Make This Valentine’s Day Cocktail for a Romantic Sip in Westchester

Treat your love to Valentine's Day craft cocktails almost as sweet as they are, courtesy of Zachys Wine & Liquor in Scarsdale.

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Ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Westchester County? If you’d prefer to skip the meal out and plan a romantic evening for you and your sweetie at home, we totally get it. That’s why we want to help you start your evening off right with a delicious craft cocktail to set the mood. Whip together this Love Nectar recipe if you’re feeling the fruity flavors for the most lovey-dovey day of the year. (Pro tip: This drink is equally on-brand for Galentine’s Day festivities if that’s more your thing.)

There’s something special about chilling a cocktail glass and crafting a sweet and refreshing beverage for the night. And while wine, especially rosé, is a go-to around February 14, it’s nice to go that extra mile to make and garnish the cocktail. Additionally, if you’re on the hunt for festive accessories for either a gift or your own collection, head to our pink accessory guide

Casamigos and other brands of tequila are available at Westchester’s very own Zachys Wine & Liquor.

Love Nectar

Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Total time

10

minutes

This Love Nectar cocktail is the perfect beverage for a cozy Valentine’s Day in with your partner.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Casamigos Tequila Blanco (or substitute tequila)

  • 10 Concord grapes

  • 1 oz Apple cider

  • ½ oz Agave nectar

  • ½ oz Lemon juice

  • 1 red apple, sliced thinly

Directions

  • Place grapes into the base of a cocktail shaker and crush with a muddler.
  • Add remaining ingredients in to a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice.
  • Shake hard and strain over ice into an old fashioned glass.
  • Garnish with a fan of sliced red apples.

If this recipe speaks to you but you don’t have a cute cocktail glass to present it in, allow us to help. Our top two picks are these rose gold vintage glassware or a set of two flower wavy petal glass coupes.

If these cocktails serve as your happy hour beverage with dinner to follow, head to our Valentine’s Day dining guide for Westchester County. Or, if you’d rather whip up a romantic meal at home, wow your special someone with this delightful lobster pasta recipe followed by these very on-theme strawberry shortcake biscuits for dessert.

Related: 4 Gin-Based Cocktails That Are Supremely Sippable in Westchester

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