32 Simple Valentine Day Cocktails for a Romantic Night

32 Simple Valentine Day Cocktails for a Romantic Night

Planning on spending Valentine’s Day cuddled up at home? It doesn’t matter if you’re single or attached. Here are some gorgeous yet easy-to-make Valentines Day cocktails to make bring love to your life and your home.

Here are 32 easy-to-make romantic Valentines Day cocktails –

1. Love Potion Vodka Cocktail

 

 

Add 2 ounces 100% cranberry juice,1 ounce vodka,1/2 ounce grenadine, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a glass. To make your drink really shimmer, stir in 1/4 teaspoon edible pearl dust before garnishing with berries.
Recipe from Sugarandsoul.co

2. Rose Margarita

Sprinkle pink Himalayan salt on small plate. Wet the rims of 4 cocktail glasses and dip into the salt to coat.

Combine ice, 10 tbsp tequila, 6 tbsp Cointreau, 8 tbsp fresh lemonade, 3 tbsp lavender syrup, and 1 tsp rose water in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour into cocktail glasses. Sprinkle edible rose petals on top as a garnish and for added floral taste.

Adapted from The Diary Of A Debutante.

3. Blackberry Summer Gin

Place 3 oz of blackberries,3 oz of sugar and3 oz of water in a saucepan. Boil and crush the fruit with a whisk. One mixture has cooled, strain into a tall glass. Add 2 measures of gin, 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice and top up with ice and tonic water. Add 1-2 tbsp blackberry simple syrup only at the end – it will settle to the bottom of your glass, turning the rest of the drink a gorgeous pink in the process.
Recipe from SuperGoldenBakes.

4. The Love Bite

This layered shooter is great for impressing your date with. Practice making this drink two to three times before Valentines, and wow her by preparing it in front of her in an intimate setting like your home. Layer 1 ounce cherry liqueur with 1 ounce orange liqueur. Finally, top off with 1 ounce cream.

Recipe from MixThatDrink.

5. Old-Fashioned Cherry Smash

Put 10-12 pitted cherries, 4 oz. bourbon, 1.5 oz. Cherry Brandy, 1/2 oz simple syrup ice to a shaker. Shake well until container is cold. Fill 2 glasses with ice and pour shaken cocktail into the glasses. Top up the rest of the glasses with club soda.

Recipe from CreativeCulinary.com

6. Strawberry Love Martini

Wet the rims of your cocktails glasses and dip them in sugar to rim them. Mix 1/2 shot Malibu rum, 1/2 shot Peach schnapps and 3 shots cranberry juice in a shaker. Shake and serve over ice. To make things extra romantic, cut a V-shape into the top of a strawberry half to make heart shapes and use as garnish.

Adapted from Picture The Recipe.

7. Singapore Sling

Ah, the Singapore Sling. The distinctly non-Asian cocktail that has immortalised the name of this small tropical country. To a collins glass, add 4-5 pieces of ice, 1 ounce gin (we recommend Bombay Sapphire), 2 ounces sweet and sour, 1.2 ounce grenadine, 1/2 ounce cherry brandy. Stir well and top off with a generous splash of club soda. Garnish with a cherry, orange slice, raspberry or lime.

Recipe from RecipesWorthRepeating.

8. Pink Lady

This simple drink for the classy lady uses 2 ounces gin, 1/2 ounce heavy cream and 1 teaspoon grenadine. Shake and serve chilled with a bright red maraschino cherry.

Recipe from ABubblyLife.

9. Dirty Martini

This recipe used gin for the original iteration of this classic sip. Combine 2.5 ounces London dry gin gin, 1/2 ounce dry vermouth, and 1/2 ounce olive juice in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for at least 30 seconds. Strain into chilled martini glasses and garnish with a plain olive. For when you’re planning to get (ahem) down and dirty.

