Drink This: Valentine's Day Elixirs

—MARIA TETTAMANTI | February 2, 2012 | The Latest Homepage Latest

1 - Drink This: Valentine's Day Elixirs
Candy Heart cocktail

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Whether you will be wooing the one you love or celebrating solo, cocktails are definitely in order. Here are three no-fail love potions from the mixologists at Whiskey Blue at the W Fort Lauderdale to get you through.

Love Potion #9
SERVES ONE

1 ounce Stoli Vanilla
1/2 ounce watermelon liqueur
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 ounce pineapple juice
Champagne

Add first four ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a Champagne flute, top with Champagne, and garnish with a strawberry half.

Sweet Tart
SERVES ONE

1 1/2 ounces Stoli Vanil
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 bar spoon of strawberry jam
Champagne

Add first four ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice, top with Champagne, and garnish with a lemon twist.

Candy Heart
SERVES ONE

1 1/2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream
1 1/2 ounces White Creme de Cacao
5 ounces Finlandia Vodka
5 ounces half & half
1 1/2 ounces strawberry purée
3/4 ounce fresh sour mix
2 1/2 ounces whipped cream

Add first four ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and set aside. Add remaining ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain atop martini glass mixture and garnish with a strawberry half.

Whiskey Blue at the W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-8200.

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