For Valentine’s Day I asked Allison Anderson, the Bar Manager at Frasca Food and Wine–Boulder’s premier eatery–about romantic drinks, elixirs to please the pallet of Aphrodite and set Cupid’s bow a-quiver…. These are her saporous suggestions….
The Corpse Reviver No. 2
A drink meant to revive the spirit, especially after a long night of lust and romance. A smart blend of gin, lillet blanc, orange liqueur, and lemon juice as well as a little tickle of absinthe. Take a nip first thing after you kiss your Valentine good morning and start the day anew with a jump in your step and a twinkle in your eye. Your lover will be so tempted by your rousing vitality that you may need a daily dose!
St. Germain Cocktail
On the day you celebrate your special someone, share with them something as precious and sweet as they are to you! Wildly delicious and luxurious, the St. Germain cocktail seems to perfectly accompany romance. Champagne and the elegant and rare elderflower liqueur join like long-lost lovers to tantalize and provoke your desires. Sip to your hearts content with the one who has your heart and fall in love each and every time!
Nothing quite does the trick like a shot of the fiery and intense nectar of the ancient Mexican Gods! Your Valentine will see a side of you that has never been seen before! Passion and attraction will find their way to you through a little orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, your favorite tequila, and perhaps a nudge of agave. This blend will certainly prepare you for a night of tawdry and tempting fun, one the Gods would surely approve of.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Allison Anderson is the Bar Manager at Frasca Food and Wine