Make it a romantic and bubbly evening with these sweet Valentine’s Day cocktails
You and your date will love these sweet cocktails.
Valentine’s Day can be stressful for any couple. However, beyond the teddy bears and bouquets of roses, there is a real opportunity to show the one you love just how much you truly care. And what better way to show your special someone your love than to wine and dine him or her with a homemade meal and a custom libation?
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A signature cocktail is a way to tell your sweetie that you pay attention to the details, like their favorite liquors and wines, and that you care enough to pull together a delicious, made-to-order glass of happiness in the name of your love.
To help you make February 14 as perfect as possible, we rounded up some sweet and bubbly cocktails that are sure to set the mood. From the tempting allure of cherry to the bubbly sensation of prosecco, we have a cocktail for every Valentine’s taste.
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Don’t send your honey a bouquet of flowers this Valentine’s day — whip up this cocktail instead. Infused with hibiscus flowers and syrup, this drink is as aromatic as it is delicious.
Is there a sweeter way to begin Valentine’s Day celebrations than with a kissable cocktail? Dry gin paired with fizzy soda makes for a complex and sweet drink your date will love.
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Raise a glass to love (and these delicious cocktail recipes)!
Every holiday comes with its own set of treats &mdash be it festive sweets, elaborate dinners, or themed drinks. Some special occasions, however, feature all of the above, like Valentine's Day. The most romantic night of the year is known for its chocolate-centric treats, elegant various-course meals (if you're going all out), and, of course, a delicious Valentine's Day drink. These Valentine's Day cocktails will make put the perfect finishing touch on your über romantic plans for Feb. 14 (and are just as great solo, if you plan on boycotting the holiday altogether). Sure, you can just pop a bottle of Champagne and call it a night, but why not add a hint of pink or red to your libations and make Valentine's Day even more festive? (Or you can really switch things up and transform your valentine's favorite dessert into a cocktail.)
There's bound to be at least one cocktail recipe on this list that everyone will love. Whether you and your valentine prefer alcoholic to non-alcoholic drinks, or something sweet over something tart, you're bound to find a Valentine's Day cocktail that you'll want to drink all year long. No matter how you're planning on celebrating the day of love, if at all, a themed cocktail can set Valentine's Day apart from every other day of the year. And with their gorgeous presentations, these Valentine's Day drinks will dress up the V-Day dinner table to the nines.
Combine mint, cinnamon, lemon juice, and apple brandy to make this aesthetically pleasing and incredibly tasty cocktail.
Put a more unique spin on your go-to cranberry cocktail with this spiced, holiday-friendly whiskey drink.
Make this versatile drink with or without alcohol, hot or cold. No matter what you and your valentine are craving, this drink will hit the spot.
Marry your favorite sweet combination with this Tiffany Blue cocktail &mdash a gorgeous addition to any Valentine's Day table.
Turn your Valentine's Day into a hot summer evening on the beach, a book in one hand and a fruity cocktail in the other, with this recipe. All you need are strawberries, basil, lemon juice, and some bourbon.
Sweets are a big part of Valentine's Day, so why not liquify your go-to dessert with this to-die-for cocktail? It's the perfect beverage for a cold night in.
To keep things light and refreshing this Valentine's Day, cheers to love with this pinky-red honey-lime iced tea.
Add an elegant touch to your Valentine's Day with this fruity pomegranate royale.
Sangria isn't just for the summer! This winter sangria is perfectly spiced (and perfectly red) for the most romantic day of the year.
The perfect drink for the whole family to enjoy. Your kids will love getting to have one of these sweet red slushies that only require three ingredients.
Take the classic cosmo and add a little pomegranate to make it the perfect Valentine's Day cocktail. These are great to make if you're spending the night with a few of your closest girlfriends.
Step up your Valentine's Day breakfast in bed with one of these orange-cranberry mimosas.
If you want to go all out for your Valentine's Day drink, make this sugar plum dreams cocktail and coat the glass with pink and red rimming sugar.
This fruity drink is both tart and sweet, and is the perfect Valentine's Day treat for all ages.
If you're looking for a strong, yet subtle, cocktail to enjoy this Valentine's Day, you've found it. Packed with two bottles of wine, a cup of orange-flavored vodka, strawberries, and grapes, you won't want to put it down.
