Celebrating love is what this holiday is all about, and there’s no better way to do so than with a fun, delicious drink in hand. Whether you’re planning a romantic date night or a casual yet cozy hangout with your significant other, you’ll have no excuse not to indulge in a special sipper this Valentine’s day.
But with so many drink options to choose from, you may be wondering where to start. Settle down because we’ve got you covered. From classic cocktails and bubbly beverages to fruity concoctions, we’ve prepared the best Valentine’s day cocktail recipes for everyone.
So, grab your glassware now and let us walk you through some tasty cocktails. Cupid, take care of the rest!
Delicious Cocktail Recipes for Valentine’s Day
No matter how you choose to celebrate this season of love, these fun and flirtatious drinks are sure to complete your romantic meal. Most of these Valentine’s day cocktails require only a few minutes to shake up with just a few ingredients and items you likely already have on hand.
Prepare to fall in love with these cocktail recipes that are perfect for a romantic toast.
1. Lotus Blossom Martini
The Lotus Blossom Martini is a perfect choice for adding an Eastern touch to your date night—and it’s surprisingly easy to make. Its unique flavor is sure to ignite some romance in your evening.
To make this delicious drink, start by gently muddling lychee, lime, and syrup together. Then, add a shot of pear vodka and sake, shake with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. The Lotus Blossom Martini is the perfect complement to any Asian-inspired cuisine.
2. Classic Negroni
The Classic Negroni is a three-ingredient cocktail that’s perfect for any romantic occasion. It’s quick and easy to make, so you’ll have more time to focus on the things that really matter. This cocktail is a reflection of many relationships, with its mix of bitter, sweet, and utterly captivating flavors.
To make it, simply stir gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth with ice in a mixing glass until it’s thoroughly cooled. Then, strain it into a rocks glass over a large ice cube and garnish it with an orange peel for a sophisticated touch.
3. Strawberry Shortcake Daiquiri
For those who find romance in a sweet, creamy dessert, then this Strawberry Shortcake Daiquiri is your perfect match. Fresh strawberries give a fresh and sweet flavor to this delightful recipe. The whipped cream vodka infused with vanilla, along with creamy almond milk, gives the cocktail a shortcake flavor. At the same time, coconut rum adds a tropical twist. The end result is simply heavenly.
Skip the mixer and make this recipe at home. The first step to this delightful treat is making strawberry syrup by combining sliced strawberries, sugar, and water. Once the syrup is ready, blend it with coconut rum, ice, vodka, milk of your choice, and fresh strawberries until the mixture is thick and creamy. Top it off with strawberries and whipped cream, and you’ll have a perfect dessert cocktail!
4. Thyme Plum Moscow Mule
Elevate your Valentine’s Day with a delicious twist on a classic cocktail – the Moscow Mule. Adding just a touch of fresh plum and thyme creates a uniquely sweet and aromatic flavor profile that will make this day of love feel extra special.
Thyme Plum Moscow Mule is made by combining vodka, lime juice, plums, and thyme in a pitcher and adding ginger beer. Once the cocktail is thoroughly mixed, pour it over ice into a beautiful glass. Place sliced plums and thyme on the drink to add an extra touch of elegance.
5. Classic Spicy Bloody Mary
With its signature blend of savory and spicy flavors, Bloody Mary is a bold and exciting choice for couples looking to spice up their romantic evening. Its unique blend of ingredients is believed to have aphrodisiac properties, making it the perfect drink to set the mood.
If you’re searching for Valentine’s day drink ideas, Bloody Mary is likely one of your popular options. To re-create it, combine tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake until well-mixed and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a celery stick, lemon wedge, and olives. Serve over ice and enjoy the bold, refreshing flavor only a Bloody Mary can provide.
6. Pomegranate-Lime French 75
The vibrant, ruby-red seeds of the pomegranate have long been associated with love, fertility, and rebirth, as they are known to be first planted by Goddess Aphrodite herself. As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s no better time to incorporate this romantic fruit into your cocktails.
The tart and tangy juice of the pomegranate complements a variety of spirits, making it a versatile ingredient for creative cocktail concoctions. Just combine pomegranate syrup, ice, shake gin, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Gently top the mixture with sparkling wine, garnish with a lime twist, and you’ll have the Pomegranate-Lime French 75 to enjoy with your special someone.
7. Glendalough Rose Spritz
Glendalough Rose Spritz is one of the best Valentine’s day drinks to celebrate your love and toast a romantic evening together. With the combination of the delicate floral notes of rose gin with the tangy sweetness of fresh lime juice and grapefruit soda, this cocktail is sure to transport you and your loved one to a dreamy and unforgettable experience.
Pour 2 ounces of Glendalough Rose Gin over ice in a glass, followed by 1 ounce of fresh lime juice. Top the drink off with grapefruit soda. To finish, garnish with a grapefruit wheel and a fresh sprig of mint for a lovely aroma and taste.
8. Manhattan Love Story
The Manhattan Love Story is a modern twist on the classic Manhattan, where whiskey and sake blend in perfect harmony for an unforgettable taste. This delectable drink offers a rich background flavor that will add some spark to your Valentine’s.
To prepare this enchanting cocktail, blend small-batch whiskey and sake and top them with a snap of ginger liqueur for a unique taste. The combination is then perfected with a dash of Peychaud Bitters to give you a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience.
Whether a classic Negroni or a unique Lotus Blossom Martini, these delicious cocktail recipes will add a special touch to your romantic evening. From their irresistible taste, vibrant hues, and elegant presentation, these Valentine’s day cocktails are perfect for fueling your intimate celebration of love. So, grab your cocktail shaker and get ready to impress your special someone with one of these delightful drinks.
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Aside from roses, chocolates, and fancy gifts, a cocktail specially made by you is another way to mark this celebration of love. If you’re looking for the finest bottles to complete your cocktail recipes, Village Warehouse Wine & Spirits is your true lifesaver.
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