Valentine’s Day goes beyond flowers and chocolates in Phoenix
Thirsty for Love: Valentine’s Day goes beyond flowers and chocolates

Thirsty for Love: Valentine’s Day goes beyond flowers and chocolates

Bevvy Uptown’s Berried Alive. (Submitted photo)

By Olivia Dow | February 8, 2021

Restaurants and treat shops around the Valley are offering pink and red drinks of all varieties. From milkshakes to alcoholic beverages, these eateries will make your loved ones and tastebuds adore you for indulging in these drinks.

 

Aioli Gourmet Burgers

The Shake from Tennessee ($6)

From February 1 to February 28, Aioli Burger will celebrate Valentine’s Day with The Shake from Tennessee — vanilla ice cream, red velvet cake and a cream cheese mousse. The shake is topped with whipped cream and raspberry coulis.

Aioli Burger has locations in Litchfield Park and Phoenix, aioliburger.com

 

Ak-Chin Casino

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Martini ($5)

Ak-Chin Casino is serving a chocolate-covered strawberry martini with Deep Eddy vodka, chocolate dark crème de cacao, strawberry puree and topped with whipped cream and cocoa.

Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road, Maricopa, 480.802.5000, caesars.com

 

Bevvy Uptown

Berried Alive ($13)

The humorously monikered Berried Alive is a fruity cocktail with raspberries, fresh lime juice and agave, Altos Reposado Tequila and mandarin napoleon liqueur.

Bevvy, 5600 N. Seventh Street, Suite 100, Phoenix, 602.568.0155, bevvyaz.com

 

Blue Clover Distillery

Marshall’s Way ($9)

Two locally made Blue Clover Distillery vodkas mix to make this drink that’s sweet with a hint of tart. Lemon vodka, strawberry vodka, pomegranate juice and a bit of lemon and lime juice create Marshall’s Way.

Blue Clover Distillery, 7042 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, 480.946.1062, bluecloverdistillery.com

 

Cider Corps

Valentine Cider Bomb ($15)

This Valentine’s Day-themed cider bomb is made from Cider Corps’ bone-dry cider and a fruit puree. The limited-edition drink comes in a 32-ounce can, may be ordered online and picked up at the taproom at 2 p.m. Friday, February 12.

31 S. Robson, Suite 103, Downtown Mesa, 480.933.3164, cidercorpsaz.com

 

CRUjiente Tacos

Strawberry Amaro Flip ($12)

CRUjiente Tacos offers an amaro-based pink drink with diced strawberries, blanco tequila, grapefruit juice and topped off with an egg froth.

3961 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602.687.7777, crutacos.com

 

Daily Dose Bar and Grill

Spicy Watermelon Margarita ($8.75)

Want to spice up your Valentine’s Day drink? This pink margarita has watermelon, lime juice and agave nectar. The spice comes from Tanteo jalapeno tequila, which is a blanco tequila infused with jalapeno peppers from Jalisco, Mexico.

4020 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480.994.3673, dailydosegrill.com

 

Danzeisen Dairy: “The Cremery”

Valentine’s Day Stack ($8.95)

This strawberry milkshake has swirled chocolate and strawberry sauces around the cup and is topped with whipped cream, chocolate-covered strawberries, a sugar cookie and candy hearts. This specialty shake will be available Saturday, February 13.

Locations in Laveen and Payson, danzeisendairy.com

 

Desert Botanical Garden: Gertrude’s Restaurant

Cactus Cosmos ($11)

This pink cactus cosmo is made with prickly pear water and a hint of agave.

Garden ‘Rita ($12)

The house margarita is infused with jalapeno tequila and blood orange. The mixture has a chemical reaction that produces this pink Garden ‘Rita, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, 480.719.8600, dbg.org

 

Grassroots Kitchen and Tap

Pink Cougar ($12)

The Pink Cougar is made from Deep Eddy grapefruit vodka, chamomile-lemongrass syrup, bubbles and a candy wedge.

8120 N. Hayden Road, Suite E-100, Scottsdale, 480.699.0699, grassrootsaz.com

 

Handcut Chophouse

Peach Ambrosia ($13)

Handcut Chophouse is a Ciroc peach vodka with lemon juice, rose water and a housemade hibiscus simple syrup with muddled ripe blueberries.

7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 154, Scottsdale, 480.494.2008, handcutchophouse.com

 

Hash Kitchen

Strawberry Boba Mimosa ($26)

Strawberry boba, fresh strawberries and sparkling champagne fill a giant flute. The edges of the flute are lined with sugar and topped with cotton candy and a Hash Kitchen pinwheel.

