From my friends at StyleBlueprint, here are some suggestions that may create a festive start to Valentines Day.
Sure, flowers and chocolate are nice. But this Valentine’s Day, impress your sweetheart and mix things up with a romantic cocktail. From a blissfully bubbly concoction to a seductively pink elixir, these drinks from some of the South’s top mixologists are sure to set the mood.
Cha Cha Cha from The Cocktail Club
479 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 • (843) 724-9411
This swanky King Street lounge has been serving this spicy-meets-sweet cocktail at their annual Jilted Lover Affair party since it began, making it a favorite for the romantic holiday. They describe it as sweet, but with a kick — just like love can be.
Cha Cha Cha recipe:
- 1.5 ounces Agavales Repasado
- .5 ounce Ancho Reyes
- .25 ounce coffee simple syrup
- 2 dashes chocolate bitters
DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and shake. Serve over large ice cubes in a small rocks glass. Garnish with chili powder.
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