Go for a smoky taste this Feb. 14 with this mezcal and blood orange cocktail (with a hint of Chili powder). This drink is bound to become your new go-to drink all year long.
This festive drink will make your night feel super fancy, while requiring very minimal effort or time. So, grab your St. Germain, ginger syrup, and Champagne. You won't regret it.
A few strategically cut strawberries takes this mimosa to higher loved-filled levels.
Everyone wants chocolate on Valentine's Day. So who says you can't drink it, too?
The fresh mint in this pink drink, combined with delicious blackberries, makes for a tasty cocktail you won't want to put down.
Made with lemon-blueberry syrup, these mimosas are sure to be almost as sweet as your valentine.
You can have your dessert and drink it too with these sinfully delicious strawberry shortcake mimosas.
These ruby red mimosas are a necessity at your next Valentine's Day celebration.
Everyone's favorite pink candy is the key ingredient in these perfectly sweet cosmos.
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25 Romantic Cocktails Perfect For Setting The Mood On Valentine’s Day
While a glass of sparkling wine has been known to bring on the romance, these cocktails are pretty and poised to spark some passion on Valentine’s Day.
Olive Me Loves Olive You
Olive Me Loves Olive You at Whitestone Restaurant in Dana Point, California.
At Whitestone Restaurant in Dana Point, California, named after Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend’s hit song “All of Me”, Whitestone’s Olive Me Loves Olive You cocktail is a playful approach to the classic Cosmo with olive oil-washed gin, blood orange shrub, and fresh-pressed cranberry juice. Much like its musical namesake, this cocktail is smooth, sultry, and sure to set the mood this Valentine’s Day. “Ladies love their Cosmos. However, our take on this classic is a great introduction to gin. The olive oil-washing process balances out the juniper, adding an almost-savory, velvety mouthfeel while house made blood orange shrub brings a vibrancy that takes the place of triple sec. The finishing touch adds a bit of bling, with a shimmering gold-dusted dehydrated blood orange,” said beverage consultant Emily Delicce.
Passion at Ivy Lane in New York City.
At Ivy Lane in New York City, the drink features Pimm's, KC Whiskey, raspberry, rhubarb, ginger, lime, and soda. "A seasonally appropriate play on a Pimm’s cup paired with a sherry cask aged whiskey and raspberries that provide the drink with a luscious and rich flavor perfect for A Valentine’s day cocktail,” said head bartender Wilmer Nolasco.
Aperol Sour, available on Valentine’s Day at Parker’s Tavern bar at University Arms hotel in . [+] Cambridge, UK.
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Available on Valentine’s Day at Parker’s Tavern bar at University Arms hotel in Cambridge (UK), the Aperol Sour has been specially created by the expert team at Parker’s Tavern for Valentine’s Day using local gin, Cambridge Gin and Italy’s favorite aperitif, Aperol – giving it a pretty pink hue. The bitterness of the lemon juice is perfectly balanced by a flavorsome handmade strawberry and rosemary cordial, creating a delicious and indulgent tipple for the day of love. “At Parker’s Tavern we wanted to create a well balanced Valentine’s Day cocktail, with a slightly pink color to stay on theme… The Aperol Sour is a winning combination of sweet and sour – which perfectly complements our indulgent bar snack menu and promises to satisfy all tastes. My favorite part of this cocktail is the rosemary garnish, which adds an earthy, herby tone,” said Sebastian Bouza, bar manager.
The Grande Dame
The Grande Dame at Nicky’s Coal Fired in Nashville.
At Nicky’s Coal Fired in Nashville, this cocktail is served straight up with apple brandy, dry curacao and lemon. Sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg, The Grande Dame pulls together the crisp apple flavor with the tarte lemon to create a refreshingly intense drink to accompany your evening of love.
Dream Car from Nashville's Butchertown Hall.
If you're looking for an instagram-worthy cocktail this Valentine's Day, the Dream Car from Nashville's Butchertown Hall has the look of love. This hot pink cocktail is crafted with fresh-pressed lime, prickly pear and a house-made rosemary soda, over a base of Vida Mezcal - a Oaxacan favorite adored for its smoky agave, dried fruit and vanilla flavor profiles.
Le Spritz from Nashville's Liberty Common.
