Are you looking for a cocktail to celebrate your love? Try one of these entertaining Valentine’s Day cocktails! Each one is a different tint of pink, red, or chocolate and tastes exquisite.
This collection includes traditional cocktails as well as variations on classic drinks with flavors including raspberry, pomegranate, strawberry, blood orange, and more! Throw in some creamy chocolate dessert cocktails and a couple of effervescent champagne drinks, and you’re sure to find something for everyone.
With this pineapple-flavored version of a sparkling cosmopolitan, you can get a bit flirty. The flirtini is an excellent Champagne cocktail for romantic summer nights, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, or any other event that calls for something particularly special.
To prevent the Champagne from losing its bubbles, combine all of the ingredients only before serving. It’s also a good idea to make two or more flirtinis at once to avoid wasting an open bottle of wine on a single drink.
- .50 oz Grey Goose vodka
- .50 oz Cointreau
- 3 oz Champagne
- 1 oz Pineapple juice
- 2 Fresh pineapple wedges
- Bordeaux cherry, for garnish
In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the pineapple piece and the Cointreau. Add the vodka, Pineapple juice, and ice and stir. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top slowly with the Champagne. Garnish with the cherry.
2. Honeymoon Cocktail
The Honeymoon Cocktail is simply an apple brandy sour, boozy and seductive, yet with a refreshing acidity. This famous cocktail was first published in Hugo Ensslin’s 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks, which Meehan describes as “one of the last great cocktail books (self) published before Prohibition.
- 1.50 oz Lairds straight apple brandy (bonded)
- .50 oz benedicitine
- 1 splash pierre Ferrand dry curcao
- .50 oz fresh lemon juice
- lemon zest coin for garnish
Shake all the ingredients (except the garnish) well with the ice and strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with the lemon zest coin.
3. Latin Love
If you’re seeking for the greatest Latin Lover recipe, you’ll find it right here, along with almost every other cocktail. Pineapple and coconut rum transport you to the tropics.
- 1 oz cruzan coconut rum
- 1 oz cruzan banana rum
- 3 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz coco lopez creme de coconut
- 1 oz raspberry syrup
- 1 oz heavy cream
- grenadine, home or store brought for the glass
- shredded coconut for frosting the glass
Wet a hurricane glass with grenadine and dip it in shredded coconut. Combine all the remaining ingredients in a blender and add a scoop of ice. Blend to a smooth consistency. Pour the mixture into the hurricane glass.
4. Flame of Love
This drink was created at Chasen’s, a famed Hollywood restaurant that debuted in 1936 and was a favorite of movie stars and aristocracy until it closed in 1995. The original Chasen’s star-studded clientele enjoyed beverages concocted by famed bartender Pepe Ruiz during its peak.
The Flame of Love is his most renowned invention, partially because it was initially designed for Dean Martin. Dean dragged his old chum Frank Sinatra to Chasen’s to test the drink, adding to the mythology of the cocktail. According to legend, Frank was so pleased that he ordered one for everyone in the establishment.
- 2.50 oz Finlandia Vodka
- .25 oz La Ina Fino Sherry
- 2 Flame orange zest coin for granish
Coat the inside of a chilled cocktail glass with the sherry and toss the remainder into a cocktail shaker. Flame 1 of the orange zest coins into the cocktail glass and discard. Add the vodka with ice to the cocktail shaker. Strain into the seasoned cocktail glass. Flame the second orange zest coin and drop it into the drink.
5. Old Flame (AKA Fancy Nancy)
The Old Flame cocktail, as the name suggests, has a nostalgic feel about it. Dale DeGroff nearly developed it by accident: he’d picked Negronis to offer with dinner, and the folks he presented it to didn’t enjoy the bitters-based taste. The Old Flame was conceived when he requested the bartender to add orange juice and Cointreau.
- 1 oz Bombay dry gin
- .50 oz Campari
- .50 oz Martini and Rossi sweet vermouth:
- 1 oz Fresh orange juice
- .50 oz Cointreau
- Flamed orange zest coin for garnish
Shake all ingredients except the garnish will with ice to chill and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with flamed orange zest coin
6. Royal Romance
Royal romance is a famous vodka cocktail made with gin, grand Marnier orange liqueur,passion-fruit juice, and grenadine syrup. Served in your choice of glass
- 1.50 aviation American gin
- .50 oz grand marnier
- 1 oz sweetend passion fruit juice or nectar
- 2 dashes of grenadine homemade or store bought
- flamed orange zest coin for garnish
Shake all the ingredients (except the garnish) with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the flamed orange zest coin.
Adonis, like many legendary cocktails, was created in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. If you want to give additional depth to the Adonis, add a few dashes of orange bitters. Keeping the bitters and substituting dry vermouth for sweet makes it very close to a Bamboo cocktail, another low-proof, equal parts libation from the late 1800s.
- 2 oz Lustau Fino Sherry, or your favorite Sherry, or favorite fino
- 1 oz Martini Riserva Speciale Ambrato Vermouth
- 3 dashes of pimento aromatic bitters bitters
- orange zest coin
Stir all the ingredients (except for the garnish) with ice and strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with the orange zest coin.
8. Love Potion Cocktail
This love potion cocktail is the perfect fit for any Valentine’s Day celebration. With its vibrant red color and pleasantly sweet cranberry flavor, this drink is sure to win over anyone who tries it!
- 2oz raspberry vodka
- 1 oz lime juice
- 2 oz cranberry juice
- 1 oz grenadine
- raspberries, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, filled with ice, lime juice, raspberry vodka, cranberry juice, grenadine. Shake for 15 sec. Strain love potion cocktail into a martini glass. Garnish with raspberries or red fruits.
10. Chocolate Martini
A chocolate martini is essentially a glass of rich, creamy liquid treat. It’s simple to prepare at home, but it’s impossible to resist a second serving.
This Chocolate Martini is vying for our other top Valentine’s Day drink spot! It has Irish cream and creme de cacao for optimum taste, making it the liquid-equivalent of your favorite chocolate bar. Make this as an after-dinner drink to dazzle guests…or just whenever you need a sweet pleasure in cocktail form.
- 1.50 oz vodka
- 1.50 oz white creme de cacao
- .50 oz irish cream (baileys or five farms)
- .50 oz heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- grated chocolate, for garnish
Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Fill it with two handfuls of ice and shake it until cold. Strain into a martini or cocktail glass. If desired, garnish with grated chocolate.
10. Strawberry Margarita
Imagine lounging on your balcony or porch with a few friends, sipping on one of these freshly prepared strawberry margaritas. Fresh luscious strawberries, zesty lime juice, and tequila are combined to make this delectable strawberry margarita. Ideal for summer sipping and holiday gatherings!
- 3 oz tequila
- 3 oz cointreau
- 2 oz lime juice
- 1.50 of strawberries
- 1 tablespoon simple syrup, agave syrup or maple syrup
- 1.50 cups of ice
Cut a notch into a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of two glasses. Dip the edge of each rim into a plate of salt or sugar. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until fully combined: you can blend until it’s an icy texture, or keep blending for a minute or so until it’s more liquid. Taste and add additional sweetener if desired. Pour into the glasses and serve.
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