Valentine’s Day Cocktails on WNBC NY




1 1/2 oz. Jasmine pearls tea-infused Imperia Vodka

1/2 oz. Vanilla liqueur

3/4 oz. honey syrup

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

Directions: Shake all ingredients very well with ice and strain over ice into a rocks glass.

Garnish: 3 drops of violet-flavored liqueur at the bottom of the glass and freshly grated nutmeg




1 1/2 oz. Imperia Vodka

1/2 oz. tangerine juice

1 tsp. agave nectar

5 chunks of honeydew melon

Orange-Musk Blend (a blend of orange flower water and smoky single malt scotch whisky)

Directions: Muddle the melon in the tangerine juice and the agave nectar.  Then add the Imperia and shake very well with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass that has been coated in the orange musk blend.

Garnish: rim the cocktail glass with spicy cocoa powder mix




FOR BOTH (in a pitcher)


Jonathan’s Love Potion No. 4

1/2 oz. Lucid Absinthe

1 oz. Pomegranate juice

1/2 oz. dark crème de cacao

Top w/ Crement d’Alsace sparkling wine

Spray of rose water inside the glass and on top of the drink

Directions: Add all ingredients to a pitcher with ice and stir to dilute and chill.  Then serve in a champagne flute that has been sprayed with rose water.





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