If you'd rather be in Paris sipping bubbly this Valentine's Day, Nashville's Liberty Common has the next best thing for you. This Parisian-meets-Southern café offers "Société du Spritz" - a menu dedicated entirely to spritz cocktails, with more than ten options to choose from. Opt for the Le Spritz, a signature combination of Lillet and Pét-Nat that pairs perfectly with oysters for a strong aphrodisiac.
P.S. Ti Amo from Pittsburgh's DiAnoia's Eatery.
Cozy up with your honey at famed Pittsburgh favorite DiAnoia's Eatery and enjoy the P.S. Ti Amo. Mixed with Demerara Syrup, cinnamon plum herbal tea and Grappa from local Pittsburgh distillery Kingfly Spirits, this cocktail makes for a perfect night cap. Ordinarily used with espresso for a Cafe Correcto, the pillowy, rich raisin notes of the Grappa mixed with the spicy-sweet aroma of the plum tea are sure to add an unexpected spice to your evening. “You should always end your night feeling loved, and a little Grappa never hurt,” said Heather Perkins, general manager at DiAnoia's Eatery
Strawberry Cobbler Martini
Strawberry Cobbler Martini at STK Steakhouse.
STK Steakhouse has a martini perfect for Valentine’s Day, made with Belvedere vodka fresh muddled strawberries (a known aphrodisiac) and a graham cracker crust rim. STK’s Strawberry Cobbler Martini is sure to delight and help get couples in the V-Day spirit. “We know all too well how important it is to set the right mood. That is why our Strawberry Cobbler Martini is sure to delight your bae this Valentine’s Day – not to mention its loaded with fresh strawberries to really help ignite the fire and passion!” said Jake Sanderson, bartender at STK.
Strawberry Hibiscus Caipirinha
Strawberry Hibiscus Caipirinha at Fogo de Chao.
At Fogo de Chão locations nationwide, inspired by the flavors of Brazil, Fogo’s popular Strawberry Hibiscus Caipirinha is a seasonal take on the national cocktail of Brazil. Featuring Silver Cachaça, house-made hibiscus syrup, muddled strawberries and lime, the Strawberry Hibiscus Caipirinha is sure to ignite some Brazilian inspired passion. “All of our featured cocktails are designed to capture the spirit of Brazil, showcasing seasonal fruits – like strawberries – and ingredients that are popular in Brazil and on-trend in the United States – like hibiscus. Our Strawberry Hibiscus Caipirinha is hand-crafted with Brazilian tradition in mind using the freshest ingredients and cachaça – Brazilian style rum,” said Neri Giachini, head gaucho chef.
Hibiscus Cosmopolitan at Sullivan's Steakhouse
Sullivan’s Steakhouse has a romantic twist on the classic Cosmopolitan with the addition of fresh hibiscus. The Hibiscus Cosmopolitan is made with premium Ketel One Vodka, St. Germain, hibiscus, cranberry and lime juice. “We all know that flowers are the staple gift for Valentine’s Day, so why not mix things up this year by treating that special someone to one of our signature Hibiscus Martinis? This fruity and floral twist makes it a sweet and boozy treat, perfect for Galentine’s Day gatherings or romantic V-day Dinners for two,” said Karl Benko, lead mixologist for Sullivan’s Steakhouse.
I’m Not Prickly
I’m Not Prickly at Bar Hugo in New York City,
At Bar Hugo in New York City, the I’m Not Prickly is a deliciously fruity cocktail crafted specifically for those looking for love this Valentine’s Day. The cocktail is a wink back to warmer times, and summer romances with its tropical flavors and hints of citrus. “What inspired me to create this drink was that I wanted a drink with exotic ingredients like the Prickly Pear paired with the color of a bright red representing love. The result was more of a light pink but I think the color is still perfect for Valentine’s Day,” said Kevin Montano, bar manager and mixologist.
Burning History Cocktail
Burning History Cocktail at Zuma.
Zuma’s Burning History cocktail is the perfect fiery cocktail to ignite all of the love and passion in your life this year. “Made with a complex combination of smoky and citrus, this cocktail is a twist on the Penicillin libation, with honey, yuzu and egg whites that lend sweet, frothy notes while smoke from wood fire seasons the glass, making for a layered sip. Made with Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey (not as smoky as the Penicillin’s Scotch), the cocktail’s smoky flavors come from the Macallan barrel stave being heated with a blowtorch causing the smoke to be trapped in an inverted snifter. This cocktail will be sure to fill your romantic evening with “a hunk, a hunk a burning love,” said James Shearer, global beverage director for Zuma (locations around world including New York, Boston, and Miami).
