Make The Ultimate Valentine's Day Cocktail

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, we've been pretty concerned with our wardrobe and presents...anyone up for a bitch bear? But, V-Day is more than just flirty dresses and gobs of chocolate—hello, what makes a night go smoother than a little libation lubrication? And guys please skip the brewskis on the 14th; Instead turn up your cocktail game with a drink that's glam, sensual, and above all, special. To hook you up, we consulted the expert mixologists at Thom Bar, who shared their special Valentine's treat, a Rose Petal Lychee Bellini. A dangerous mix of the exotic and the alcoholic, this isn't your typical brunch bellini—an added punch of rooibos tea makes it extra potent. And we know Cupid likes potent.
Click through to see how to make this love potion.
1.5 oz lychee puree
1.5 oz rooibos tea
2 drops of rose petal esscence
3 oz of Heidsieck champagne
Brew a 10 oz pot of rooibos tea for about 4 minutes
Allow the tea to cool for about 10-15 minutes
Once they tea has cooled add 1.5 oz to a mixing glass
Add 2 drops of rose petal essence
Add 1.5 oz of lychee puree
Gently stir the ingredients and add to a champagne flute
Top off with 3 oz of champagne or dry sparkling wine
Garnish with a single rose petal or orchid

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