Romance Awaits at the Woodmark

The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland is romantic year-round. But in February, it shines brightly like a diamond. The staff has created and shared a Valentine’s cocktail and has spa offerings and a kit you can take home. Ooh, la, la.

Unwind Time

Celebrate with your love, or just simply treat yourself to some indulgent spa specials at Still Spa at Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland in February. Imagine a chocolate strawberry facial, strawberry Champagne massages, and warm body wraps. There are packages for all kinds of wants and budgets — several include Woodmark Trevari Cellars bubbly and chocolate truffles. Or bring the relaxation home with Home Pampering Kits, complete with massage oils, body scrubs, face masks, and more.

Mix It Up

Arlis Ceretti, Woodmark Hotel’s food and beverage director, is sharing a specialty drink recipe that’s made extra swoon-worthy with a simple, homemade rose syrup.

HOMEMADE ROSE SYRUP 

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 ounce dried rose petals (available at specialty markets, tea shops, or online; look for “edible” to make sure they’ve been preserved for food quality use)

Directions

Add the sugar, water, and most of the rose petals (save a few for garnish later) to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil. Allow syrup to cool, then strain and pour into a glass jar, and seal tightly with a lid.

THE WOODMARK’S RED ROSE VALENTINE’S DAY COCKTAIL

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce rose syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of aromatic bitters
  • 3 ounces Woodmark Brut or any rosé sparkling wine
  • Dried rose petals

Directions

Combine vodka, rose syrup, lemon juice, and bitters, into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, stir for 20 to 30 seconds, and strain into a sugared-rim martini glass. Top with sparkling wine, and garnish with dried edible rose petals.

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