La Diabla at Cantina Rooftop in New York City.
At Cantina Rooftop in New York City, despite its name, La Diabla (or the female devil), is a sweet and refreshing vodka-based cocktail with guava purée, crème de peach, lemon juice and simple syrup. The drink is shaken with egg white and is finished off with an insignia of La Diabla herself! “This sinfully good drink is perfect for the little devil in all of us,” said Luis Lanz, bartender at Cantina Rooftop.
Cupid's Kiss at Kilkea Castle's pub The Keep and restaurant The Bistro in Ireland.
At Kilkea Castle's pub The Keep and restaurant The Bistro in Ireland, a vodka-based cocktail served on the rocks that blends blood orange liqueur with fresh squeezed orange juice, topped with a splash of Sprite and lemon juice. The cocktail is chopped berries and a sprinkle of white chocolate for garnish. “Kilkea Castle offers the Cupid's Kiss all year round as it is a tasty and refreshing cocktail. The beautiful red is the optimum color for Valentine's, whether it be for a morning brunch or evening apero. It is slightly bubbly, thanks to a dash of lemon juice and Sprite, and goes well with everything from eggs and salads to hors d'oeuvres and sweets,” said Andrew Fairbrother, Kilkea Castle bartender.
Smoked Chocolate Old Fashioned
Smoked Chocolate Old Fashioned at Qespi Bar at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
At Qespi Bar at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, chocolate, a delicious ingredient known to many as aphrodisiac for its ability to stimulate the sense of excitement and well-being thanks to a chemical known as Phenythlimine, is the ideal additive for a cocktail to spice things up this Valentine’s Day. The Smoked Chocolate Old Fashioned features chocolate from the nearby Quillabamban, Bourbon, Vermouth Rosso, vanilla bitters, and citrus bitters. "The cocktail itself takes 10 minutes to prepare and watching the elements expertly come together is an amazing experience that guests love to watch,” said Fredy Poccori, head mixologist at Qespi."This cocktail is an experience for the senses!"
Love Potion For Two
Love Potion For Two at Post 390 in Boston.
At Post 390 in Boston, served in a round vessel and filled to the rim with crushed ice, the hot pink Love Potion cocktail is a drink for two, just in time for Valentine’s Day. It is made with rum, falernum, grilled blood orange, tiki bitters, and garnished with exotic dried fruits, a mint sprig, and two straws for sharing. “The Love Potion is the perfect cocktail for sweethearts to share on Valentine’s Day. It is a perfect mix of flavors that give a sense of escape. The Falernum is a syrup that is popular in the Caribbean and includes flavors like ginger, almond, cloves and citrus. It gives it an Island feel,” said Jason Percival, bar manager of Post 390.
Dream in Roses
Dream in Roses at Winter Rose Garden at Dream Downtown.
At Winter Rose Garden at Dream Downtown, this cocktail is red for passion and completed with a romantic rose, the Dream in Roses cocktail provides lovers with sweet and tangy spritz. Romantics can indulge in complementing flavors such as sweet Pama and a tangy Campari, lemon, and topped off with Prosecco. "Dream in Roses was designed for sweethearts who aren't afraid of enjoying some tart and tang with their bubbles,” said Michael Wark, beverage manager at Dream Downtown.
Fantasy Suite Martini
Fantasy Suite Martini at The Graystone Tavern in Chicago.
At The Graystone Tavern in Chicago, paying homage to the nation’s favorite dating and relationship television series, The Graystone Tavern’s seductive Fantasy Suite Martini pairs the soft vanilla tasting notes of Wheatley Vodka with the sweet flavors of Mozart White Chocolate, strawberry cream, white Crème de Cacao, and strawberry, creating a delicious medley that’s perfect for a romantic, rose-filled date night this Valentine’s Day. “I wanted our guests to enjoy our Bachelor viewing parties by creating a fun and delicious cocktail that represented the iconic Fantasy Suite, which also ties perfectly into a sweet cocktail for couples on Valentine’s Day. Wheatley Vodka is always my first choice, as it has a great flavor profile to build from,” said Sam Stone, beverage director.
Sweetheart Margarita at the AC Hotel in the National Harbor.