Recipe from Holly & Flora

10. Strawberry Gin and Tonic

Make this gorgeous red and orange-hued drink with 4 to 6 strawberries (cut in half), 1 lime (cut into wedges), 3 tbsp gin, ice and tonic water. Split the strawberries between the two glasses, squeeze lime juice into the glasses, add gin and stir. Top up with tonic water for a sweet and zesty drink

Recipe from The Little Kitchen.

11. Raspberry Champagne Float

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If milkshakes are just ice cream and milk, this champagne float is simply raspberry sorbet and champagne. Chill champagne in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before you start. Place two small scoops of sorbet in each glass. Top off with champagne and arnish with raspberries or blackberries before serving.

Recipe from WellNesting.

12. Spiked Cherry Lemonade

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Combine 4-5 oz of lemonade (store bought or homemade) with 1 teaspoon of simple syrup and 2 oz of vodka. Serve over ice and add a splash of grenadine for colour If your S/O has a sweet tooth, you can even garnish it with her favoeite candied lemon slices and alcoholic gummies.

Recipe from Paper & Stitch.

13. Moscato Strawberry Lemonade

This cute slushy looks like something a child might sip at the beach. Don’t worry, it’s not. Mix 4 oz strawberry-infused vodka, 4 oz simple syrup, 4 oz Pink Lemonade, 4 oz sparkling wine and ice in a shaker. Shake for 30 seconds and serve with fresh strawberries and mint leaves.

Adapted from MissInTheKitchen.

14. Cranberry Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan is the classic sophisticated woman’s drink. To a shaker filled with ice, add 2 ounce Ketel Citron, ½ ounce lemon juice, ½ ounce agave, a splash of pomegranate, and 2 ounces rosé. Shake and pour into a glass.

Adapted from MightMrs.

15. Blackberry Bramble cocktail

 

Place 2 oz. gin, 1 oz. lemon juice, and3/4 oz Rosemary Thyme Syrup, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds until the shaker is cold. Place 4-8 blackberries at the bottom of a glass and smash with a spoon. Strain the cocktail over the blackberries and garnish.
Recipe from ACommunalTable.

16. Blood Orange Paloma

Fill a glass halfway with ice and add 1 or 2 blood orange slices. Add 3 oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice,1.5 oz tequila, and 2 tsp lime juice and stir to mix. Top off glass with club soda for a delicious and vibrant-red drink.

Taken from Teak and Thyme.

17. The Scarlett O’Hara

This Southern classic uses Southern Comfort liqueur, 1 lime wedge and 4-6 oz. cranberry juice. Pour the Southern Comfort into a cocktail glass and squeeze in lime juice. Fill with crushed ice and top up with the cranberry juice.

Adapted from Lana’s Cooking.

18. Pink Lychee Grapefruit martini

For something a bit more Asian, this citrusy lychee martini is sure to make your evening sweeter. Start with fresh lychees or a lychee puree. If you’re using fresh lychees, peel, deseed and smash the lychees with a spoon to get 1.5 oz puree. Using a blender, juice your grapefruit. Strain all. Shake the juices with 1 oz Grapefruit juice, 1 oz vodka, and 1 dash Angostura Bitters for a few seconds. Pour and top off with a splash of champagne.

Adaoted from Cali-zona.

19. Aviation cocktail

Shake 2 oz gin, 1/4 oz maraschino liqueur, 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice and 1/4 oz crème de violette liqueur with a cup of in a shaker until cold. Add a cherry for garnish.

Adapted from Ifoodblogger.com.

20. The Pheonix

This cocktail created in its namesake Phoenix, Arizona will remind you of hot, sunny days at the beach (though Arizona has no beaches). Add 2 oz Aviation Gin, 1.5 oz Freshly Pressed Grapefruit Juice, 1/2 Dolin Dry Vermouth, 1/2 oz warm water, 1/2 oz honey to a shaker and shake for 8 seconds with large cubes.  Double strain into a martini glass. Serve with an orange slice for a tropical vibe.

Adapted from Cali-zona.