Locations in Arcadia, Scottsdale, Peoria, North Scottsdale and Chandler, hashkitchen.com

 

Ladera Taverna y Cocina

Sangria Tinta ($8)

Enjoy this bubbly Sangria Tinta, a mix of cabernet with brandy and strawberry lemonade.

8729 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.606.2258, laderaphx.com

 

Little Rituals

Redcurrant Fix ($13)

This fruity pink cocktail is peppered with pink peppercorn. It mixes Tanqueray Malacca gin, Cocchi Americano Rosa, redcurrant cordial and a Yuzu blend.

132 S. Central Avenue, Fourth Floor, Phoenix, 602.603.2050, littleritualsbar.com

 

Los Sombreros

Sonoran Rose ($8.75)

A Southwestern twist on a martini, the Sonoran Rose combines Canyon Diablo prickly pear vodka, white peach and Ultimo agave Mexican almendrado.

Locations in South Scottsdale and Mesa, lossombreros.com

 

Marcellino Ristorante

La Carmela ($16)

The La Carmela is named after Chef Marcellino’s mother, the drink is served in a martini glass and made with a honey vodka, lemon juice and pomegranate.

7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480.990.9500, marcellinoristorante.com

 

Morning Squeeze

Strawberry Mocha ($5)

If you love a little “latte” with your Valentine’s Day, try Morning Squeeze’s Strawberry Mocha — an espresso-based drink with white chocolate and milk steamed with strawberry simple syrup all topped off with whipped cream and chocolate.

Locations in Scottsdale and Tempe, morningsqueeze.com

 

Ofrenda

Marigold ($11)

A housemade guava juice and strawberry liqueur mixed with fresh-squeezed lime juice, bitters, a small batch Norwegian gin, Harahorn and Xtabentun, an anise-honey liqueur. All of the ingredients are shaken with ice, strained with a coupe glass and garnished with a piece of dried chile pineapple.

7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, 480.488.2187, theofrenda.com

 

Pita Jungle

The Fuzzy Lemon ($8)

A Three Olive peach vodka with Bols black raspberry liqueur, lemon juice and tropical black tea garnished with a basil leaf.

Locations Valleywide, 480.969.2427, pitajungle.com

 

Sotol Modern Cocktail Kitchen

The Prickly Side (See website for price)

Take a walk on the “prickly side” with this gin-based drink, combined with local prickly pear, blanc vermouth, green chartreuse and simple syrup.

313 N. Gilbert Road, Suite 301, Gilbert, 480.550.6300, sotolmck.com

 

Talking Stick Resort’s Blue Coyote Cafe

Cupid’s Treat ($15, $18 w/alcohol)

Looking to get a chocolate fix this February? The shake has chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake, strawberry sauce and white chocolate topped with whipped cream and a chocolate-covered strawberry. Plus, you can add alcohol to the shake for an additional charge.

9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, 480.850.7777, talkingstickway.com

 

The Sicilian Butcher

Sangria Pesche ($11)

This pink cocktail is a mix of rosé, fresh peaches, orange juice and a quinine-flavored aperitif wine, Cocchi Americano, available at the Sicilian Baker next door to the Sicilian Baker.

Sangria Rosso ($11)

A red wine-based cocktail, sangria rosso is made by combining pinot noir, orange liqueur, apricot brandy and peach puree.

Locations in Chandler, Paradise Valley and Peoria, thesicilianbutcher.com

 

The Vig

Coug Cup ($11)

A combination of Deep Eddy lemon vodka, Bols elderflower, strawberry puree, lemon juice and sparkling wine, the Coug Cup is perfectly pink.

Locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale, thevig.us

 

Tomaso’s

Raspberry Martini ($18)

This sweet and tart martini has Ketel One Citroen vodka, orange-based triple sec liqueur, fresh lime and raspberry liqueur.

3225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602.956.0836, tomasos.com

 

Zinqué

Oiseau de la Jungle ($16)

The blush tones of this drink are created by the fruit tones of Ramazzotti Aperitivo Rosato. The Oiseau de la Jungle’s foundation is made from El Silencio Mezcal that is handcrafted from Oaxacan agave.

4712 N. Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 110, Scottsdale, 623.745.9616, lezinque.com

 

Z’Tejas

Strawberry Watermelon Margarita ($10)

This Centenario Blanco Tequila-based margarita is combined with Monin strawberry and watermelon syrups, lime juice and agave.

Watermelon Paloma ($12)

Maestro Dobel tequila mixed with Monin watermelon syrup, lime juice and citrus soda creates this Watermelon Paloma.

Watermelon Mango Lime Fizz ($5)

Want a nonalcohol drink? Here’s a tasty one. The watermelon mango lime fizz is soda water mixed with Monin watermelon and mango syrup and fresh lime juice.

Locations in Phoenix and Chandler, ztejas.com

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