Expert mixologist Yusef Austin, AKA The Cocktail Architect, graced us once with three fabulous cocktail recipes (check out The Best Christmas Cocktails), and you liked it so much that we had to bring him back for more. Indulge in these three cocktail recipes designed to delight your senses this Valentine’s Day. Hopeless romantics, lovebirds and cocktail connoisseurs, this one’s for you.
Sugar, spice and everything nice.
Ingredients: 2 oz. Gin, 1 oz. Fig Jam, 1/2 oz. Black Pepper + Star Anise Enhancer, 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Garnish: Edible Flower
Add ice to your cocktail shaker, shake and double strain into a coupe glass.
Tall, Dark and Handsome
The perfect night cap.
Ingredients: 2 oz. Tequila Blanco Infused with Saffron Threads, 1 oz. Chilled Espresso, 1 oz. Dark Chocolate Enhancer, Pinch of Sea Salt
Garnish: Shaved Chocolate
Add ice to your cocktail shaker, shake and strain into a martini glass.
Ingredients: 2 oz. Bourbon, 1 oz. Fresh Apple Juice, 1/2 oz. Fresh Ginger Juice, 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice, 1/2 oz. Szechuan Pepper Enhancer
Garnish: Dehydrated Lemon Wheel
Add ice to your cocktail shaker, shake and strain into a rocks glass.