Renaissance Hotels Offer Specialty Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

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Renaissance Hotels are gearing up for Valentine’s Day by offering an array of unique cocktails for the holiday!

Check them out!

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What’s Your Number?

What's Your Number
What’s Your Number

1 tsp Jalapeño (Chopped, Seeds Removed)

4-6 Thai Basil Leaves

2 oz 1800 Silver Tequila

½ oz Cointreau

½ oz Lime Juice

¼ oz Simple Syrup

1 (each) Jalapeño Slice (seeds removed)

1 (each) Whole Thai Basil Leaf

In a mixing glass, muddle jalapeño and Thai Basil.  Add remaining ingredients. Add ice, and shake hard 20 times. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a jalapeño slice and Thai Basil leaf.

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Cupid’s Kiss

Cupid's Kiss
Cupid’s Kiss

1 oz Campari

1½ oz Hibiscus Simple Syrup

¼ oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

2 Lemon Wedges

1 (each) Hibiscus Flower

1 (each) Lemon Twist

Create Hibiscus Simple Syrup from the recipe below.  In a mixing glass, combine Campari, hibiscus simple syrup and grapefruit juice.  Squeeze in two lemons and drop in mixing glass.  Add ice and shake vigorously 20 – 30 times.  Strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with a hibiscus flower and lemon twist.

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Passion Punch

Passion Punch
Passion Punch

1 oz Monin Passion Fruit Syrup

1 oz Navan Vanilla Cognac

Prosecco or Champagne, to Fill

1 Strawberry Half

In a champagne flute, add syrup and Navan.  Fill with prosecco or champagne.  Garnish with a strawberry half.

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Love Potion

Love Potion
Love Potion

1 ½ oz Ketel One Vodka

½ oz Grand Marnier

1 ½ oz Fresh Blood Orange Juice

1 oz Simple Syrup

¾ oz Shaved Ginger

2 (each) Lemon Candied Ginger Starfruit

In a mixing glass, muddle mint and simple syrup.  Add 1 raspberry, rum and lime juice.  Add ice, and shake vigorously 20 – 30 times. Pour into highball glass, and garnish fresh raspberries and a mint sprig.

Garnish: Lemon Candied Ginger Star Fruit (by Dress the Drink www.dressthedrink.com)

 

Un Beso

Un Beso
Un Beso

6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves

1 oz Simple Syrup

2 oz Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy Rum

1 Fresh Raspberry

½ oz Lime Juice

1 (each) Fresh Mint Sprig

3 Fresh Raspberries

In a mixing glass, muddle mint and simple syrup.  Add 1 raspberry, rum and lime juice.  Add ice, and shake vigorously 20 – 30 times. Pour into highball glass, and garnish fresh raspberries and a mint sprig.

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Love, Sex, Money

Love, Sex, Money
Love, Sex, Money

2 oz Grey Goose Vodka

Pomegranate Juice

Mint Simple Syrup

2 packets Pop Rocks (strawberry)

3 50ml Flasks  (Order from Indigo Instruments at http://www.indigo.com

Flask, Erlenmeyer 50ml, $2.50 each)

Fill 3 beakers with pomegranate juice, mint simple syrup and pop rocks.  In a mixing glass, add vodka and ice, and shake vigorously 20 times. Pour into martini glass, and serve immediately with a swizzle stick.   Instruct guests to create their ideal partner: Love (Pomegranate), Money (Mint Syrup), Sex (Pop Rocks)

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For a Good Thyme…

For a Good Thyme
For a Good Thyme

2 oz Maker’s Mark

1 oz Citrus Thyme Syrup**

½ oz Lemon Juice

Ginger Beer (to fill)

2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme

1 (each) Lemon Wedge

Create citrus thyme syrup from the recipe below. In a mixing glass, combine bourbon, citrus thyme syrup and lemon juice.  Add ice, and shake vigorously 20 – 30 times. Pour into highball glass, and top with ginger beer.  Stir and garnish with fresh thyme and lemon wedges.

**Citrus Thyme Syrup

1 bunch fresh thyme

Peel of 1 small lemon

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Bring water to a boil.  And thyme, lemon peel and sugar, and simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and cool.

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