What's more romantic than spending an evening pampered at one of the most iconic hotels in the city? Toronto's Fairmont Royal York is ready to help you create special memories this February, starting with two featured cocktails at the Library Bar. This Cupid's Arrow is a bar take on a perennial Valentine's Day favourite, chocolate-covered strawberries, made with strawberry vodka, sparkling wine and creme de cacao.
Here's how you can replicate this romantic drink at home.
In a container or bowl, put strawberries in vodka (preferably smooth one, like grey goose). Let it infuse overnight.
Sparkling wine syrup
Place sparkling wine and sugar in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a simmer until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and reserve.
Dehydrate strawberries and grind to make powder.
Pour all ingredients (except strawberry powder) into cocktail shaker. Shake until all ingredients are combined and frothy.
And add ice and shake until chilled.
Strain through a hawthorn strainer into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with strawberry powder in a heart shape.