Valentine’s Day at Home

Is your Valentine’s Day planning not exactly coming up roses this year? Don’t worry, it’s not too late to create a memorable celebration for the one you love without actually leaving the house. Hospitality experts from the Four Seasons Hotel offer DIY dessert, drink and gift suggestions for a festive evening that’s straight from the heart.

senhora rosa
makes two 6 oz. cocktails
Perfectly pink for the holiday, this refreshing drink from Cinder Bar supervisor India Stevens tastes sweet, tart and fruity all at once.

4 oz. hibiscus-infused vodka (4 T dried hibiscus in 750ml vodka, steeped for 1 hour)
4 oz. lime juice 
2 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. simple syrup
1 ½ oz. water
6 dashes Bittercube Jamaican No. 2 Bitters
Lime wheels for garnish

rose oil sugar scrub
Who wouldn’t love a handmade Valentine gift that soothes away stress? Four Seasons Spa director Erin Stewart says this aromatic scrub is ideal for exfoliating knees, elbows, ankles and feet.

½ c sugar
2 ½ T coconut oil
8 drops of Body Bliss Rose Maroc essential oil

passionfruit mousse
serves 6
Just right for Valentine’s Day, this recipe comes from Chef Gerard Craft of Cinder House, who calls it “one of my favorite desserts of all time.”

6 egg whites
1 c sugar
7 sheets of gelatin
1 c passionfruit puree
1 c heavy cream
Pinch of cream of tartar

Photos courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel

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