Red Food
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK photo by Lauren Zbarsky

produced by   ANNA KOCHARIAN photography by   MICHAEL WILTBANK

Date night. Girls’ night. TV dinner for one. Regardless of what your plans may be this Valentine’s Day, we’re all for a little something to sweeten up the night. Enter five simply blissful cocktails (you can actually make at home) to be devoured with a box of fine chocolates.

Red Food
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK photo by Lauren Zbarsky

blood orange cocktail


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MATERIALS

  • 1 part Campari
  • 3 parts blood orange juice
  • Ice
  • Orange slice and mint for garnish

INSTRUCTION Mix all the ingredients in a glass, give a light stir and garnish with the orange slice and mint.

Yellow Food
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK photo by Lauren Zbarsky

elderflower gin fizz

MATERIALS


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Yellow Food
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK

INSTRUCTION Shake the ingredients and pour into a chilled glass to serve. Garnish with the lime and serve.

Orange Food
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK

grapefruit martini *Adapted from bakers royale

MATERIALS 2 parts gin 1 part vermouth 2 parts grapefruit juice Ice Grapefruit slice and sprig of thyme for garnish

Orange Food
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK photo by Lauren Zbarsky

INSTRUCTION Shake all the ingredients and pour into a glass, garnish with the grapefruit slice and thyme.


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Red Food
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK

hibiscus mai thai *Adapted from With Food and Love – Serves Two

MATERIALS

  • 1 cup of steeped hibiscus tea, cooled to room temperature (plain hibiscus juice works as well)
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 4 ounces light rum
  • 1 part lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Ice
  • Sprigs of thyme for garnish

INSTRUCTION Combine the hibiscus tea, pineapple juice, and rum in a shaker and mix. In a chilled glass, pour the lemon juice over the ice, and add in the tea mixture. Stir, garnish with the thyme, and serve.

Taupe Food
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK
candied grapefruit punch

MATERIALS

  • 5 ounces champagne or rose
  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • Ice
INSTRUCTION Combine the grapefruit juice, sugar, and ice in a shaker and strain into a chilled glass. Top with the champagne and serve as is or with a skewer of your favorite treats!