What's Happening This Week: Exotic V-Day Cocktails; A Primer on Punch

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Summer Fling Party 1534 Monday, February 14, 8 p.m. Singles and couples alike are invited to 1534, as it transform into a tropical-island escape, serving discounted tiki-esque cocktails and punches. Try the whimsically named Love Potion No. 9, Jamaican Me Crazy, In Luving Color, and My Bloody Valentine, alongside discounted colonially themed snacks.

Valentine's Market & Apothecary New Amsterdam Market School Monday, February 14, 11 a.m. In serious need of a last-minute Valentine's Day gift for your sweet? How about a treat from Liddabit Sweets, Mast Brothers Chocolate, or Shandaken Bake? There will also be free workshops on wine and chocolate pairing, kombucha making, and calligraphy, so you might want to make a trip to the market your date for the day.

PUNCH!!! Brooklyn Wine Exchange Wednesday, February 16, 7 p.m. Mixology Month at Brooklyn Wine Exchange continues with yet another fab free class. This one is led by drinks historian and author Dave Wondrich, and will offer a primer on making punch. It's no coincidence that Wondrich's latest book, Punch, just came out.

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