Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and well your dinner reservations are (hopefully) made, the outfit has been curated, the only step left is to pick out a cocktail or two for evening. I’ve got a few yummy cocktails on hand to share with you, so you can share them with your S.O.
Created by Jaime Rios, Bartender, Top of the Standard, Manhattan
1.5 parts Ménage à Trois Berry Vodka
1.5 parts Lillet Rosé
1 part Tanqueray (or other juniper forward gin)
.25 parts Campari
Directions: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir for about 20 seconds with Kold Draft ice (or ten seconds with smaller ice). Strain into rocks glass with “whisky stones” or large cube of ice. Garnish with lemon twist.
CRUZ Choco- Tini
Created by Niccole Trzaska, The Liberty NYC
2 parts CRUZ Reposado Tequila
3 parts Choco-vine, Chocolate Wine
Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass, garnish with chocolate sauce and cinnamon.
If you’re not into cocktails, you can never go wrong with a bottle of bubbly. Since it is valentine’s day afterall, go the extra mile to get a bottle of Rosé, like the Impérial Rosé from Moêt & Chandon. It’s bubbly, sweet and of course, pink.