Manager, Privus Lounge
V-Day drink: Cyberlady (Hennessy, Cointreau, fresh strawberries, orange and lemon juice, $9). "This sleek and sexy cocktail was mixed to mirror our new full-size video wall at Privus, where hot music videos and the Fashion Channel play during after hours. The oaky Hennessy mixes well with the fresh fruity tastes of strawberries and the juices of the zesty orange and lemon.
Romantic Bar: "Carla's on Brighton Ave. in Allston is this quaint Italian place that looks like it should be smack-dab in the North End. It would be a great spot for a cozy Valentine's night."
Bartender, Vox Populi
V-Day drink: The Broken Heart (Belvedere vodka, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, and Chambord. $11). "A decadent, rich concoction is the perfect Valentine's indulgence for either the happy couple on a date or swinging singles on the prowl. The silky texture and the hint of Chambord gives it just the right taste for a romantic night on the town."
Romantic Bar: "I think Saint for Valentine's Day is cool, with the three different room themes you can decide to be devilish or angelic depending on your mood or where the night takes you!"
Bar manager, Tangierino/Koullshi Lounge
V-Day drink: Slanted Veil (Vox Raspberry, Jacob Cassis Blackcurrant Liqueur, Luxardo Amaretto, fresh sour, $12). "The blackcurrant liqueur complements the cocktail's texture while the berry flavor mixed with the almond Amaretto provides an edgy mix for an edgy night."
Romantic Bar: "On Valentine's Day, I'd love to be hauled up in a private room like the Moet bedroom at District."
V-Day drink: Big Ball for Two (Cruzan Citrus, Cruzan Pineapple, Cruzan Coconut, apricot brandy, Amaretto, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, sour, Myers Dark Rum, $27) "The first thing to mention about the Big Ball is its impressive appearance. It is a big, red drink served in a huge punch bowl that really makes it stand out in a crowd and makes it a unique and fun drink to order. The Big Ball is served with anywhere from two to eight straws, so it is designed to be shared. This helps to facilitate the togetherness and unity that most couples are looking to embrace on Valentine's day."