Flowers and chocolates get all the attention during the holiday of love. But do you know what deserves more time in the spotlight? The Valentine’s Day cocktails! No matter your poison, there’s something on this list for you.
1. Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa
Mimosas and strawberry shortcake will put a smile on anyone’s face. This Valentine’s Day, combine the two in this beautiful white cocktail topped with whipped cream and crushed vanilla wafers. You’ll also need a little champagne and some vanilla vodka. This drink only takes 10 minutes to make!
2. The Merchant’s Wife
The Merchant’s Wife is a cocktail that combines watermelon, simple syrup, and club soda. This drink is chilled with a slushy consistency, and the watermelon slices are the perfect garnish. This is a recipe you’ll want to keep on hand for the summer months!
If you want to make this drink from scratch, you can whip up your own simple syrup with just water and sugar.
3. The Creamy Chocolate Raspberry
Forget the chocolate-covered strawberries this Valentine’s Day, and opt for raspberries instead. You’ll only need four ingredients and five minutes to make this creamy chocolate raspberry cocktail. A little Chambord and chocolate liqueur give this drink its signature taste. You can make this Valentine’s cocktail a special treat by rimming your loved one’s glass with pink sugar.
4. Love Potion
This is the perfect Valentine’s Day drink, and you’ll only need five minutes and a little raspberry vodka to make it. This pink cocktail is served in a martini glass and topped with a fresh raspberry. Invite your friends or partner over and serve them up some of your love potion!
5. The Naked Lady
Get your mind out of the gutter! This drink is called what it is because it only needs a few ingredients in order to be amazing. Just add vermouth, rum, brandy, and some lime juice, and this red cocktail will be splashing around in your martini glass. Top with a lemon wheel, and you’re good to go.
6. Rhubarb Rosemary Margarita
Unlike traditional Valentine’s Day cocktails that are rimmed with pink sugar or crushed candies, this cocktail calls for lime juice and hibiscus salt. What makes this cocktail stand out even more is that it includes rhubarb, rosemary syrup, and a rosemary sprig for garnish. A little tequila and lime juice also contribute to this cocktail’s unique flavor.
7. The Blush Lily
You’ll need vodka, cranberry juice, and fresh lime juice to make this cocktail. The Blush Lily can be served in a taller glass, giving you and your partner (or friends) more to enjoy! You’ll need to fill the cocktail shaker with crushed ice to turn this beverage into a cooler one guaranteed to provide smoother sipping.
8. Floating On Cloud Nine
We’re on cloud nine with this cocktail. Ice, whipped vodka, and strawberry liqueur are all you’ll need to make this delicious concoction. You can also garnish with some crushed strawberry candies.
9. Kiss On The Lips
Before you lock lips with your partner this Valentine’s Day, indulge in a cool drink made with peach schnapps, crushed ice, and frozen mango mix. Using mango chunks instead of mango mix will provide a fruitier, fresher flavor. Top everything off with a cherry and a pineapple slice.
Valentine’s Day is a great time to experiment with drinks. That said, you can’t go wrong with traditional beverages such as the Negroni. With only three ingredients — gin, Campari, and vermouth rosso — and a cocktail glass, you’ll be able to make your loved one this tasty classic cocktail. A twist of orange peel makes a great garnish.
11. Cupid’s Pink Arrow
It’s Valentine’s Day, and that means Cupid is bound to make an appearance. Cupid’s Pink Arrow is a cocktail containing vodka, blood orange liqueur, and some lemon juice, among other things. Lemon wedges and raspberries float on top, giving the drink a classic fruity twist. This delightful pink cocktail only takes five minutes to prepare.
12. Pink Flirtini
This oh-so-delicious drink calls for raspberry vodka, cranberry juice, and liqueur. Add some fresh raspberries and garnish with a sprig of mint. Go ahead, get your flirt on!
13. Blushing Geisha
Served in an old-fashioned glass and adorned with flowers, the Blushing Geisha only takes three minutes to make. Pomegranate juice and liqueur give all the romantic flavors you need for Valentine’s Day. Toss in a lime wedge for garnish, and you’ll have yourself the perfect pink cocktail.