Whether it be an extravagant night out or a passionate night in, these drinks use fresh and seasonal ingredients and are inspired by a range of exotic cultures; great for any romantic occasion.

Mix up these cocktails by the talented Richard Woods of SUSHISAMBA NYC.

Café Millonario cocktail from Sushisamba NY

Café Millonario

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Café Millonario

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Coffee infused Bacardi Black Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Mozart Dark Chocolate
  • 1/2 oz. Tonka infused Maple syrup
  • 1 Double Espresso (2 oz.)
  • 6 dashes Fee Aztec bitters

Preparation/Infusion: 1 bottle of rum with 1/2 lb coffee beans for 3 hours. Infusion: 8 1/2 oz. maple syrup with 15 broken Tonka Beans for 3 hours. Shake all hard with ice then double strain into glass. Sprinkle chocolate dusting on top and 3 coffee beans.


Samba Sour cocktail from Café Millonario

Samba Sour

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Samba Sour

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Pisco
  • 1 1/2 oz. Turmeric syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Yuzu juice
  • 1 part Maraschino liqueur
  • 1 Egg white

Preparation: Turmeric infusion: Heat 1 bottle of syrup with 1/2 oz. of turmeric powder then filter. Dry shake all with egg white, then re-shake with ice. Design the drink surface with food dye. Garnish: Graffiti paint.


Lavender Lady cocktail from Sushisamba NY

Lavender Lady

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Lavender Lady

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Bombay Sapphire
  • 1/2 oz. Creme de Peche
  • 1/2 oz. Lavender Agave
  • 1 1/2 oz. Peach Purée
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • dash of Egg White
  • 1 Kaffir Leaf

Preparation: Shake all ingredients together with cube ice and double strain into a coup glass, garnish with a sprig of lavender.