Pour up the passion with handcrafted cocktails just in time for Valentine's Day

Some of Colorado Springs' best bartenders share their favorite Valentine's Day cocktail recipes.

Rooster's House of Ramen
The Red Velvet by Winn Kirkpatrick

2 oz - 360 Madagascar Vanilla
1/2 oz - Sweet & Sour
1 oz - Pineapple
1 oz - Sprite
1/4 oz - Grenadine

The Wobbly Olive
Killing me softly by Sean Fitzgerald

1.5oz Lee Spirits Strawberry Ginger Gin
.75oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.75oz Aperol
.25oz 2-1 Simple Syrup
Shaken and strain into champagne flute. Top with Bubbles. Garnish with strawberry slice.

Distillery 291
291 Chocolate Cherry Old Fashioned by Philip Rawleigh

2oz Colorado rye whiskey
.5 oz raw simple
2 dash Aztec chocolate bitters
3 dash cherry bitters

Build in rocks glass over ice
Garnish with luxardo cherry

Lee Spirits Co.
Amelia (Earhart) by Carlos David Garcia

1.5 oz. Strawberry Ginger Gin
.75 oz. lemon
.5 Simple syrup
.25 Creme de Rose
.25 Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

Axe & the Oak Whiskey House
Hearts Desire by Alejandro Sanchez

Stir and strain Saline spritz over chilled glass

.25 house honey syrup
4 dash Angostura bitters
.25 cherry bourbon
.25 cinnamon syrup
.5 bourbon
1.5 house creme de cacao
Garnish Spritz of saline solution Orange peel spritz, discard cherry

Passionately Yours by Katie Toth

.5 Springs Vodka
.5 Springs Gin
.25 Ginger Intense
.25 Campari
.5 Fortify
.5 Rose simple syrup
1 oz Lillet
4 dashes of rose water bitters
2 dashes orange flower bitters

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