Valentines Day cocktails

Romantic Valentine's Day cocktails

Celebrate Valentine's Day in style this year —whip up a scrumptious and sweet cocktail or two for you and your beau (or your bestie, your roommate, or just yourself!). Need some inspiration? Here are the five best Valentine's Day cocktails to sip on:

1. Chocolate martini

This cocktail is the perfect post-dinner treat, combining boozy and sweet. This recipe serves two.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces Baileys
  • 4 ounces chocolate liqueur
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Directions:

  • Pour the chocolate syrup onto a plate
  • Dip the rim of two martini glasses into the chocolate syrup to coat rims
  • Drizzle the inside of each glass with chocolate syrup
  • In a large cocktail shaker, combine the Baileys, chocolate liqueur, and vodka
  • Fill with ice and shake for 30 seconds
  • Divide evenly between the two glasses
  • Serve

 

2. Sex on the beach

This classic cocktail is peachy, tart, and citrusy — great for Valentine's Day. This recipe serves one.

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • Orange wedge

Directions:

  • Fill a glass with ice and add vodka, peach schnapps, and orange juice
  • Pour cranberry juice over the mixture
  • Garnish with an orange wedge
  • Serve

3. Champagne margarita

This cocktail is a fun, bubbly twist on a traditional margarita. This recipe serves six.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • Lime wedges
  • Salt

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well
  • Run lime wedges around the rim of each champagne flute
  • Dip the rims in salt
  • Divide the margarita between flutes
  • Garnish with lime wedges

4. Red wine milkshake

Why not combine your two favorite things — wine and ice cream — together? This recipe serves three.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 quarts vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • Whipped cream
  • Maraschino cherries

Directions:

  • In a blender, blend ice cream, red wine, and vodka until smooth
  • Divide between glasses and garnish with whipped cream and cherries

5. Pomegranate mimosas

This cocktail is the right balance of sweet and tart. This recipe serves four.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • Pomegranate seeds

Directions:

  • In champagne flutes, fill with 1/4 cup sweetened pomegranate juice
  • Top off with champagne
  • Garnish with pomegranate seeds
References
  1. "29 of the Sexiest Cocktails to Sip On," Cosmopolitan, January 11, 2019.
  2. "24 Valentine's Day Cocktails That are Better Than a Boring Glass of Wine," Delish, January 15, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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