A Valentine's Day Drink for Every Sort of Celebration
February 12, 2014 | by Jessica Estrada | Food & Drink News
Whether you’re planning a night out with friends or popping the question, see our top six sips to toast Valentine’s Day.
FOR A NIGHT OUT: Trattoria Neapolis’ Roman Love Letter
Raise your glass with this festive pink-hued cocktail, which shakes up St. Germain, fresh lemon juice, a splash of rosé, and Peychauds Bitters. 336 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, 626-792-3000
FOR DATE NIGHT: The Roger Room’s Four Aces
The Roger Room fêtes the day of love with five sharable cocktails. The Four Aces, in particular, is a refreshing sipper that mixes Svedka, basil, green grapes, lime juice, and ginger liqueur. 370 La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-854-1300
FOR GIRLS’ NIGHT: Mix Your Own Strawberry Sweetheart
Exercise your mixology skills by crafting this fruity cocktail for a girls’ night in. First, pour two parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka and two large muddled strawberries over ice. Finish off with a splash of club soda and garnish with basil.
FOR A COZY NIGHT IN: Mix Your Own Cupid’s Champagne Potion
Turn a romantic night at home into an all-out celebration with the Cupid’s Champagne Potion. Start by combining 1 oz. Belvedere Vodka with 1 oz. of peach puree and ice in a tin. Shake, then strain into a chilled flute glass and top with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label.
FOR A POST-PROPOSAL TOAST: Dom Pérignon Rosé Champagne
Valentine’s Day is a prime opportunity to pop the question. After your beloved says yes, cheers the occasion with a bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé. Mel & Rose, 8344 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323-655-5557
FOR A NIGHTCAP: SAVED Red Wine
End the night by popping open a bottle of SAVED red wine, crafted by tattoo artist Scott Campbell in collaboration with California winemaker Clay Brock. The Zinfandel blend’s ripe berry flavors make it a sultry way to unwind after a date. The Oaks Gourmet Market, 1915 N. Bronson Ave., Hollywood Hills, 323-871-8894
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC SHANI (FOUR ACES)
Cover shoot: September 2014 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.