Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes: Romantic Drink Ideas
Valentine's Day is almost here! How excited are you to celebrate love and romance? What better way to do that than with a delicious and romantic cocktail in hand? Whether you're having a sweet dinner with your other half or having a love-filled party with your friends, these Valentine's Day cocktail recipes are the perfect way to set the mood. From sweet and fruity drinks to classic cocktails with a romantic twist, these drink ideas are sure to impress!
Sparkling Cranberry Sangria
The air might be chilly but love is all we see! You can always count on a Sangria to set the mood. Make this simple, sparkling and slightly sweet glass of love for your significant other.
1 Cup Fresh Cranberries Optional
1 Orange Sliced
3 Cinnamon Sticks
1 750ml Bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon
3 Shots Of Brandy
1 ½ Cups Orange Juice
3-4 Cups Cranberry Juice enough to fill your pitcher the rest of the way
1-2 Cups Club Soda
Place fresh cranberries (if using), sliced orange, and cinnamon sticks in the bottom of a large pitcher.
Pour the wine, orange juice, and cranberry juice over the fruit and cinnamon.
Stir, and allow to chill for at least two hours for best flavor.
Pour sangria into glasses to ¾ full, top with club soda.
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
This drink may be frozen but it will truly melt your lover’s heart right at the first sip. Whip up this sweet treat for your sweetheart and enjoy a night filled with much more sweet nothings.
500g Strawberries, Hulled
Juice 1/2 Lime
1-2 Tbsp Sugar Syrup, Optional
2 Slices Of Limes
1 Strawberry, Halved
2 Cocktail Sticks
Blend the strawberries then push the resulting puree through a sieve to remove some of the seeds. Tip the sieved puree into the blender again and add the ice, rum, 1-2 tbsp sugar syrup depending on how sweet you like your drinks and lime juice. Blend again and divide the mixture between 2 Martini glasses.
Thread the lime slices and strawberry halves onto the cocktail sticks and place onto the edge of the glass, serve immediately.
Valentine's Day Cocktail
Love, passion, and romance – surrounded by red, you’ll surely feel the Valentine’s season. With this ruby-red cocktail, your person will fall in love at first sight with this eye-catching drink.
150ml Cranberry Juice
1 Tsp Grenadine
Handful Of Ice
1 Lime Wedge
Chilled Sparkling Wine, to top up
Mix the cranberry juice, grenadine and vodka together in a jug with a handful of ice. Or, do this in a cocktail shaker. Squeeze over the lime wedge and stir with a mixing spoon, or shake briefly if using a cocktail shaker.
Strain the cocktail into two champagne glasses. Drop two raspberries into each glass, then top up with sparkling wine to serve.
Honey Strawberry Basil Margarita
Do you still feel sunshine and butterflies when you look at your lover? Well, this drink will let them taste that feeling in one refreshing glass. Kilig levels would be through the roof!
1 Pint Of Fresh Strawberries, sliced
1 Cup of Ice
1/2 Juice of Lime
4 Oz of Silver Tequila
2 Oz of Triple Sec
10 Basil Leaves
1.5 Tbsp of Hot Honey, optional
Kosher Salt & Extra Honey for Rim
Fill a blender with ice, strawberries, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and basil leaves. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
Drizzle honey on a glass rim and gently twist in a salt dish.
Not all sweethearts like their drink sweet, and if yours is one of them, then this is the perfect Valentine’s Day drink for them! It’s perfectly tart for their liking.
1 1/2 Oz Citrus Vodka
1 Oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
1/2 Oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 Oz Cranberry Juice
1 Lime Wedge or Twist Optional Garnish
To make this pretty lime twist, use a vegetable peeler to make one long peel of a lime zest. Use scissors to trim off an even, narrow strip and then twist that strip of lime skin around a chopstick. Set aside (or in the freezer) while you prepare the cocktail.
Measure your ingredients into your cocktail shaker or pitcher with ice and shake vigorously for 1 minute.
Strain the cocktail into a martini glass and garnish with your lime wedge or twist.
A sweet yet zingy drink, this drink would be the perfect accompaniment to your romantic dinner on this special day. Its bright and stunning appearance would look great for the ‘gram too!
2 Ounces Vodka
1 Ounce 100% Unsweetened Cranberry Juice
½ Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ Ounce Raspberry Syrup (homemade is best, or use purchased)
Garnish: Fresh Raspberries
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker or pitcher with ice. Shake for 15 seconds until cold.
Strain the drink into a cocktail or martini glass. Garnish with raspberries and serve.
Cherry Lemonade Cocktail
Show your love that is as sweet as cherries with this quick and easy drink! If you’re a beginner with cocktails, you’ll surely impress your other half with how delicious this drink is.
2 Cups Lemonade
3 Tablespoons Cherry Syrup
2 Ounces Vodka
Cherries, for garnish
Place ice in two cups and then evenly divide lemonade, cherry syrup, and vodka between the cups.
Top with maraschino cherries and serve immediately.
Pink Gin & Tonic Cocktail
If you’re throwing an All Singles Valentine’s party for the squad, here’s the perfect drink for you! It’s quick, simple and easy for a big party, so you can enjoy the night without the stress.
2 Ounces Pink Gin
4 Ounces Tonic Water
½ Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
Add your pink gin and lime juice to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour in tonic and stir. Pour cocktail with ice into a glass. You can garnish with lime, herbs and pretty flowers.