Valentines Day CocktailsCelebrate Valentine's Day in style this year —whip up a sexy cocktail or two for your beau and you. Need some inspiration? Here are five sexy and sweet 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 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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