Valentine’s Day Drink Recipes

Whether you’re staying in or going out this Valentine’s Day, we’ve gathered up some great Valentine’s Day drink recipes. Part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series.

Try these at home or at the local hot spots below!

Darling Clementine

Ketel One Oranje vodka
Strawberry puree
Lemon juice
Champagne

Instructions:

All items are combined in a shaker then strained into a flute, then topped with champagne.

Credit: James Brown, Market Bar Chicago, www.marketbarchicago.com

Strawberry Kiss
– 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilia
– 1/2 oz. strawberry liqueur
– Splash of CranPineapple juice

Instructions:

Combine ingredients and top with champagne.

Credit: Absolut, www.absolut.com

The Stag

Makers Mark
Chartreuse
St Germain
Lime

(served rocks)

Credit: Christina Santarelli, ROOF, www.thewithotel.com

The Looker

Ketel Citroen
St Germain
Crème de Violette
Orange
Lemon

(served in a flute)

Credit: Christina Santarelli, ROOF, www.thewithotel.com


(credit: absolut.com)

Cherry Crush
2 Parts ABSOLUT KURANT
2 Dashes Lime Juice
1 Part Cherry Puree
2 Whole Cherry

Instructions:
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with cherry.

Credit: Absolut, www.absolut.com

Passionate Affair

(credit: greygoose.com)

A Passionate Affair

1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® L’Orange Flavored Vodka
1 1/2 parts cranberry juice
1/2 part passion fruit
6 raspberries
1 tsp sugar syrup
1/2 part fresh lime juice

Instructions:

In a cocktail shaker, mix the seeds and pulp from half a passion fruit. Add the
other ingredients with plenty of ice and shake hard. Strain through a fine sieve into
a martini glass and garnish with raspberries.

Tips:
Experiment with limes from different parts of the world and notice how the flavor
of the drink changes in subtle ways.

Credit: Grey Goose, www.greygoose.com

Femme Fatale

1 3/4 part Grey Goose Original

1/3 Gancia Americano

1/3 part lychee juice

1/2 part raspberry puree

1/3 part Chambord

1/2 part lemon juice

2 drops of Rose water

Instructions:

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice. Serve with a black rose.

Credit: Grey Goose, www.greygoose.com


-Cheers!

DIY Free Printable Valentine's Day Banner

DIY Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

Free DIY Printable Valentine's Day Banner

Free DIY Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

As part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series, we’re giving you a FREE DIY printable  Valentine’s Day banner. Just print and hang this adorable pendant banner for a fun Valentine’s touch. Will only cost you paper and string!

DIY Free Printable Valentine's Day Banner

DIY Free Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

DIY Guide:

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Download + print the banner (print on 8.5 x 11 paper in color)
  2. Cut out each triangle
  3. Hole punch two holes at the top corners of each triangle
  4. Measure + cut string so that it goes through all 13 triangles with enough extra room on either side to hang
  5. Run string through each hole and hang banner
DIY Free Printable Valentine's Day Banner

DIY Free Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

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Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Roger Waysok of South Water Kitchen will be preparing a special Red Velvet Twinkie for guests on their Five-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner Pre-Fixe Menu. For those not in Chicago, South Water Kitchen has kindly shared the recipe below, which is easy enough for at-home chefs to replicate!

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Valentine’s Day – Holiday + Party Kit (eBook download)

Valentine's Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Valentine’s Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series – we’re giving you everything you need for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Valentine’s Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Included in the eBook:

  • Printable ‘Valentine’s Day’ Banner (just print, cut and hang!)
  • D.I.Y Valentine Card Instructions
  • Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe
  • Red Velvet Cookie Recipe
  • Valentine Themed Cocktails

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Valentine’s Day Menu at Ani Sushi + Japanese Kitchen 2.14

Chef Shin Prepares Three Courses Per Couple

Saturday, February 14
5-11 p.m.

$100 per couple

Ani Sushi + Japanese Kitchen will offer a special three course menu for two this Valentine’s Day. On Saturday, February 14 from 5-11 p.m., Chef Shin Matsuda will prepare a couples’ prix fixe menu (seared madai; rack of lamb; togarashi-spiced chocolate mousse). Priced at $100 per duo, each course is designed to share. Pair the prix fixe with a seasonal cocktail, interesting sake or Japanese beer.

For reservations, please call 872-206-8553 or visit AniChicago.com.

Valentine’s Day Couples’ Menu
serves two, $100

Course One
Seared Madai with frisee salad, pork belly, pickled beets, red onion, hearts of palm persimmon vinaigrette

 
Course Two
Rack of Lamb with kabocha squash, pickled lotus root, chestnuts, kongee and red wine tare sauce
 
Course Three
Togarashi-spiced Chocolate Mousse
ANI
3056 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
872-206-8553
AniChicago.com

Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe at Commonwealth Tavern 2.14

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Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe at Commonwealth Tavern

Saturday, February 14
$40 per person
Commonwealth Tavern invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a decadent four-course menu created by Chef Donny Farrell. The prix-fixe menu will feature Bay Scallops, Braised Short Ribs, Sauteed Shrimp and more (complete menu below). Drink specials include half-price bottles of wine and $6 craft cocktails. The regular menu will also be available. Guests can make reservations by calling 773.697.7965.

FIRST COURSE (choice of):
Cauliflower Soup with chili oil, pickled shishito, mint, smoked almonds
Endive Salad with currant, hazelnut, Gravity Hill cheese, tarragon goddess

SECOND COURSE (choice of):
Bay Scallops with sunchoke puree, maitake, preserved lemon, spiced walnut
Celery Root Risotto with brown butter, vinaigrette, pickled grape

THIRD COURSE (choice of):
Sautéed Shrimp with Burmese rice, winter citrus, smoked almond, harissa aioli
Braised Short Rib with cranberry mostarda, smoked potato, shishito pepper, mustard jus

FOURTH COURSE:
Chocolate Budino with basil, candied orange, hazelnut