Here are some great drink recipes from Jay Esopenko and Melissa Gugni, owners of Drink. Event Bartending in San Francisco, to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Love Potion #12
2 oz. organic 100% pomegranate juice
1 1/2 oz. Square One™ organic vodka
1/2 organic blood orange, squeezed
1/2 lime, squeezed
1/4 to 1/2 oz. simple syrup (50% raw sugar–50% water, dissolved)
Cranberries for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into a cocktail glass. Float 3 fresh cranberries for garnish.
Raspberry Bliss (non-alcoholic)
6 organic raspberries
2 sprigs of fresh organic thyme
1/2 organic Meyer lemon
1/2 oz. simple syrup (50% raw sugar–50% water dissolved)
3 oz. sparkling water
Remove the leaves from 1 sprig of thyme and add with 5 raspberries to a shaker. Muddle. Add lemon juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling water and garnish with the remaining raspberry and the remaining sprig of thyme.