21.Strawberry Tequila Sunrise

Mix 1 oz strawberry puree (you can make it yourself my smushing some soft strawberries), 3 oz orange juice and 1.5 oz tequila and pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Stir before serving.

Adapted from allbluerecipe.blogspot.com.

22. Lady In Red

Shake 1.5 ounce bourbon, 1 ounce pomegranate juice, 1/2 ounce lemon juice and 2 oz ginger beer (chilled) vigorously for a 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe or champagne flute and garnish with a twist of lemon.

Recipe from CreativeCulinary.

23. Peach Smash

Make peach puree out of half a fresh peach. Split the puree over two glasses. Shake 2 oz bourbon and 1.5 oz honey with ice and dump into serving glasses over the puree.

Adapted from Cali-zona.

24. Young Lust

In a shaker filled with ice, add 1½ oz Skyy Vodka, 1 oz Pamma Pomegranate Liqueur, 3/4 oz lime juice, and ½ oz agave. Shake til chilled and serve with a lime wedge.

Recipe from The Electric Room at Dream Downtown.

25. Apple Cider Margarita

Mix 16 ounces apple cider, 8 ounces tequila, 6 ounces apple brandy or cider, 4 ounces fresh lime juice and 6- 12 ounces cup club soda in a shaker. Serve over ice. For those who prefer a weaker cocktail, increase the amount of club soda to water it down.

Adapted from DirtyLaundryKitchen.

26. Plum Sparkler

Fancy a gold drink with lots of bubbles? This fizzy cocktail is the perfect option for any celebratory night. Mix 2 ounces plum brandy, 1-ounce lillet, ½ ounce orange liquor, 2 ounces sparkling wine and 2 ounces sparkling water in a glass. Garnish with a wedge of orange for an additional gold colour

Adapted from DirtyLaundryKitchen.

27. Sparkling Raspberry Lemon Mimosa

Pour about 2 ounces of champagne into a champagne flute and fill the rest of the flute with about 1 ounce of raspberry lemonade into the flute. Top with fresh sugared raspberries and sprinkle with fine sugar.

Adapted from Aberdeen’sKitchen.

28. June Blush Cocktail

Does anything say romance as well as rose petals? TO the bottom of a glass, add 2 ounces of a floral gin, 1-ounce ginger liquor, ½ ounce rose water, ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1-½ cups crushed ice. Place edible flower petals and lemon zest for a pop of colour.

Adapted from Fruetcake.com.

29. Grilled Pluot Cocktail

One can use this basic recipe and substitute it with any seasonal fruit you can find, like peaches or plums. Place two grilled pluots at the bottom of a mixing glass. Add the 1 oz honey syrup and muddle. Add the 1/4 oz lemon juice, 1/4 oz aged balsamic, 2 oz Straight Vodka, and shake for 10 seconds. Double strain over new ice into a highball glass and top with sparkling water.

Adapted from HonestlyYum.com.

30. Lemongrass, Coconut and Blackberry Cocktail

Add 2 oz rum, 1/2 oz coconut cream, 1/2 oz orange curaçao, 1 oz lime, and 1 oz lemongrass syrup into a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a tall glass over crushed ice. Top with blackberry syrup, and garnish with mint, lemongrass, limes, and berries.

Adapted from HonestlyYum.com.

31. French Pear Martini

This crisp silverish cocktail uses 1.5 oz. St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, 1.5 oz. Pear Vodka and chilled champagne. Shake wet ingredients using a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice until chilled. Garnish with sliced pears. To prevent the pears from discolouring, squeeze some lemon juice onto the slices before serving. You can also rim the glass with granulated sugar for a frosty look.

Adapted from Fruetcake.com.

32. Raspberry Lemon Drop Cocktail

Shake 2 ounces vodka, 1 ounce raspberry liqueur and 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice to get this beautiful red Valentines Day Cocktails. Strain into stem glasses and serve immediately.

Adapted from Aberdeen’sKitchen.

Written by

Abigail Ang