The Modern’s Valentine’s Cocktail by Zav Glesta
This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a signature craft cocktail that achieves the perfect balance of sweet and savory at The Modern in New York City. While this cocktail is an original recipe created just for the holiday by mixologist Zav Glesta, it’s certainly not your average Valentine’s Day elixir. This refreshingly dry aperitif strays from the holiday’s stereotypical shades of bright pinks and reds, and is instead a deep, sultry hue that immediately sets this cocktail apart from the rest. By infusing savory hibiscus flowers and lemon verbena with Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco, Glesta not only amplifies the tequila’s semi-sweet notes of agave, but also uses the infusion’s floral characteristics to balance out the tequila’s subtle hints of pepper and spiciness. From there, champagne is added to create a new layer of depth along with a festive, bubbly sensation.
Since The Modern’s Valentine’s Cocktail will only be available for a limited time, be sure to stop in before the holiday has come and gone. Turn your visit into a complete experience with Casa Dragones by ordering their chocolate ganache dessert that is a unique pairing dish designed around the complex, smooth taste of Tequila Casa Dragones Joven by Pastry Chef Jiho Kim.
2 oz. Tequila Casa Dragones Joven
.5 oz. Fresh lime juice
.25 oz. Agave
.25 oz. Aperol
Top with champagne
Find The Modern’s Valentine’s Cocktail
The Museum of Modern Art
9 West 53rd Street, New York City