Local Love Potions from THREE and 31st Union

Get mixing with the people you adore most in your life! Whether you are looking for an ideal love potion to sip with your sweetie, the perfect spot to celebrate Galentines day with your besties or simply a down right great cocktail, two of our San Mateo favorites share spotlight recipes with us.
31st Union Bartender extraordinaire, Candace Henne recommends The Jack Rose. A classic, yet simple cocktail with that red hue we all love for a bit of romance! The cocktail includes Apple Jack Brandy (hence the Jack), lemon and real Grenadine (hence the Rose) for that pomegranate pop!
Candace says: “It’s a sweet yet tart cocktail for whatever your feelings are towards the holiday. It’s high in alcohol, but easy to sip on. Kind of a sour with training wheels.”

31st Union: The Jack Rose

31st Union’s The Jack Rose Recipe:
1.5 Lairds Apple brandy
.5 lemon
.75 Grenadine  (the real stuff)

Did someone mention Guittard Warm Chocolate Cake, Banana Nutella Crepes and Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée? THREE Restaurant & Bar is celebrating love February 10th – 14th by offering a special Four Course Aphrodisiac menu (finished with your choice of the above desserts). This special menu starts with your choice of Bacon Seared Scallop, Browned Butter Beet & Citrus Salad or House Made Gnocchi, followed by Roasted Red Pepper or French Onion Soup. The main dishes are just as tantalizing! Here’s a sneak peek:

Select from:
Dry Rubbed New York Steak: garlic sauce, potato gratin, seasonal vegetables
Seafood Risotto: prawn, clam, mussel, calamari, garlic crab
Pan Roasted Chicken with Wild Mushroom Madeira Risotto: porcini, portobello, shiitake
Scallop St. Jacques: Gruyère Yukon gold mashers, sauteed mushrooms, citrus vegetables, tarragon oil

Looking for a local love potion, try the Heart Shaped Box cocktail!

image: THREE, Heart Shaped Box

THREE’s Heart Shaped Box Recipe:
1 oz, Blade Gin
½ oz. Aperol
½ oz St. Germain
½ oz Lemon juice
1 oz blood orange shrub
Shake over ice and serve up.


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