Not feeling uber romantic? Make yourself a nice drink and sip on this Bitter Valentine cocktail. It’s made with tequila, is a festive hue, and is more satisfying than an overpriced meal at a mediocre restaurant.
The resurgence of cocktail connoisseurs has also been a boon to the classic ingredient market. Not long ago, you could hardly find anything beyond iridescent grenadine or sweet and sour mix. Now, there’s artisanal everything, produced by some bearded fella who wears suspenders and probably rides a unicycle to and from his collective. This is great when you’re feeling lazy. However, when you’re ambitious, you take up the mantle yourself and make your own mixers. Much like Homemade Orgeat!
Sweet baby Jesus, if you’re not familiar with the Grateful Dead, it’s a magical cocktail of debilitating proportions. It is a more alcoholic version of the Long Island Iced Tea.