At the AC Hotel in the National Harbor, a riff on a classic margarita made with Sauza tequila, Chambord, fresh lime juice, agave, orange juice and garnished with raspberries. "It's the perfect pairing of sweet and sour. The Chambord's exotic raspberry black currant and vanilla flavors are a wonderful compliment to the tequila. It's a great starter cocktail on your romantic date because it's so fresh and light,” said mixologist Michael Enguy.
Rosé Margarita at Central Taco & Tequila in Westmont, New Jersey.
At Central Taco & Tequila in Westmont, New Jersey, this cocktail is made with Espolon Blanco, fresh lime, Marques de Riscal Rosé, garnished with a sprig of rosemary. "What says Valentine's Day more than a pink margarita? We handcrafted our Margarita of the Month to get that romantic color without sacrificing taste by mixing our house tequila (Espolon), with fresh-squeezed lime juice and a Spanish rosé wine that is bursting with notes of strawberry and raspberry without giving you over-the-top sweetness. And finally, it's not topped with roses but instead a fragrant sprig of rosemary,” said Jake Karley, director of purchasing & planning at PJW Restaurant Group.
The French Kiss
The French Kiss at One Door North in San Diego.
At One Door North in San Diego, this refreshingly sweet cocktail is a romantic spin on an old classic. “The French 75 is a classic cocktail but we added a little romance to ours in celebration of Valentine’s Day by sweetening it up a bit with muddled raspberries and topping it with Prosecco rather than the typical champagne,” said James Anderson, general manager at One Door North.
Sling Rosé at Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun.
Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun.
“Thinking of the vivid moments we spend together in perfect harmony,” is how mixologist Christian Guerrero was inspired to create this beautiful cocktail comprised of coriander sprouts, gin, lime juice, sparks of Bulgarian rose, and a hint of champagne, available at CAVO BAR at Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun.
Biles Fizz at Hotel Barrière Le Majestic in Cannes, France.
Hotel Barrière Le Majestic
At Hotel Barrière Le Majestic in Cannes, France, this vibrant pink drink gets its gorgeous color from a surprising ingredient—beetroot! Infused with beetroot water, London dry gin with notes of pepper and juniper are softened and spirits of Campari and Cachaça, adding sweetness and even richer color. With a pink sugar rim, no cocktail could taste (or look) better on Valentine’s Day! Head bartender, Emanuele Balestra said: “I find [beetroot] to be very attractive for its bright, festive color and even more for its distinctive flavor…it added just the right hint of sweetness and originality.”
By the Fire
By the Fire at Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar in Chicago.
Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar
At Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar in Chicago, a complex, well-balanced blend of New Grove dark rum, herbaceous Vecchio Amaro Del Capo and nutty Oloroso sherry, rounded out with Brovo Jammy Sweet Vermouth. "Valentine’s Day is all about romance and nothing embodies that more than the nuanced feeling conveyed with By the Fire comfort, joy and sensuality. The richness, spice and elegance of this cocktail really shine and will surely ignite a flurry of sparks for whomever enjoys it,” said owner and sommelier Lindsey Anderson.
Love Potion #7
Love Potion #7 at Bobby’s Garage Bar at Bobby Hotel in Nashville.
At Bobby’s Garage Bar at Bobby Hotel in Nashville, Love potion #7 is part of a special menu for Bobby’s Garage Bar Valentine’s Day pop-up, Bleeding Hearts. The cocktail consists of turmeric honey, blended with beet juice and Botanist gin. Citrus and celery bitters are added to round out this sweet and earthy cocktail.
This Bubbly Negroni Is the Only Valentine’s Day Cocktail You Should Care About
The Negroni Sbagliato is the most romantic cocktail you can make. Evidence: It is red, the color of love! It involves sparkling wine! It’s from Italy! (Have you seen Call Me by Your Name?) It’s a little sweet and a little bitter—like romance! And saying it out loud forces your tongue to do acrobatics, like making out.
It's also what you’re making for someone on Valentine’s Day, if you have a person youɽ like to make a cocktail for.
You probably know what a Negroni is by this point, as they’ve been unavoidable for most of this decade, but just in case, it’s a cocktail made with equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, an Italian aperitif. It’s a hell of a drink, by which I mean it’s intense and boozy. It's perfect in the right situation but can otherwise feel heavy-handed. A bit of a bully. (Particularly if it's not stirred long enough.)
