7 Sexy Drinks To Sip in NYC This Valentine’s Day

Ladies, slip on the pumps; gentlemen, straighten the (bow)tie. This Valentine’s Day, you will be entering New York’s hippest drinking spots hand-in-hand. Expect one cocktail, two straws for you and boo to share and sip. See the sweet, yet sinful cocktails awaiting you and your lover below: here are 7 sexy drinks to sip this Valentine’s Day

Happy Endings at Bodega Negra

Happy Endings at Bodega Negra

To see and be seen? Welcome to Bodega Negra, the “Tudor-style” tequila warehouse at the Dream Downtown featuring high-end Mexican fare and sophisticated cocktails by Beverage Director Drew Sweeney. Post-tacos, indulge in the Happy Endings cocktail: a boozy hot chocolate made with Abuelita Mexican chocolate, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and nutmeg, spiked with Caffe Lolita and Ancho Reyes liqueurs and topped mile-high with whipped cream and tiny conversation hearts. Pick off a heart, and drop a line:“Crazy 4 U.” 355 W. 16th St, 212-229-2336, www.bodeganegranyc.com, @bodeganegranyc

My Funny Valentine at The Skylark

My Funny Valentine at The Skylark

You fall in love everything at The Skylark. Jaw-dropping views, innovative cocktails (and the bearded-man behind them, Mixologist Johnny Swet). Make her – or him – laugh when sipping My Funny Valentine, made with Singani 63, a clear, mixable spirit, St. Germain liqueur for elderflower flavor, pomegranate liqueur, lemon juice, and dashes of Peychud’s and lavender bitters, poured in a martini glass with a rose petal to garnish. 200 W. 39th St, 212-257-4577 www.theskylarknyc.com, @theskylarknyc

Heart Throb at The Wren

Heart Throb at The Wren

Feel your heart beat (and lips burn) from Keith Lowerre’s Heart Throb mixed with jalapeño-infused mezcal, strawberry syrup, fresh lime juice and dash of simple syrup, served in a glass rimmed with chile salt and topped off with a heart-shaped strawberry. 344 Bowery, 212-388-0148, www.thewrennyc.com, @thewrennyc

Perla Negra at Slowly Shirley

Perla Negra at Slowly Shirley

Between the seductively stylish sanctuary and selection of exotic libations (made for two), Slowly Shirley surely sets the mood on this romantic holiday. A sweet specialty for two love-doves, enjoy the Perla Negra curated by Jim Kearns featuring Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum, activated charcoal, Kalamansi, or Calamondin (aka Phillipine lime), orange juice, honey, ginger and coconut arrack, shaken and strained over a skull bowl. A votive candle lit under crushed ice – surrounded by tangy sorrel – will light up your love’s face. Downstairs, 121 W. 10th St, 212-243-2827, www.slowlyshirley.com, @slowlyshirley

Ophelia at The Bonnie

Ophelia at The BonnieO-O-Ophelia, you’ve been on mind… (said Head Mixologist Mike Di Tota) This drink combines Barr Hill Gin with Douglas fir-infused brandy, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, vanilla syrup, fresh lemon juice and egg white for a special V-Day treat. 29-12 23rd Ave., 718-274-2105, Astoria, Queens, www.thebonnie.com, @thebonniebar

Diarmuid & Gráinne at Pouring Ribbons

Diarmuid Grinne at Pouring Robbins

We’re always positive on Pouring Ribbons. Top-notch cocktails, solid bites, loungey vibes. Need I say more? Well yes, and that’s bring your Valentine’s date here. Created by cocktail maestro Joaquín Simó (and named after the legendary 16th Century Irish tale), Diarmuid & Gráinne stands “vibrantly red” with three raspberries muddled in Aperol, simple syrup and Peychaud’s bitters, plus triple-distilled Clontarf whiskey, lemon and grapefruit juices and soda. The delicate drink is shaken and finely-strained in a Collins glass and presented with a skewered lemon wheel and raspberry. 225 Avenue B, 917-656-6788, www.pouringribbons.com, @pouring_ribbons

Love of a Lifethyme at Middle Branch

Love of a Lifetime at Middle Branch

A Lucinda Sterling libation, Love of a Lifethyme blends Patrón tequila with lemon, pomegranate and honey flavors, topped with fresh thyme and dashes of Peychaud’s bitters. 154 E. 33rd St, 212-213-1350, @middlebranch

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A FIT alum, Alana is a fashion professional with great "taste." Not only does she know what is trending in fashion, she is up to date on the latest restaurants, bars and lounges in the New York City area. You can find her roaming the city streets (via Google Maps) in search of new dining spots while sporting an overcoat and Pumas. Alana is the creator of the food-based Instagram account, @FoodieintheWindow, where she displays original images and reviews of casual eateries and hangouts throughout the Big Apple. Follow to see what is trending.

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