Mix up these Absolut Vodka cocktails this Valentine’s Day, created by Pernod National Ricard Mixologist, Kevin Denton.

Moon Spritz cocktails with backdrop

Moon Spritz

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Moon Spritz

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Absolut
  • 1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 1/2 oz. Lychee Liquor
  • 1 oz. Sparkling Wine
  • 1 oz. Soda
  • Iridescent Luster Dust

Preparation: Combine non-sparkling ingredients and .5 g luster dust and refrigerate. When ready to serve, shake, add to glass, top with sparkling ingredients. Garnish: Submersible LED light or a speared cherry half-dipped in silver glitter.


Red Carpet cocktail

Red Carpet

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Red Carpet

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Original
  • 1 oz. Blood Orange Juice or Puree
  • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz. Lime

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an edible orchid or orange rind.


The Love Nest cocktails on red table

The Love Nest

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The Love Nest

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Absolut Mandarin
  • 4 oz. Blood Orange Soda

Preparation: Build ingredients and garnish with chili threads and message hearts.


Love Buzz cocktail with berries

Love Buzz

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Love Buzz

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Original
  • 1/2 oz. Crème de Cacao
  • 1 oz. Raspberry Puree
  • 1 oz. Room-temperature Espresso

Preparation: Shake all ingredients and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a chocolate-raspberry tuille.


Shanghai Red Eye cocktail with chinese background

Shanghai Red Eye

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Shanghai Red Eye

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Lime
  • 4 oz. Light Lager
  • 3 oz. Tomato Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Soy
  • 1/4 oz. Chinese Black Bean Paste
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Sriracha
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Szechuan Spiced Salt Rim*

Preparation: Combine all ingredients except beer and tomato juice. Stir until incorporated. Add tomato juice to paste with ice and stir until cold. To serve, pour tomato mix in the bottom of a tall pilsner glass with ice, add beer slowly to incorporate. Garnish: Fortune cookie, pickled lotus root, scallion.

*Szechuan Spiced Salt Rim

Ingredients:

  • 20 g. sugar
  • 20 g. salt
  • 5 g. each toasted and ground: Szechuan peppercorn, cumin, sesame seed and anise.