Ask the expert: A special Valentine's Day mixology session with Caprice Bar's Lorenzo Antinori

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Ask the expert: Caprice Bar's Lorenzo Antinori
Photograph: Courtesy Caprice Bar

Time Out says

Join our live session and learn two easy to prepare cocktail recipes for singles and couples to enjoy on VDay.

Planning something for Valentine's Day at home? Join us on Thursday, February 11, 3pm at Time Out Hong Kong's Instagram account for the Valentine's Day segment of our Ask the Expert series. We will be live streaming with Time Out's 2020 Bartender of the Year and Caprice Bar's beverage manager Lorenzo Antinori. He will be crafting two Valentine's Day-themed cocktails that you can easily whip up at home whether you are single or coupled up.  

To follow the recipe, prepare the ingredients below: 

Cocktail 1: Single & Fabulous Martini

Single & Fabulous Martini

30ml gin or vodka 
20ml dry vermouth infused with chamomile tea (use two tea bags of chamomile tea in 750ml of dry vermouth and allow to steep for one hour; strain and bottle)
10ml St Germain elderflower liqueur 
3 drops Apple cider vinegar 

Garnish: lemon, pickled onions, blue cheese stuffed olives, or green Italian olives

Tools you will need:

Mixing glass (or any stainless-steel or glass cup)
Large spoon
Jigger (or a shot glass/measuring cup) 
Martini glass (or any regular glass) 

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Cocktail 2: Perfect Blend

Perfect Blend

40ml Blended Scotch whisky 
10ml Cassis liqueur 
20ml Fresh lemon juice 
1 tbsp honey (acacia honey or any flower honey)
1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger

Garnish: shichimi togarashi, orange zest and an edible flower

Tools you will need:
Shaker (any style or a mason jar with a lid)
Jigger (or a shot glass/measuring cup) 
Matchstick or lighter
Martini glass (or any regular glass) 
saucer (or any small dishware)

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See you on Thursday for a fun mixology session!


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