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Chocolate-covered cherry

Noir Bar, Luxor, $18

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Chocolate-Covered Cherry

There’s a holiday coming up?! Time to visit Noir Bar’s Ken Hall, the holiday-cocktail go-to-guy who created this drinkable dessert. The Chocolate-Covered Cherry is as delectable as it sounds. The trick: By employing three sources each of cherry and chocolate, Hall achieves impressive depth.

Ingredients

0.75 oz. maraschino cherry juice

0.75 oz. heavy whipping cream

0.75 oz. chocolate syrup

0.75 oz. Alchemia Wild Cherry vodka

0.75 oz. Alchemia Chocolate vodka

0.75 oz. Cherry Heering cherry liqueur

0.75 oz. Godiva Milk Chocolate liqueur

Method

Combine ingredients over ice, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with grenadine and cocoa. Add a dusting of cocoa powder on top. Garnish with three maraschino cherries drizzled with chocolate syrup

Passionate

Passionate

One Six Sky Lounge, Eastside Cannery, $7

Affordably priced at only $7, guests can imbibe on the cocktail while taking in the great views of the city. During happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 5–8pm, martinis are half-off ($3.50) with a free sampling from the hot and cold bites menu passed around.

Ingredients

1 oz. Stoli vodka

1 oz. Midori

1 oz. pineapple juice

Method

Combine over ice, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with not one but two maraschino cherries.

Blackberry Flirt

Blackberry Flirt

Strip House, Planet Hollywood, $14

Strip House's sinfully delicious Blackberry Flirt cocktail is best enjoyed while having an intimate conversation in the restaurant's seductive lounge.

Ingredients

1 oz. Ketel One vodka,

½ oz. Chambord

2 oz. Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail

1 oz. champagne or sparkling wine

Method

Combine first three ingredients over ice, shake gently, strain into a chilled martini glass with a sugared rim and top off with champagne. Garnish with a fresh blackberry.

The Lover's Passion

The Lover's Passion

Twin Creeks, Silverton Casino Lodge, $10

An original Valentine's Day concoction from Master Mixologist John DuPont, served exclusively throughout the month of February.

Ingredients

1 oz. fresh passion fruit juice

1.2 oz. cranberry juice

Taittinger Domaine Carneros sparkling wine

Method

Combine juices over ice, shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top off with sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon twist.

RA-Berry Romance

RA-Berry Romance

Ra Sushi, Fashion Show Mall, $12

Ingredients

2 oz vodka

2 oz Skyy Raspberry Vodka

1.5 oz Soho Lychee

1 oz Sake

1 oz Triple Sec

.5 oz Black Raspberry Liqueur

Pineapple juice, lemonade and lemon-lime soda.

Method

Combine ingredients in a mixing tin and fill with equal parts pineapple juice, lemonade and lemon-lime soda. Pour into a fishbowl filled with ice. Garnish with fresh raspberries. Available only through Valentine's Day.

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