THE GILDED BELLINI

Bubbly Brunches, Swanky Cocktails & Eye-Catching Attire with Brielle Galekovic

A Los Angeles-based brunch and cocktail blog by Brielle Galekovic.

Celebrate Love with Valentine's Day Cocktails

Whether you've got a boo or not, it's hard not to fall for all of the fun that comes along with Valentine's Day season. From all the pink, white and red decor, to being able to indulge in a box of chocolates, to (of course) sipping on decadent Valentine's Day cocktails. 

This Valentine's Day, maybe you're spending the evening with your BF, your hot new fling, or your closest gals... One thing that's for sure is that we all crave a little bit of a seductive buzz on V-Day. Luckily, I have a few cocktails that will definitely stir some romance into your night, and are fit for any flirty occasion. 

Swipe Left Cosmo

Swipe Left Cosmo

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Parts SVEDKA Strawberry Colada 

1/2 Part Triple Sec 

1/2 Part Fresh Lime Juice 

1/2 Part Cranberry Juice

 

Directions:

Pour SVEDKA Strawberry Colada, triple sec, fresh lime juice and cranberry juice into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a skewer of fresh strawberries. 

Killer in Red

Killer in Red

Ingredients:
3/4 oz. Campari
3/4 oz. Cinzano 1757 Bianco
1/2 oz.  Grand Marnier
3/4 oz.  Chamomile Gin
Drop of Rose Essence
 

Directions:

Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir with a bar spoon. Strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe. Finish with a drop of rose essential oil and serve.

Love of a Lifethyme

Love of a Lifethyme

Ingredients:

1 oz Patrón Silver

   ½ oz lemon

 ¼ oz pomegranate syrup

  ¼ oz honey

   Fresh thyme

 2 dashes peychauds bitters

 

Directions:

Shake ingredients with ice. Double strain champagne, absinthe spritz, or prosecco float into a coupe or champagne glass. Garnish with fresh thyme.

Tickled Pink

Tickled Pink with elit by Stolichnaya

Created by Ashtin Berry, Bartender at Ace Hotel Nola, New Orleans

Ingredients:

¾ part elit Vodka
½ part cranberry syrup
¼ part lemon
2 dashes orange bitters


Directions:

Shake with ice and strain into coupe or flute, top with bubbles and add an orange twist.

Love Potion

Love Potion with Svedka Vodka

Ingredients:

2 parts SVEDKA Vanilla

½ part granulated sugar

Dash Angostura bitters

Dash chocolate bitters

 

Directions:

Build ingredients in a cocktail shaker, stir and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a white chocolate-dipped cherry.

Heart Throb

Heart Throb with Ruffino Wine

Ingredients: 

2 Parts Ruffino Sparkling Rosé 

1 Part Vodka 

3/4 Part Lemon Juice 

3/4 Part Pear Nectar 

1/2 Part Simple Syrup

Directions: 

In a shaker, place all ingredients except for the Ruffino Sparkling Rosé. Shake and strain into a highball glass with some ice. Top with the Ruffino Sparkling Rosé and garnish with sprigs of thyme.