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5 Swoon-Worthy Martinis

Jan 31, 2019 02:36PM

Nothing kicks off or closes a dinner date quite like a well-made martini. Read on for five of our favorite “love potions” from local bartenders—creative concoctions that are sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy this Valentine’s Day.

Aphrodite


Aphrodite, $7 at Bacchus House Wine, Bar, & Bistro, 1004 East Bidwell Street, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-984-7500, bacchushousebistro.com
Raspberry vodka, Chambord, freshly squeezed lemon juice, raspberry garnish, lemon twist, half-sugared rim

Tickled Pink


Tickled Pink, $9.50 at Cascada, 384 Main Street, Placerville, 530-344-7757, cascadainplacerville.com
RumChata, raspberry rum, Chambord, fresh raspberries (muddled), lemon twist, sugared rim

Lovers' Lemon Drop


Lovers' Lemon Drop, $9 at Fat’s Asia Bistro, 2585 Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-983-1133, fatsasiabistro.com
Strawberry vodka, triple sec, strawberry purée, two lemon wedges (squeezed), strawberry garnish, sugared rim

French Kiss


French Kiss, $13 at La Provence, 110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville, 916-789-2002, laprovenceroseville.com
Luksusowa vodka, Chambord, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, cream, floating edible heart wafer, raspberry garnish, sugared rim

Buzzed in Love


Buzzed in Love, $12 at The Independent, 629 Main Street, Placerville, 530-344-7645, independentplacerville.com 
House-infused vanilla vodka, espresso, Bailey's, Kahlúa Especial, house-made pink Chantilly cream


Lovers' Lemon Drop photo by Menka Belgal. Buzzed in Love photo by Dante Fontana. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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