You're probably not as familiar with the sbagliato part (unless you're Italian, or really into bitter sparkling cocktails). Depending on whom you ask, it means broken, mistaken, or wrong, which is funny if you, like me, believe that this bubbly thing is actually an improvement on the classic Negroni. Swap the gin for some prosecco, and you’re left with a cocktail that is lighter in body and flavor, plus you can drink more than one of them without taking a nap. (Helpful for romance.) It also happens to bring maximum sophistication at a relatively low price point.
Here’s how to make one to impress whoever you need to impress:
You’ll need Campari. This part is easy: Campari is just Campari. There aren’t different brands. It’s a little bit of an acquired taste, so if you’ve never had it before, grab a small bottle. (And if, like me, you love the stuff, grab a big one.)
You’ll need sweet vermouth. There are a lot of options here Carpano Antica is a standard, not-too-expensive choice, but if you want to check out some less-conventional options, head to your local wine shop and ask a friendly salesperson for some fortified-wine-related advice. Remember that vermouth needs to be refrigerated once opened.
And you’ll need prosecco. Or, really, any sparkling wine, so long as it’s dry. You don’t need something fancy the Campari and vermouth are going to overshadow most of what you’d get from a fine sparkling wine, so you can cheap out a little here. Maybe don't buy Andre, but don’t break the bank. Put it in the fridge to chill.
I like my Negroni Sbagliatos on the rocks—you can drink them out of a rocks glass (always a win), and the ice makes it last a bit longer—but some people drink them served up (chilled and without ice) in a champagne flute or coupe. It's your call.
Take an Old Fashioned glass or whatever short, wide glass you've got and fill it with ice. Add a shot of Campari and a shot of sweet vermouth stir for 15 or 20 seconds, till everything is cold. Top with prosecco and add an orange slice.
Valentine’s Day Mocktails
We loved the mocktails that we made before New Year’s Eve so much that we’ve come up with a few new mocktails in honor of Valentine’s Day! If you’re spending the night in tomorrow, these are perfect to whip up and drink at a fancy living room picnic.
Blood Orange Rosemary Spritzer
4 tbsp sparkling mineral water
2 tbsp orange dry soda (we used Polar brand)
2 tbsp fresh blood orange juice
2 tsp rosemary syrup
To make the rosemary syrup, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 3 sprigs of rosemary in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, or until sugar is completely dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let infuse for 10 minutes. Strain out rosemary and transfer liquid into a jar and let it cool completely.
Combine orange soda, blood orange juice, and rosemary syrup in a glass and then fill glass 1/2-3/4 full of ice. Top off with the sparkling mineral water. Garnish with a spring of rosemary or blood orange wedge. This one is our absolute favorite!
Grapefruit & Pomegranate Soda
3 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice
3 tbsp sparkling mineral water
1.5 tbsp pomegranate juice (or 4 tbsp muddled pomegranate seeds)
1 tbsp orange dry soda
a few dashes of bitters (we used Fee Brothers because it’s local and nonalcoholic)
Combine grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, orange dry and bitters in a glass. Add some ice and then add the sparkling mineral water. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a grapefruit wedge.
Pomegranate Raspberry Cooler
4 tbsp pomegranate juice
Sparkling Apple Cider
Pour pomegranate juice into a glass. Add 4-6 small scoops of raspberry sherbet and 2 tbsp of pomegranate seeds – alternating between the two as you scoop them in. Top it off with sparkling apple cider. This one is sweet and delicious – a perfect option for little ones.
Try them out and let us know which one is your favorite!
I’m trying to decide between the Blood Orange Rosemary Spritzer and the Kiwi Lime Mojito. I could drink them both all day!
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10 Delicious Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes:
1. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Wine Smoothie
Packed with only 3 ingredients, this cocktail looks delicious and oh so easy to make!
2. Sparkling Tequila Cocktail
If you love tequila then this is the cocktail for you! Mixed with rosé gives it that pink sparkling punch.
3. Raspberry Rose Cocktail
I LOVE this combination of roses and raspberries! The gin is the secret ingredient in this yummy drink.
4. Love Potion #9 Martini
Talk about show-stopping! Crank up the notch with this steamy cocktail with a mix of strawberries and pomegranate juice. Yum!
5. Raspberry Moscato Cocktail
Featuring heart-shaped ice cubes, this Moscato cocktail looks delicious garnished with a strand of fresh raspberries.
