A toast to romance

Thursday, February 10, 2011
By Julie Wiegan

Whether you’re having a romantic dinner or planning a girl’s night in on Valentine’s Day, here are some cocktail recipes you can pour your heart over.

Grey Goose La Poire Chocolate Tart
1 ½ parts GREY GOOSE La Poire Flavored Vodka
½ part vanilla liqueur
1 part lime juice
¾ part simple syrup
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp sugar
1 chocolate kiss for garnish

1. On a small plate, mix together the sugar and cocoa.
2. Rub the outside edge of the martini glass with a lime wedge and roll in sugar to coat.
3. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all of the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously.
4. Strain into a cocktail glass and drop in a chocolate kiss.

Valentines Day cocktail recipes  - The Exclusiv Valentine

The Exclusiv Valentine
(Recipe trademarked by Daniel Seelbinder)
1 1/2 oz Exclusiv Vodka
1/2 oz raspberry liquor
1/2 oz simple syrup
5 rose petals

1. In a collins glass, muddle rose petals and simple syrup add ice.
2. Pour vodka and raspberry liquor then fill with champagne.

Valentines Day cocktail recipes - Love In The FIG City

Love In The FIG City
(by Tomas Delos Reyes of the Standard Hotel, NYC)2 oz Partida Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz Ginger Liqueur
1/2 oz Cinnamon syrup
3/4 oz Fig puree or half a fresh fig
Mionetto Brut Prosecco

1.Muddle, shake and fine strain over ice into a rocks glass.
2.Top with Mionetto Brut Prosecco and garnish with a fresh fig wheel.

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