Impress your significant other or surprise your friends with these Valentine’s cocktails.
For me, thematic food and drink are the best part of any holiday! Fresh fruit, chocolate, and other sweet treats characterize Valentine’s Day fare.
Plenty of these drink recommendations contain these elements, while others use ingredients that may surprise you!
Choose a simple recipe if you’re in a pinch, or take the extra time to create elaborate garnishes. These Valentine’s cocktails meet your needs.
Whether you’re serving them at a party or sharing them during
a romantic dinner with your partner, there are options to set the mood with these festive drinks!
A classic example of a dessert martini, this cocktail modifies the traditional recipe for a slightly less boozy option.
Typically, a Chocolate Martini
calls for vanilla vodka in addition to chocolate liqueur and Irish cream.
This recipe boosts vanilla flavor with an extract instead, leaving more room for cream and giving the drink a more decadent texture.
If you want to make themed drinks fast, I highly recommend the Lovebug Cocktail.
Preparing them takes only a few minutes! These cocktails balance sweet citrus soda with tart white cranberry juice. Grenadine creates a pleasant pinkish-red color in the cocktail.
Add your favorite vodka, and this cocktail is ready to enjoy.
While Cupid’s Cocktail requires a few extra hours for prep, the process is easy and results in cute ice cubes.
The heart-shaped cubes aren’t just aesthetic. I love these cubes because they’re made with a vodka-water mixture and won’t water down your drink.
Pomegranate seeds and champagne tie the cocktail together, creating a celebratory bubbly cocktail.
The vibrant red color of these drinks makes them a favorite for Valentine’s Day.
A Love Potion Cocktail pairs
raspberry vodka with cranberry and sweetened lime juice. Grenadine adds color and more contrasting sweetness.
One of my favorite aspects of this cocktail is it can be made ahead of time in batches, leaving more time for relaxing!
classic drinks, the Strawberries and Champagne cocktail provides the best aspects of both beverages.
Champagne takes the place of the sweetener in the recipe, so you can control how sweet the cocktail becomes through
your choice of bubbly.
There’s also a pink sugared rim, which along with strawberries, makes this margarita look special.
One of my favorite options in terms of visual appeal, the Bloody Valentine Cocktail strikes a dramatic aesthetic with a blood orange slice as garnish.
Juice from the fruit also gives the cocktail its color and creates an intriguing citrusy base.
Vodka and elderflower liqueur strengthen the drink, while lemon juice adds a tart brightness.
The berry-garnished Raspberry Kiss Cocktails pairs flavored lemonade with vodka.
If you want to go all out, you can make the lemonade yourself, but if you’re pressed for time, I suggest using a premade raspberry lemonade.
Simple syrup adds sweetness to the tart flavors in this cocktail, creating a nice balance.
If you’re looking for a Valentine’s cocktail that’s as spicy as it is sweet, I recommend this option!
The heat from cinnamon candies flavors the drink, which also has added sweetness from added sugar. These components are combined in a simple syrup and mixed with vodka and club soda.
Pour the Cinnamon Hearts Cocktail over ice, and it’s ready to serve.
One of the most famous Valentine’s cocktails, Love Potion #9, takes its name from the classic song from The Clovers.
This variation uses gin and robust pomegranate juice with a burst of citrus from lemon juice.
My favorite part of this cocktail is the floating foam at the top. You can decorate with rose petals for a touch of romance.
my favorite dessert cocktails, the Red Velvet Cocktail, takes inspiration from the classic cake of the same name.
You can even incorporate the cake with crumbles on the rim held in place by cream cheese frosting!
The cocktail contains white chocolate liqueur and vodka combined with milk for a creamy texture.
Turn a simple bottle of champagne into one of the easiest-to-make Valentine’s cocktails.
Start with Raspberry Chambord, adjusting the amount to your preference. Top with Prosecco or champagne of your choice, but a sparkling dry wine works best.
I love how quickly this cocktail comes together and how easily it can be changed to suit personal tastes!
A Raspberry and Chocolate Valentine Cocktail combines creamy and fruity elements with one of my favorite ingredients, chocolate.
The tart and sweet raspberry flavor comes from a simple syrup made with fresh berries and flavored liqueur. Half and half provides the creamy element.
Vodka and a white chocolate liqueur make this drink as tasty as it is strong!