6. Sugared Cranberry Ginger Mimosas
I adore mimosas and this one with these sugar cranberries looks amazing! Again this one is only 3 ingredients so it is super easy to make.
7. Strawberries & Champagne Margarita
My friend Courtney is amazing at cooking up yummy drink and food combinations and I would gladly pop over to her house for one of these! I love a good margarita and have never thought of mixing this timeless drink recipe with champagne.
8. Watermelon Lemonade Martini
I don’t know what got me first . . . the frosty pink looking drink or the delicious-looking lime on the edge! This martini looks unbelievable!
9. Strawberry Champagne Floats
I am a champagne girl and love rootbeer floats so yep this one is getting bookmarked to make soon!
10. Pink Strawberry Sangria
I think I was late to the party on making sangria but I started making them for get-togethers with friends about 5 years ago. I love this pink one though and it is perfect for a girl’s night in too!
So what are your plans this year for Valentine’s Day? Any of these yummy drinks catch your eye?
Set the mood this Valentine's Day with one (or a couple) of these sip-worthy cocktails inspired by the most romantic day of the year. From sinful concoctions to blissfully bubbly sips, we rounded up the best drinks you can make in honor of the Feb. 14 holiday. Whether you're having a singles soirée with the girls or you're planning an intimate evening with your significant other, these cocktails are fit for any occasion. With a variety of sweet, fruity, and strong drinks, you'll be lusting after these all night long. Keep reading to see the full list of lovely libations now.
— Additional reporting by Tara Block, Nicole Perry, and Lisette Mejia
3 Cynar Cocktails to Make the Bitter Sweet
If you know your way around an Aperol Spritz, are acquainted with Campari and could sip Negronis all day (well, as much as propriety allows), perhaps it’s time to meet the next-level amaro: Cynar. (Pronounced chee-NAR, not SY-nar). Another classic Italian liqueur, it’s made with a number of botanicals, chief among them the artichoke, whose image graces its bright red label. There’s nothing particularly artichoke-y about the flavor, although its woodsy, earthy characteristics might remind you of one.
Like all amari, (Italian herbal liqueurs) Cynar is a balance of sweet and bitter, although this guy is further toward the bitter end than most. Swap it for Campari in a Negroni, sip it simply from a tiny glass at the end of a meal or try it in one of these three simple cocktails𠅊ll guaranteed to sweeten you toward the particular taste of bitter.
Easy: Cynar and Soda
A good aperitif is lively, bitter and refreshing Cynar with soda ticks all of those boxes perfectly. It’s vibrantly flavored but quite low in alcohol, so two before dinner won’t derail your evening. We like it with a lemon wedge garnish squeezed in there.
Instructions: In a tall glass with ice, combine 1½ ounces of Cynar with 4 ounces of soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Intermediate: La Alcachofa
Good tequila—probably not the kind you shot in college—often has grassy or vegetal flavors to it, which are echoed perfectly in Cynar. This stirred Manhattan-like cocktail, made with just two ingredients, is as easy as it is sophisticated. Stir well and sip slowly.
Instructions: In a mixing glass with ice, combine 1 ounce of Cynar and 2 ounces of reposado tequila (we’re using Roca Patrón Reposado). Stir them together until very well chilled, at least 30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon peel, twisting it over the surface of the drink first to release its citrus oils.
Advanced: Presbyterian’s Revenge
One of our favorite cocktails ever, this one-two punch of Scotch and Cynar gets lightened up with lemon and a big twist of grapefruit. It’s an incredibly complex drink, given how simple it really is: just four ingredients shaken together.
Instructions: In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine 2 ounces of blended Scotch (we used Cutty Sark Prohibition), ¾ ounce of Cynar, ¼ ounce of lemon juice and ¼ ounce of simple syrup (equal parts of hot water and sugar, dissolved). Dash in orange bitters if you have them. Shake that hard, then strain it into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Top with ½ ounce of club soda and garnish with a big twist of grapefruit, squeezing it over the top of the drink to spritz its oils over the surface.
This is love at first sip! This is a perfect cocktail no matter how you are spending your Valentine’s Day. Mix Malibu Rum, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice for a sweet and tasty treat.
Let us know which Valentine’s Day Drinks you will be trying with your love. Comment below!
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