7 Amazing Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes

7 Amazing Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes
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Whether you're single or taken, Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to treat yourself. It's a day dedicated to love, and what's not to love about relaxing over a cocktail or two? Plus it's so fun to put a festive spin on some of your favorite cocktail options! Try one of these seven delicious mixed drinks, and you're sure to be smitten.

1. Raspberry Chocolate Kiss Cocktail



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A cocktail that includes cookies? Say no more—this heavenly drink is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Your guests will swoon over this decadent blend of raspberries and chocolate.

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup Mint-Infused Simple Syrup, plus more for rim
  • 3 chocolate cookies, finely crushed, such as Nabisco Famous Wafers
  • 10 raspberries
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes


2. Chocolate Cherry Cha-Cha


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This festive drink is the perfect way to enjoy a splash of tropical island flavor in mid-February. Top it off with a decorative umbrella for some added flair.

You will need:

  • 1 ounce cherry liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 1/2 ounce chocolate vodka
  • 1/2 ounce club soda or sparkling water


3. Hanky Panky Cocktail


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The name says it all—this naughty blend is the ideal concoction for you and your sweetheart. With only 3 ingredients, it’s easy to whip up so you can get back to the romance.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Fernet-Branca


4. Valentino's Delight


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A strong and hearty drink, this smooth blend will warm you up on a chilly evening. Bourbon enthusiasts will love this wintry cocktail.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. ruby port, the sweeter the better
  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 1 1/2 oz. heavy cream
  • Ground nutmeg


5. Pink Lady


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This tart concoction is perfect for a Galentine’s celebration with your girl friends. The pretty pink shade just begs to be shared on Instagram.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of gin
  • 1/2 ounce applejack
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, preferably fresh
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/5 ounce (or a couple of dashes) of grenadine


. Rose and Mint Champagne Cocktail


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What could be better than soothing undertones of rose and mint paired with your favorite blend of bubbly? If you’re hosting a Valentine’s brunch, this recipe is an automatic win.

You will need:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, plus more to garnish
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice, or more to taste
  • 1 cup dried rosebuds (available at specialty food shops)
  • 2 bottles champagne brut or dry sparkling wine, chilled


7. Agave Kiss


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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a tequila kick! Treat yourself with this glorious blend of liquor, cream, and white chocolate. Garnish with your favorite red fruit.

You will need:

  • 2 ounces Herradura Tequila Silver
  • 1 ounce white creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce double cream
  • 1/2 ounce Chambord
  • White chocolate flakes for rimming
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish