Guide: 5 special Valentine’s Day cocktails to sip on in Vancouver
Are you still trying to make Valentine’s Day plans for you and your Valentine? Don’t have a valentine but interested in drowning your sorrows? When it comes to drinks, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 Valentine’s Day cocktails that you and your SO (or just you, why not) should try.
If you’re thinking of having Italian for dinner, Ask for Luigi and Farina a Legna are great choices! They’re also both offering a Rosato Spritz cocktail, which is a pre-bottled cocktail made from Cocchi Rosa, sparkling rosé and grapefruit rose soda. For looks, you also get a grapefruit cheek garnish on your drink. It’s a cocktail that’s equal parts tart and tangy.
Where: Ask for Luigi, 305 Alexander St & Farina a Legna, 119 2nd St E
When: Available Friday, Feb 14 – Sunday, Feb 16
If you’re just going out for drinks, you should stop by UVA Cocktail Bar to try their French Kiss cocktail. It’s a sweet and sassy cocktail made from Empress gin, Martini Bianco vermouth, St Germain elderflower liqueur, and fresh lemon juice. Also, that lip print on the top- how cute?
Where: UVA Cocktail Bar, 900 Seymour Street
When: Available Friday, Feb 14 – Saturday, Feb 15
We like the sound of being kissed by a rose. This cocktail from Nuba sounds better though. It’s made from Finlandia vodka, Grand Marnier, rose syrup, lemon and Mrs. Bitters Better. You’ll love how it tastes and it’s vegan, so really it’s a win-win!
Where: All Nuba Locations
When: Friday, Feb 14 – Sunday, Feb 16
If you’re going to be in the Gastown area on Valentine’s Day, you should swing by Wildebeest to try their Clover Over Dover cocktail. It was crafted by Wildebeest’s Bar Manager Darren O’ Grady and is made with gin, sweet and dry varieties of vermouth, raspberry liqueur, and citrus. Holy yum.
Where: Wildebeest, 120 West Hastings Street
When: February 14th
Pourhouse is another great option on your tour of Vancouver’s Valentine’s Day Cocktail list. They’re offering the L’Amour Rouge cocktail crafted by Bar Manager Adam Domet. It’s a sweet, citrusy and bubbly cocktail with a lovely red hue courtesy of a house-made raspberry-and-butter bourbon wash.
Where: Pourhouse, 162 Water St
When: February 14th
Alright lovebirds, we hope you enjoy sipping on these special Valentine’s Day cocktails. We hope this list caters to your palate and if so, enjoy some of the finest libations and eats our city has to offer. That was a fancy way of saying enjoy your night. Happy Valentine’s Day!