and Cocktails on Valentines Day
By FBWorld Team
Day has been celebrated on February 14 for centuries. It is
a festival of romantic love and many people give cards, letters,
flowers or presents to their beloved. They may also arrange
a romantic meal in a restaurant or night in a hotel. Common
symbols of Valentine's Day are hearts, red roses, and Cupid.
Some people sip pink champagne and some expect an exciting new
surprise in the form of a creative and romantic cocktail.
Four Seasons Biltmore Pink Duchess
the Hotel Sacher in Vienna to the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa
Barbara talented cocktail entrepreneurs will be mixing up some
pretty saucy cocktails to warm the hearts of local sweethearts
enjoying the annual holiday that pays homage to true love, and
I've collected a few from my travels around the world for you
to consider adding to your repertoire for enjoyment on the anniversary
of this 'be mine' night to remember.
Barbie Bath Bomb, Kimpton Canary Hotel
Fork & Cork has the award-winning Barbie Bath Bubbles, a
lovely and frothy tall pink sipping sizzler complete with a
tiny pink slipper made by George Peperis, a guy who is renowned
for his amazing new and classically familiar cocktails at the
Kimpton Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara. http://www.finchandfork.com/.
Talented Eno at the Bee Bar in the Ty Lounge at The Four Seasons
Biltmore has created a dreamy pink and white concoction topped
with flowers called the Pink Duchess that all the would-be royal
darlings who visit the historic hotel love. www.fourseasons.com/santabarbara.
Jean-Georges Rooftop Restaurant Peach Bellini
bar at Jean-Georges Rooftop Restaurant in the Waldorf-Astoria,
Beverly Hills serves one of the most beautiful peach mimosa's
in the world to enjoy with the heavenly Hollywood Views. www.jean-georges.com.
The Malibu Beach Inn's Carbon Beach Club serves a sensational
pink imported wine Baracchi Rose to enjoy as the waves come
crashing in that I just adore. www.malibubeachinn.com.
Anna Sacher Cocktail, Hotel Sacher4. La Palapa Hibiscus Margarita
in Vienna, Austria at Hotel Sacher in the Blau Bar the ideal
chic drink is the Anna Sacher Cocktail, named in honor of the
amazing woman hotelier who kept Sacher Hotel on top for centuries.
Sauska Rose Champagne is the first choice at the Four Seasons
Gresham Palace in Budapest and is sipped from rare Hungarian
crystal flutes during their show-stopping Heren Tea. www.fourseasons.com/budapest.
The Monarch Cranberry Delight
the ladies who prefer lovely non-alcoholic beverages my favorite
can be found at The Monarch in the Montecito Inn, where they
mix me a cranberry with sparkling water and lime that is perfect,
however, I'm told their Chaplin's Lounge has perfect martini's
and an amazing cocktail menu. www.themonarchmontecito.com.
Rodney's Steak House in the new Hilton Santa Barbara Beach Resort
offers one beautiful looking Cosmo to savor with one of their
fine aged steaks. www.hiltonsantabarbarabeachfrontresort.com.
La Palapa XAICA Hibiscus Margarita
you are lucky enough to be in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at La
Palapa on the beach please enjoy the rich color and taste of
their XAICA hibiscus margarita www.lapalapapv.com,
a perfect compliment to your special evening. My friend the
Chef in the Hat at Loulay, located in the Sheraton Grand Seattle
has an unforgettable pink cocktail to compliment his outstanding
French cuisine. www.thechefinthehat.com/loulay-kitchen-seattle.
If you are just wine hopping in the Santa Barbara area Funk
Zone do stop in at Les Marchands and ask for the Pink Surprise
Cocktail their bar guy is whipping up to please guests. www.lesmarchandswine.com.
It sparkles in the candlelight and will warm your little valentine
heart for a perfect beginning or ending to your night of fun
and love. Happy Valentines Day!
By Bonnie Carroll
About Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since
1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll's
Life Bites News - www.lifebitesnews.com,
does travel and food reporting on KZSB1290 radio, and contributes
to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle
publications. Her first children's book C.C. Charles was published
in 2002 and she is currently working on a second book. Contact
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