5 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Get You Drunk in Love
By: Valeria Ramos
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to go the extra mile to treat your significant other or yourself. Whether you’re getting glammed up to spend the day with your friends or wearing something sexy for date night, there’s nothing like mixing up some delicious cocktails to get the party started. Keep reading for easy cocktail recipes for Valentine’s Day that are more exciting than a glass of wine.
Single Ladies’ Sangria
Perfect for girls’ night, this cocktail from Delish combines rosé, seltzer, pomegranate juice, vodka, and raspberry liqueur in a large pitcher. Add strawberries and raspberries, then refrigerate until chilled. Be sure to stir before serving, and enjoy!
1 750 mL bottle rosé
1 1/2 c. seltzer
1/2 c. pomegranate juice
1/2 c. vodka
1/4 c. raspberry liqueur
1 c. sliced strawberries
1 c. raspberries
Add some romance to your brunch on V-Day with this sweet, ruby-red mimosa recipe from Delish. In champagne flutes, fill with 1/4 cup sweetened pomegranate juice and top off with champagne. If you’re feeling extra, garnish with pomegranate seeds for an Insta-worthy drink.
1 c. sweetened pomegranate juice
1 bottle champagne
Pomegranate seeds, for garnish
Love Potion Martinis
Sweet enough to make anyone fall in love, This Berry Pomegranate Martini from The Cookie Rookie is a mix of Chambord (black raspberry liqueur), strawberry vodka, and pomegranate juice.
1 c. pomegranate juice
3 oz. strawberry vodka
3 oz. Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
2 small chunks of dry ice (optional)
2 strawberries cut into hearts for garnish (optional)
Spicy Grapefruit Margarita
Turn up the heat with a CountryLiving-approved cocktail that is equal parts spicy and delicious. Simply fill your glasses with ice, add grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and tequila. Stir to combine and top with Top Chico, grapefruit wedges, and sliced jalapeño.
1/3 c. fresh pink grapefruit juice
3 tbsp. simple syrup1 1/2 oz.
Sparkling Water (or Topo Chico)
Pink grapefruit wedges and sliced jalapeño, for garnish
For a cocktail as classic as your love story, the Classic Old Fashioned calls for simple syrup, water, and bitters. Stir to combine, pour your choice of bourbon over ice, and garnish with an orange peel.
1/2 tsp. sugar
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 tsp. water
2 oz. bourbon
Orange peel for garnish