This Valentine’s cocktail provides an excellent option if you prefer things less sweet.
This four-ingredient recipe is another favorite of mine because of how quickly it comes together.
A tart and citrusy blend of pomegranate and lime juices paired with vodka and Grand Marnier make the Vodka Pomegranate Martini an intriguing choice!
A Love Struck Cocktail combines three spirits in this fruity cocktail.
Vodka, passion fruit liqueur, and Prosecco all contribute to the booziness of this drink. For me, the alcohol content balances well with tart cranberry and acidic lemon juices.
A small amount of simple syrup brings a subtle sweetness to the cocktail.
If you’re lucky enough to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a tropical locale, I suggest trying these Frosty Strawberry Mimosas to cool off!
The drink combines blended frozen strawberries with sparkling wine, creating a slushie consistency.
These cocktails are quite refreshing, with a touch of sweetness from added sugar.
Transform your favorite rosé champagne into Valentine’s cocktails with this simple recipe.
Add half a sugar cube to the bottom of the glass and top with
a few dashes of bitters. Top with champagne, and your Rosé Champagne Cocktail is complete!
The sugar and bitters add a complexity you don’t get from champagne alone.
Celebrate the romantic holiday with Pink Lady, a deceptively potent cocktail featuring dry gin and applejack, a centuries-old apple brandy liquor experiencing a resurgence in popularity.
The sweetness from grenadine and the apple-flavored spirit plays well with the brightness of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
This cocktail is topped with a light layer of foam.
Valentine’s cocktails tend to be on the sweet side, but this recipe mindfully calls for Splenda instead of sugar.
Fruity ingredients and Sprite still ensure Cupid’s Pink Arrow has lots of sweet flavors contrasting the vodka in the drink.
My favorite element is the
blood orange liqueur which adds unique citrus notes and a pleasing color to the cocktail.
Vanilla cake is one of my favorite vodka flavors, and I love incorporating it into cocktails.
The Kiss Me Quick Cocktail combines this sweet spirit with tart and sugary raspberry sauce, which gives the drink
its purple-pink color.
Pineapple juice is the final ingredient, bringing refreshing tropical notes to the cocktail.
This cocktail makes two significant changes to the classic Shirley Temple style cocktail.
First, vodka is added to the drink. In addition, this recipe adds ice cream to make it a float!
Of course, the Dirty Shirley Float contains ingredients from the traditional version. So expect bubbly lemon-lime soda and sweet grenadine in this cocktail.
The pleasant lavender color of this cocktail is what makes it so appealing to me.
This unique color comes partly from the blue-colored Empress Gin in the drink. When combined with citrusy elements, like the sparkling grapefruit in this cocktail, the spirit color changes into
a light pink.
Top with a Moscato to add a sweet component to the Antique Rose.
Another example of Valentine’s cocktails with a sugar substitute, the Cranberry Vodka Spritzer, uses honey rather than sugar.
Fresh, tart cranberries also add elements of fruity sweetness. Sparkling water makes this cocktail a spritzer, so expect lots of bubbles in this festive drink.
Garnish the drink with cranberries to finish.
If you’re looking for Valentine’s cocktails that aren’t overly sweet, I recommend trying the Blushing Kiss Martini.
The drink contains gin and elderflower liqueur, which adds lightly sweet floral notes without including a sugary syrup.
This combination is contrasted with tangy grapefruit juice, balancing this complex cocktail.
If you’re like me, you might just put off planning celebrations until the last minute. Luckily, this cocktail comes together fast with only three ingredients, one of which is just a garnish.
Combine your favorite pink lemonade with champagne or sparkling wine. The resulting Heavenly Lemonade is bubbly and sweet.
Add a raspberry garnish and these cocktails are ready!
The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini turns the romantic treat into a decadent cocktail.
Cream gives the drink a velvety texture, while Amoretti Wild Strawberry Martini Mix adds a sweet fruity flavor. Vodka adds booziness to this cocktail, though you can hardly taste the alcohol in this tasty drink.
Finish the martini with a chocolate drizzle.
Sip These Cocktails With Your Valentine
Try any of these Valentine’s themed cocktails and tell us what you think!
Choose your favorite cocktail recipe. Gather the necessary ingredients. Mix up your cocktail. Enjoy!