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Stir up Valentine's Day Cocktails by NYC bartenders

Is anything more romantic than a talented mixologist?

We're going to say no.

These drink recipes by some of NYC's best bartenders will help get you in the mood on Valentine's Day.

Go out for drinks or stir them up yourself!

Rebelle's Swipe Right

Ingredients: 2 oz. Koval gin 1/2 oz.
Photo Credit: Katie Burton

Ingredients:

2 oz. Koval gin

1/2 oz. ginger syrup

1 oz. cranberry juice

1/2 oz. lemon juice

Method:

Shake and serve up with lemon peel garnish.

Brooklyn Winery's Bouquet of Brooklyn

Ingredients: 1.5 ounces Brooklyn Winery Zinfandel 1
Photo Credit: Brooklyn Winery

Ingredients:

1.5 ounces Brooklyn Winery Zinfandel

1 ounce Hendricks gin

1 ounce Campari

1 ounce "bouquet of flowers" simple syrup (recipe below)

Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass and stir over ice. Garnish with either an orange peel or edible flowers.

Bouquet of Flowers simple syrup:

1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers

2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers

15 dried rose buds

3/4 cup sugar

Bring 1 cup water to boil then remove from heat. Combine all dry ingredients and pour boiling water over them. Stir until sugar is dissolved then cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and refrigerate until ready to use. Yields 8 ounces of syrup.

Limani's The Vesper

Ingredients: 2 oz. elit by Stolichnaya 1
Photo Credit: elit

Ingredients:

2 oz. elit by Stolichnaya

1 oz. gin

½ oz. Lillet

Method:

Pour elit into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until ice cold. Strain and serve up, garnished with a lemon twist.

The Clocktower's Valley of the Flowers

Ingredients: 1.25 Oz Snow Leopard Vodka 1.25
Photo Credit: Edition Hotel

Ingredients:

1.25 Oz Snow Leopard Vodka

1.25 Oz Mizu Sochu

2 dash grapefruit bitters

Method:

Stir with some ice and strain.

Cherry's Cherry Bomb

Ingredients: 2 oz Tequila 2 oz Cherry
Photo Credit: Cherry at Dream Downtown

Ingredients:

2 oz Tequila

2 oz Cherry jam

1 oz Lemon juice

1 oz Black pepper agave

Method:

Add all ingredients to iced cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish with a pickled cherry.

Kingside's Will You Still Love Me Stamaro

Ingredients: 1 strawberry 2 oz Belvedere vodka
Photo Credit: Kingside

Ingredients:

1 strawberry

2 oz Belvedere vodka

.5 Amaro Nonino

1 oz lime juice

.5 oz simple syrup

Method:

Muddle strawberry. Shake all ingredients and serve up in a coupe with a salt rim.

Sekend Sun's Me & Her

Ingredients: 1.25 oz Mr. Katz's Rock and
Photo Credit: Sekend Sun

Ingredients:

1.25 oz Mr. Katz's Rock and Rye

1 oz Monkey Shoulder

.75 oz lemon juice

.5 oz LeJay cassis

.25 oz Campari

Top soda

Method:

Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice. Top with soda and lemon wedge.

All'Onda's Air Italy

Ingredients: 1.25 oz. Snow Leopard Vodka .75
Photo Credit: All'Onda

Ingredients:

1.25 oz. Snow Leopard Vodka

.75 oz. Fresh lemon juice

.75 oz. Aperitivo Cappelletti

.75 oz. Cardamaro

Method:

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a coupe glass.

Rainbow Room's Old Fashioned Romance

Ingredients: 2oz Rittenhouse Rye ½ oz Lazzaroni

Ingredients:

2oz Rittenhouse Rye

½ oz Lazzaroni Amaretto

¼ oz Cherry Heering Liqueur

2 Dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters

Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino cherry (optional)

Method

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice. Strain into fresh glass over ice. Add two dashes of Peychaud’s and garnish with Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino cherry (optional).

Sushi Samba's Lavendar Lady

Ingredients: 30ml Bombay Sapphire 15ml creme de
Photo Credit: Sushi Samba

Ingredients:

30ml Bombay Sapphire

15ml creme de peche

10ml lavender agave

30ml peach purée

20ml lemon juice

Dash of egg white

1 kaffir leaf

Method:

Shake all ingredients and double strain. Serve in a chilled coupette and garnish with lavender sprig.

Eugene & Co 's French Kiss '75

Ingredients: 1/2 oz lemon juice 1/4 oz
Photo Credit: Eugene & Co

Ingredients:

1/2 oz lemon juice

1/4 oz hibiscus syrup

1 oz vodka

Champagne or prosecco

Method:

Mix all ingredients. Top with bubbly. Garnish with lemon twist.

Wallflower's Lady Grey

Ingredients: 1 ½ oz Earl Grey tea
Photo Credit: Wallflower

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz Earl Grey tea infused Citadelle Gin

½ oz Pear William Purkart

¾ oz Bergamot Juice

½ oz simple syrup

1 dash Pernod Absinthe

Method:

Shake all ingredients and strain into a rock glass with a big ice ball cube.

Nerai's Persephone

Ingredients: 1oz pomegranate juice 1/2oz Cointreau 1/2oz
Photo Credit: Nerai

Ingredients:

1oz pomegranate juice

1/2oz Cointreau

1/2oz St. Germain

Champagne or sparkling wine

Method:

Put all ingredients in a shaker. Shake and strain into a flute. Top with champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Raine's Law Room's St. Germain Cocktail

Ingredients: 2 parts MARTINI Prosecco 1½ parts

Ingredients:

2 parts MARTINI Prosecco

1½ parts St-Germain

2 parts Sparkling water

Method:

Stir ingredients in a tall ice-filled Collins glass, mixing completely. Think of Paris circa 1947. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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