Ahh, Valentine’s day—love is in the air! And it can also be in your best martini glasses with these 5 Valentine’s Day cocktails!
What is a Valentine’s Day cocktail exactly? Well…anything that feels romantic. We know that’s broad, but Valentine’s Day drinks are a “you’ll know it when you see it” kind of deal. Typically, they will be sweet, maybe pink or red in color, and will have a feminine flourish.
Here are our picks:
The Pink Rose
- 50ml French dry vermouth
- 25ml Kirschwasser (cherry brandy)
- 1 tsp Natural raspberry syrup
- Garnish: Brandied cherry
Roses are a common theme around Valentine’s Day. They are given as gifts and adorn hallmark cards celebrating the season. This drink plays on that theme with its pinky-red hue. Raspberry syrup and a brandied cherry will make it as sweet as your S.O.
See how to make it at Taste Cocktails.
Seductive Strawberry Cocktail
- 2 Strawberries
- 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1-1/2 ounces Kentucky straight bourbon
- 1/2 ounce Bénédictine liqueur
- 1 barspoon simple syrup to taste
- Strawberry for garnish
Made with strawberries and champagne, this cocktail screams Valentine’s Day! The luscious red colour pairs well with the season. Plus, you’ll have strawberries left over for chocolate fondue. The bourbon gives it quite a kick and makes it something that everyone will enjoy.
See how to make it at All Parenting.
- ½ Bottle of Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade
- 8 Rosé Ice Cubes
- 1oz lemon juice
- Mint, for garnish
Rosé slush is just a great idea all around. This rich, sultry cocktail can be easily adjusted for potency by adding or removing the number of rosé cubes before you blend it together. The Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade can be substituted for your favourite sparkling fruit beverage if you don’t have any on hand.
See how to make it at Moscato Mom.
- 4 ounces Ty Ku Liqueur
- 2 ounces pomegranate juice
- 4 ounces rose nectar
- Garnish: lime wedge
This drink is as beautiful as it is tasty. The main ingredient, Ty Ku Liqueur is made with pomegranate, honeydew, yuzu, and Asian pear and is considered an aphrodisiac. Replace the rose nectar with rose simple syrup if you can’t find any (hint: your best chance is probably a natural food store).
See how to make it on The Spruce Eats.
Chocolate Cherry Delight
- 6 ounces chocolate almond milk
- 4 ounces cherry juice
- 3 ounces vodka
- honey for garnish
- dark chocolate sprinkles for garnish
Chocolates are a traditional romantic gift so why not have a cocktail to match? This rich, scrumptious drink is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Use honey or simple syrup on the rim of your martini glasses to make the chocolate sprinkles stick.
See how to make it at One Country.
Give these Valentine’s Day cocktails a try and let us know what you think!
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