Whether you are planning to spend a romantic evening with your S/O or have a crazy night with your galantines this February 14th, one thing that should inevitably be there is the drinks. To ensure you are all set in this regard, check out a few of our favorite cocktails to mix into your day of love when chocolates and flowers aren’t quite cutting it.
Hibisco Disco at (Trademark Taste+Grind)
2oz Ilegal Mezcal
3/4 oz Cherry Hibiscus Syrup*
3/4 oz Lime Spritz
Orange Flower Water
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into a Nick & Nora glass. Decorate with edible flowers and glitter.
*Cherry Hibiscus Syrup
Steep Hibiscus Tea in simple syrup overnight (longer for a sweeter flavor)
Mix with an equal amount of Cherry Heering
Rumination Cocktail at (Boulton & Watt)
1.5 oz. London Dry Gin
0.75 oz. Lavender syrup
0.5 oz. Benedictine
0.5 oz. Lemon
2 dash Peach bitters
2 dash Angostura bitters
Shake all ingredients together and strain into a glass piled high with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of lavender.
Rosé Sangria at (Park Avenue Tavern)
12 oz #ingoodco Rosé
4 oz Acqua di Cedro Liqueur
2 oz Strawberry Lemon Syrup*
2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Fresh Fruit: strawberries, apple, orange
Combine ingredients in a pitcher and top with cut apple, strawberries, and club soda. Serve in wine glasses garnished with orange or lemon wheels.
*Strawberry Lemon Syrup
1.5 Cups Chopped Strawberries
1 Cup Sugar
Pinch of Salt
½ Lemon (chopped with peel on)
2 – 4 oz Boiling Water
Muddle ingredients together in boiling water to break down the sugar and salt. Allow to sit for 2 hours, then strain the liquid through a double mesh strainer before serving.