Valentines Day Cocktail Recipes

In the Spirit

Holiday time is the best time.
Between the decorations and gatherings with friends and family, it’s hard not to feel joyous during those special times of year … and then there’s the food and drinks – festive and tasty tokens that take the celebration to a whole new level. Here, area establishments share several show-stopping cocktails so that you too can impress guests with your cheerful creations.

Photography by Rich Smith


Love Potion Cocktail Recipe

Jacob Nichols
Course Drinks


  • 1.5 oz. tequila
  • 0.75 oz. amaretto
  • 0.5 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice
  • 0.25 oz. hibiscus syrup
  • 1 barspoon rose water
  • 1 egg white


  • Add all ingredients to a tin and shake hard for 15 seconds.
  • Add ice and shake hard again for another 10 seconds.
  • Strain into a coupe glass.
  • To garnish, spritz with rose water and layer crushed rose petals on top.
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jacob pouring into a shot glass

Jacob Nichols at Unknown Caller

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Frida Rose Cocktail Recipe

Lena Allison
Course Drinks


  • 1.75 oz. blanco tequila
  • 2 oz. guava syrup
  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. rose water


  • In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients along with ice and shake to combine.
  • Strain into a champagne flute or other glass of your choice.
  • You can also serve this drink neat or over ice, and rim your glass with Tajín seasoning for a bit of a kick.
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Lena Allison at Taqueria Jalisco

Lena Allison at Taqueria Jalisco

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