For Valentine’s Day, Valley restaurants and bars are serving up some sweet, sugary liqueurs in red and pink, garnished with juicy fruits dipped in decadent chocolate.
Here are some Valentine’s Day cocktails offered at select Phoenix bars:
With Parisian roots dating back to 1915, the Windsor offers an innovative twist on a romantic classic with lavender-infused Plymouth gin, sparkling wine, house-made strawberry syrup and lemon juice, all served in a champagne flute with decorated lemon twist.
5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
This pink-hued cocktail exudes everything about the holiday, with sweet hibiscus high notes of Gran Centanario Rosangel tequila that is blended with Patron Citronage, Hum liqueur, agave nectar and finally garnished with raspberries.
7277 E. Camelback, Scottsdale.
This drink of love is concocted with coconut rum, peach schnapps and cranberry juice that is then strained into a martini glass and topped with delightful heart-shaped strawberries.
Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale locations, see meltingpot.com
Amore Smooch at Sassi ($16)
The bottom of a stemless sugar-rimmed martini glass is filled with crushed ice and delicate rose petals, introducing the Godiva white-chocolate liqueur that’s mixed with Svedka cherry vodka and creme de cacao. Three vodka-infused cherries dipped in chocolate tip the drink off right.
10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Parkway, Scottsdale
The District American Kitchen has created a cocktail confection of Rain Organics vodka, house-made lavender essence with fresh herbs, simple syrup, cotton candy, and a Pop Rocks rim garnish.
320 N. Third St., Phoenix