Flirty Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes From NYC Restaurants

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If you plan on spending a romantic night in with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, serving up delicious drinks is a must! Impress your date—or your single pals in crime—with mixology skills they never knew you had. To ensure you have the perfect tipsy evening in, we’ve rounded up a selection of flirty Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes NYC’s hottest restaurants.

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Created by Matthew Linzmeier at County
2oz bourbon
3/4 oz lemon
3/4 oz orgeat syrup
3 dashes of chocolate bitters
1 strawberry
*Combine ingredients and garnish with a strawberry.
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Created by Kat Dunn at The Lion

1/2 oz Parfait Amour
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac
Dash of Angostura bitters
Brut Champagne

*Combine ingredients, top with Champagne, and garnish with organic rose petals.

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Lavender Lady
30ml Bombay Sapphire
15ml Créme de pêche
10ml lavender flavored agave nectar
30ml peach purée
20ml lemon juice
Dash of egg white
1 kaffir leaf
*Shake and double strain. Garnish with sprig of lavender.
d'usse drin

D’USSE Devotion

1.5oz D’USSE VSOP Cognac
1.5oz D’USSE VSOP Cognac
3Ž4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
3Ž4 oz housemade cinnamon simple syrup
1 oz hard cider
Dash Angostura bitters

(To make cinnamon syrup: add cinnamon sticks to boiling water and cook until the water turns a brownish hue. Then, add equal parts sugar to the water to create a 1 to 1 syrup.)

*Combine the D’USSE, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, and angostura bitters. Shake and serve up in a coupe glass. Finish with hard cider.

alacran 1Frozen Chamoyada

1 oz lime juice
2 oz Chamoy sauce
1.5 oz Alacran Tequila
Chili powder

In a blender, add ice, lime juice, Alacran Tequila, and chamoy sauce. Blend and serve in a martini glass rimmed with chili powder. Sprinkle a dash of chili powder over the frozen drink.


HIS (Him’ingway Dry Martini)
Created by Logan Ronkainen at Il Mulino PrimeIngredients:
3oz. Absolut Elyx vodka
1 drop of dry Dolin Vermouth De Chambery
Lemon twist*Shake the ingredients in an ice-packed martini shaker until cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a thick lemon twist.HER

HER (Cosmic Love Valentinis)
Created by Logan Ronkainen at Il Mulino Prime
1.5 oz Cranberry-Infused Russian Standard Vodka
¾ oz Cointreau Triple Sec
¾ oz lime juice
½ oz lime cordial
Lime and marinated cranberry garnish[To infuse the vodka: crush 24 oz of fresh cranberries by hand or using a food processor, making sure the skin is broken on all the berries. Add 3L bottle of Russian Standard Vodka and let infuse overnight for no more than 8-12 hours. Strain the infused vodka back into the bottle using a strainer and funnel].*Shake the ingredients in an ice-packed martini shaker. Double strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe and garnish with a marinated cranberry and lime wheel.


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