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Organic Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Organic Valentine’s Day Cocktails

I don’t know about you, but for me Valentine’s day is not about a $200 bottle of wine or a dinner reservation that took months to get, but instead, a festive ritual meant to be spent with the one (or ones) you love in whatever way you choose to celebrate each other.

Of course, nothing adds to the merriment like an organic cocktail made just for the occasion. Newlyweds Jay Esopenko and Melissa Gugni, owners of Drink Event Bartending in San Francisco, have designed a couple especially for us. Enjoy!

Love Potion #12
2 oz. organic 100% pomegranate juice
1 1/2 oz. Square One organic vodka
1/2 blood orange squeezed
1/2 lime squeezed
1/4 to 1/2 oz. simple syrup (1/2 raw sugar–1/2 water dissolved)

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into a cocktail glass. Float 3 fresh cranberries for garnish.

Raspberry Bliss (non alcoholic)
6 organic raspberries
2 sprigs of fresh organic thyme
1/2 organic Meyer lemon
1/2 oz. simple syrup (1/2 raw sugar–1/2 water dissolved)
3 oz. sparkling water

Remove the leaves from one sprig of thyme and add with 5 raspberries to a shaker. Muddle. Add lemon juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into a hi-ball glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a raspberry and sprig of thyme.

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Veronica Peterson

Veronica Peterson has a background in green design and creative writing. She loves discovering and sharing sustainable ways to enrich life. Veronica is a happy urbanite, who lives above a produce market in San Francisco with her dog Winnie.


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1:56PM PDT on May 3, 2015

Thanks for sharing! That sounds good :)

6:19PM PDT on Aug 3, 2014

Thank you :)

8:39PM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

Thank you!

3:20AM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Thank you :)

3:31AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

Thank you :)

7:09PM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Thank you :)

9:40PM PST on Feb 9, 2013

Thanks for the post Peterson

8:38AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Very useful, indeed:D :D :D...& btw Thank you!

9:01PM PST on Dec 10, 2012


9:00PM PST on Dec 10, 2012


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