Looking for the perfect cocktail to celebrate Valentine’s Day? We might just have the drink for you! It’s called the Roman Love Letter, and it will make the perfect addition to that fancy dinner you’re preparing. Created by Kris Doyle, bartender at Trattoria Neapolis in Los Angeles, CA, this aromatic cocktail with hints of cinnamon and lemon, topped off with a rose garnish, is pretty much Valentine’s Day in a glass. If you decide cooking dinner isn’t a realm you’re willing to venture to, mix together this drink after your date that evening, and it’ll still be a wonderful treat. Just take the time to be together, and indulge in this classically romantic cocktail.
Roman Love Letter Cocktail Recipe
Courtesy of Bartender Kris Doyle of Trattoria Neapolis
1 oz Vodka
1.5 oz St. Germain
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
¾ oz Fresh Lemon
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Combine Vodka, St. Germain, Lemon, Cinnamon and Peychaud’s Bitters in a shaking tin.
Shake and strain into champagne flute filled with crushed ice.
Top with 5oz rose.
Don’t trust your mixology skills? Or just looking for a good night out? If you’re in the LA area, then you’re in luck because you can head over to Trattoria Neapolis, named one of Zagat’s Top 12 Hottest New Restaurants in LA, and have them make one for you!