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The Many Flavors of Love

By February 4, 2019Top News

Cocktails delight in hues of reds, pinks and purples for Valentine’s Day. Take inspiration for one of the season’s best on-premise sales opportunities.

 

Rose Clover

Rosé Clover

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz SVEDKA Rosé
  • .75 oz Lillet Rose
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz 1:1 Simple Syrup
  • 4 Raspberries
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters

Method:

Add all ingredients to a mixing tin and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a triangular lemon twist and two skewered raspberries.

 

 

Purple Spring

Purple Spring

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Brockmans Gin
  • 2 oz. Beetroot juice
  • 4 oz. Wild Berry Cider

Method:

Add Brockmans and beetroot juice to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a stemmed Copa glass (bowl glass) filled with ice. Top with Wild Berry Cider and give it a gentle stir. Garnish with a very thin slice of dehydrated beetroot and edible flowers for a touch of spring.

 

 

 

Feelings Catcher

Feelings Catcher

 Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz. Elijah Craig 12
  • 3/4 oz. Lustau Spanish brandy
  • 1/2 oz. Coruba
  • 1/2 oz. The Perfect Purée Pink Guava Puree, thawed
  • 3/4 oz. Donn’s Mix (2:1 grapefruit to cinnamon syrup)
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
  • Peychaud’s Bitters (float)
  • Mint sprig (garnish)

Method:

Build in a swizzle glass and swizzle with crushed ice. Float Peychaud’s Bitters. Garnish with a mint sprig. (Created by Ivy Mix, Co-Owner and Head Bartender, Leyenda, Brooklyn, N.Y.C., Courtesy of The Perfect Purée.)

 

 

Casamingos Hearts on Fire

Casamingos Hearts on Fire

  • 2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz. Blood orange juice
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz. Simple syrup
  • 2 Dashes of firewater bitters OR 3-4 slices of a serrano pepper
  • Rim of salt / sugar / tijan or chipotle mixture (equal parts)

Method:

Add all ingredients into a tin shaker, muddle the fruit and add ice. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds then fine strain into a rocks glass. Add fresh ice and garnish with heart-shaped cutout of a blood orange peel and place on top of the cocktail.

 

 

Mezcal Mama,  The New York Edition

Mezcal Mama,  The New York Edition

  • 5 oz. Gem & Bolt Mezcal
  • 5 oz. Jasmine Tea
  • .75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz. Agave Syrup
  • .25 oz. Benedictine
  • 3 or 4 Raspberries

Method:

Shake all ingredients and strain over ice. Garnish with three or four raspberries.

 

 

Roses & Berries Tanqueray

Roses & Berries Tanqueray

Ingredients:

  • 1.25 oz. Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • ½ tsp. Rose Water
  • Fever -Tree Elderflower Tonic
  • Strawberries
  • Rose petals
  • Alt. add rosebuds to garnish as well

Method:

Build 1.25 oz of Tanqueray London Dry Gin, ½ teaspoon of rose water and Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic to fill over ice in couple class. Stir. Top with tonic. Dress with strawberries and rose petals.

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