If there is a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than sipping cocktails side-by-side in a secret candlelit bar, I don’t know it. Especially when some of those drinks involve handmade sour mix and a lovely, not-too-sweet almond liqueur from Portugal:
Ferreira Duque Doirinha
Doirinha is strikingly similar to amaretto, but less cloying and intense. It makes a perfect sour and would also be good with soda and a generous squeeze of lime juice (my favorite way to drink its sister spirit).
Online sources list Doirinha at around $12 (far cheaper than Disaronno!). I’ll have to check whether anyone in D.C. carries it.