More Adventurous Valentine’s Day Cocktail

It’s time to pop open the bubbly with your loved one. Valentine’s Day is filled with admiration, intimacy, love, and of course, cocktails! This year, be a little More Adventurous with a tasty concoction made from the sensual flavors of passionfruit and an extra burst of lemon. This drink is sure to get the romance flowing from the second you pop the cork…and onward!

More Adventurous Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipe


1.5 oz vodka
1 oz passionfruit syrup
.75 oz lemon
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Top with Cava or your favorite extra brut sparkling wine
Flute for glassware
Lemon curl for garnish

For the passionfruit syrup:

300 grams passionfruit puree (find this frozen at Reyna Foods in the Strip District)
300 grams white sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients (except for the Cava) in a cocktail tin. Top with ice and shake for about 10 seconds.
  2. Double strain with a hawthorne strainer and a fine mesh strainer into a champagne flute.
  3. Garnish with a lemon curl.

For the passionfruit syrup: 

  1. Bring both ingredients to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often.
  2. Once all the sugar has completely dissolved, remove from heat and transfer into an airtight container.
  3. Allow to cool to room temp before refrigerating. Keep refrigerated for up to a month.

Recipe by Kaitlin Fellers / Story by Kylie Thomas / Photography by Dave Bryce / Styling by Anna Franklin
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