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In Bars & Clubs

Dutch Tea is sweet, creamy and chocolately. Need we say more? OK, then, it's also served hot.

In Bars & Clubs

A chocolate tea-infused take on a white russian.

In Bars & Clubs

This fruity concoction uses the limited new Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach, a pink liqueur made from red peaches from France's Ardèche area of the Rhone region.

Pitch some woo with a Valentine's Day cocktail


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Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means it's time to pitch a little woo.

If you're dining in, why not start your romantic evening with a splash of an aphrodisiac-fueled cocktail?

If you're heading out to celebrate, come back home to these delectable cocktails that will make you look like a mixology master and make your lover swoon.

GM Raspberry Peach Cosmo

Created by New York mix-master George Carney, this fruity concoction uses the new limited-release Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach, a pink liqueur made from red peaches from France's Ardèche area of the Rhone region.

  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist.

Dutch Tea

Invented by professional tea taster and sommelier James Labe, this cocktail is sweet, creamy and chocolately. Need we say more? OK, then, it's also served hot.

  • 4 ounces Numi Chocolate Pu-erh Tea
  • 2 ounces Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • Sugar
  • Powdered cocoa

Steep one tea bag at normal strength with freshly boiled water for then minutes, then remove bag. Add vodka and stir. Whip cream with a little sugar and float on top. Dust with Powdered Cocoa to garnish.

Chocolate Pu-erh Russian

Square One Organic Vodka founder Allison Evanow invented this unusual drink that draws on an interesting variety of ingredients, including the same tea that flavors the Dutch Tea above.

  • 6 Numi Chocolate Pu-erh tea bags
  • 750 ml bottle vodka
  • 2 ounces vodka/tea infusion
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • ½ -1 ounce vanilla soymilk
  • Splash of agave nectar

Place the tea bags in the bottle of vodka and let infuse for a minimum of 4-6 hours. Remove tea bags.

Mix all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a martini glass and serve.

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