in the Flatiron, New York.

The Naked Embrace

1½ parts Ménage à Trois Triple Berry vodka
¼ part Simple syrup
½ part Lemon juice
¼ part Wild berry syrup
5 parts Dry sparkling wine/Champagne

Add all ingredients over ice. Shake and strain into a champagne flute, top with Champagne.


Weekend at the Waldorf

Created by Nicole Trzaska, of The Liberty, in New York

Weekend at the Waldorf

2 Whole Strawberries
2 oz. Selvarey white rum
3/4 oz. Orange curacao
3/4 oz. Fresh lemon juice

In a mixing vessel, muddle strawberries and combine the rest of the ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled, cocktail coupe. Garnish with a strawberry slice.

The mixologists at Selvarey created this recipe.


3 parts Ménage à Trois citrus vodka
4 parts Fresh-squeezed blood orange juice
½ part Orange Cognac

Add plenty of ice to a rock glass, then vodka and blood orange juice. Stir with a bar spoon, then gently float Cognac over the top. Garnish with a long lemon twist.

Created by Ménage à Trois.

Mexican 75

1 part Cruz Silver tequila
½ part Tres Agaves cocktail-ready agave nectar
½ part Fresh-squeezed lime juice
Avissi prosecco, for topping
1 Lime zest spiral, for garnish

Combine all ingredients except prosecco in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into a prosecco flute.  Top off with prosecco and lime zest garnish.

Created by Cruz Silver tequila.

La Rosa

1½ parts Tres Agaves Blanco tequila
½ part Crème de Mure (blackberry liqueur)
½ part Fresh-squeezed lime juice
½ part Hibiscus tea
¼ part Tres Agaves Cocktail-Ready agave nectar

Shake all ingredients and double strain into a stemmed glass of your choice. Garnish with a lime wheel or hibiscus flower.

Created by Tres Agaves Blanco tequila.

Rose et l’amour 

Angostura bitters
½ Parfait amour liqueur
½ Pierre Ferand Ambre Cognac
Topped with Brut Champagne
Garnished with organic rose petals

Combine liqueur, cognac and bitters in a flute glass or coupe. Top with Champagne and garnish with organic rose petals.

Recipe created by Kat Dunn at The Lion in New York.

Dulce y Picante

1½ parts Hornitos Plata tequila
½ part Green Chartreuse
¾ part Pineapple juice
1 Jalapeno slice
¾ part Simple syrup
¾ part Lime
Handful of cilantro

Muddle cilantro in a mixing glass, then gently muddle jalapeño on top of cilantro, then add remaining ingredients into a mixing glass. Shake well for approximately 8-10 seconds. Double strain into a double old fashioned glass rimmed with paprika sea salt. Garnish with a cilantro leaf and/or pineapple leaf.

Cocktail created by mixologist Christian Sanders of New York City’s Evelyn Drinkery.

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