Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and no dinner date is complete without a cocktail or two. Extra points, of course, for those of you who can put on a mixological show for your audience of one. Whether it's pre-drinks or a nightcap to woo that special somebody, we've asked four bartenders across Asia for their foolproof cocktail recipes to have you celebrating the day of love in style.
Related: How To Create Your Own Home Bar
Four Thieves Spritz by Austen Lendrum, Apothecary, Hong Kong
"With spring around the corner, we decided to go with a bright and refreshing sparkling cocktail. The aromatic notes of lavender pair extremely well with the dryness of prosecco. The raspberry garnish brightens the palate and adds a nice tart sourness to the sweet floral flavours of the cocktail. A low ABV cocktail to be enjoyed on a nice sunny day!"
10g dry lavender
100g white caster sugar
100g hot water
1. Combine all the ingredients into a container, shake and leave for 10 minutes
2. Strain out the mixture with a fine strainer
3. Pour 20ml of the lavender syrup into a flute glass and top with prosecco
Apothecary, Unit 3A, Carfield Commercial Building, 75-77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong