What do you look for in Valentine’s Day cocktails? All that really matters is that the person drinking it likes it. But a romantic name or a red, pink or even violet color can add novelty to your cocktail. So can rich, delicious flavors like coffee and chocolate.
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Valentine’s Day Cocktails Recipes
- Romance is a candy ‘tini with Kahlua, Bailey’s, Creme de Cacao and cream. Garnish it with shaved chocolate and pay attention to presentation, and this one gets a big “wow!”
- The Chocolate Cherry Cha Cha uses cherry liqueur and sparkling water with chocolate vodka and coconut rum to reproduce the flavor of a chocolate covered cherry. Plus, it’s a gorgeous bright red.
- The Soft Love is a reddish-pink cordial that tastes like banana and cherry. Perfect before dinner.
- Robin’s Nest may not sound the part, but it sure looks and tastes it. It’s red, and also features the flavors of cranberry juice with creme de cacao.
- The Creamy Chocolate Raspberry tastes just like it sounds, with a red sugar rim to make it festive.
- The Kiss on the Lips is a blended peach, mango and berry cocktail served on Carnival Cruise lines.
- The Lady Killer certainly deserves a place among Valentine’s Day cocktails. Sweet and fruity.
- The Love Bite is a shooter – cherry, orange and cream.
- The Vesper is James Bond’s signature cocktail in Casino Royale, not the famous “shaken, not stirred” vodka martini. It’s named for the woman who broke his heart.
- The Pink Lady is another old classic featuring applejack and egg.
- The Hanky Panky is an old classic with an orange-spice-mint taste that’s hard to pin down, but addictive.
- The Pomegranate Martini is a fine choice for the holiday. It comes out pinkish, like the Cosmopolitan, which is another safe and easy choice that works.
- The English Rose is bright red and rimmed with sugar – ideally, gold sugar.
- It may be blue, but with a name like Sex in the Driveway, this drink just kind of fits the holiday.
- The Boulevardier is a little like a Negroni, featuring Campari, bourbon and vermouth.
- The Phoebe Snow is an old classic that uses Dubonnet, cognac and just a touch of absinthe. Just explaining it sounds frightfully romantic!
- The Tiatip is a gorgeous black and white layered shooter featuring Tia Maria and Bailey’s. Because it’s just two layers, it’s very easy to pour and looks fantastic. Tastes even better.
- The Scarlet O’Hara, on the other hand, has a name that calls to mind romance. And Southern Comfort. Not a bad combination.
- For a very refreshing Valentine cocktail, the Ruby Red features grapefruit juice and grapefruit vodka along with Campari and soda.
- The Betsie Temple is another fun pink-orange drink… with a surprising amount of rum.
- The Monopoly Cocktail is a fascinating blend of blackcurrant, cranberry and strawberry, and makes a cute pun if you serve it to someone who has a “monopoly” on your heart.
- The Felicia Cocktail is red and garnished with a sliver of apple to denote the apple vodka in it, mixed with cranberry juice.
- It’s neither sweet nor pink, but the mythology behind absinthe makes the Green Fairy a fine choice for a valentine.
- Strawberry Sunrise is a beautiful red strawberry-liqueur cocktail, and that makes it sweet enough to replace dessert.
- The Strawberry Blonde has a couple of variations: pick the champagne one for Valentine’s Day.
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!