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Design by Desire Catering with Valentine Advice


With Valentine’s Day approaching Design by Desire wants to know what your choice of drink says about you. We thought it would be fun and perhaps educational to list and decode some of the signals.

After years of going out you start to deduce the way a night will go based on drinks ordered. So here is our guide to decoding your date or a night of fun when your planning your own Valentine’s Day Celebration.

Red Wine: A traditional, seductive choice. If you order for your date, make sure you know what your doing. Don’t try and swirl and sniff unless you really know what your doing, because if you don’t you look like a dork.

White Wine: Usually a ladies’ choice, but classic. If your ordering for the two of you why not ask the server to recommend a rose to mix it up. Pink is romantic.

Sangria: Your dates expecting a crowd, so don’t get too cozy.

Champagne: Trying hard to be romantic. But who are we kidding? Bubbles are romantic and pink bubbles even more so.

Straight Liquor: neat or on the rocks, this is a serious drinker whether that’s a serious problem depends on how many. Unless it’s vodka and then they might be watching their calories. Skip Dessert.

Fruity Cocktail: an inexperienced drinker. Or possibly someone who just knows what they like and are very comfortable with themselves

Beer: if they order a domestic beer they might be driving. But who really orders a beer on Valentine day. Unless your dining on a heart shaped pizza. I would be suspicious that their heart is not in it.

Old Fashion: Probably very fashionable, in the know and a foodie because retro cocktails are all the rage. Consider taking this one on a second date.

The Valentines Special: if they order whatever the restaurant or bar is serving up as a special, it’s a good possibility that Valentine’s Day is extremely important to them. Text the nearest flower shop and have roses delivered to the table.

Need something to wow your sweetie May we suggest the Mata Hari a cognac-based cocktail with chai infused vermouth. This way you’ll be saying that you care enough to mix up something special.

Mata Hari Cocktail

Any VSOP( very special old pale) cognac    1.5oz

Chai-infused sweet vermouth   .5oz

Freshly squeezed lemon juice    .75oz

Simple syrup       .5 oz

Pomegranate juice      .75 oz

Garnish: Dried Rose Buds

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with large, cold ice cubes.

Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with three dried organic rosebuds.