Whether it’s champagne, tequila or rum, revelers can add a little boozy excitement to their Valentine’s Day plans with these five essential cocktail recipes. From Atlas’ Temptation, ONE. midtown kitchen’s Any Other Name, TWO urban licks’ Two Punch, Dantanna’s Bleeding Heart and Southern Kitchen’s Cupid’s Cranberry Fizz, these tipsy treats will have everyone feeling feisty this Valentine’s Day.
1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/2 oz Creme de Cassis
2oz Silver Tequila
1oz Lime Juice
1/3 oz Fresh Ginger Syrup
1 Egg White
3-4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Add all ingredients except egg white and bitters to a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a clean shaker, also add egg white, and dry shake vigorously. Double strain into a coupe. Finally, garnish with a freeze dried raspberry and add your Angostura Bitters design.
Located within the St. Regis Atlanta, Atlas celebrates the very best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences. For more information, visit atlasrestaurant.com. Also, stay connected on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter at @AtlasBuckhead.
ONE. midtown kitchen’s Any Other Name
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Rose Syrup
Combine rose syrup and lemon juice, shake and strain into a coupe. Top with champagne and garnish with a rose petal.
For more information or to make a reservation, call ONE. midtown kitchen at 404.892.4111 or visit www.onemidtownkitchen.com. Furthermore, ONE. midtown kitchen is located at 559 Dutch Valley Rd, Atlanta, GA 30324. Also, stay connected on Twitter at @OneMidtown, on Instagram at @OneMidtownKitchen and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEmidtownkitchen/.
TWO urban licks’ Two Punch
2 Parts Fruity Red Wine
3/4 Part Silver Rum
3/4 Part Cognac
1/4 Part each of Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice and Blueberry Juice
1/16 Triple Sec or to taste
Garnish with Lime Wheel
Combine fruity red wine, silver rum, cognac, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, blueberry juice and triple sec into a shaker tin. Shake and strain into a glass over ice. Finally, garnish with a lime wheel and enjoy!
To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306. Also, stay connected on Twitter at @2urbanlicks and Instagram at @TwoUrbanLicks and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwoUrbanLicks/.
Dantanna’s Bleeding Heart
1 1⁄2 oz Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata
4 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1⁄2 oz Filthy Black Cherry Syrup
Combine Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata and fresh squeezed orange juice into a shaker tin with ice. Shake, then pour into a rocks glass. Finally, drizzle the Filthy Black Cherry Syrup over the top and garnish with an orange slice and black cherry.
Dantanna’s Buckhead is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304, Atlanta, GA 30326. Dantanna’s Downtown is located at 1 CNN Center #269, Atlanta, GA 30303. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.dantannas.com or call 404.760.8873. Also, stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @dantannas.
Southern Kitchen’s Cupid’s Cranberry Fizz
Hands On Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 0 minutes
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Sugar
2 Pods Star Anise
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 Cup Cranberries Angostura Bitters
1 Bottle chilled sparkling wine, such as Prosecco, Cava or Champagne
In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, star anise and salt, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. While the syrup is heating, use the tip of a paring knife to pierce the center of each cranberry. Add the cranberries to the syrup mixture, reduce the heat to low, and gently poach until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, transfer the syrup mixture to a medium bowl and refrigerate until cold. Place four cranberries in the bottom of each Champagne flute, along with a barspoon of the syrup. Finally, add three dashes of bitters to each flute, then top with sparkling wine and serve.
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