Six flirty Valentine’s Day cocktails (you can make)
Whether Valentine’s Day is your favorite holiday or the one that you hate with a burning passion, I have the perfect recipe (or two) to help you get through the date — I mean day.
Now I know traditionally Valentine’s Day calls for poppin’ the bubbly and pouring a glass of the Rosé, but I have a few cocktail recipes that will impress your guy or all your girls.
With these recipes you’ll be a mixologist in no time.
This classic cocktail’s great for those that enjoy champagne! Say hello to Chambord, a raspberry liqueur. It gives it just the right amount of flavor while still maintaining that bubbly feel we all love.
If you’re like me, having one glass of champagne goes straight to my head and I’m down. However, with the Chambord I can definitely have a few more without the headache.
- Flute glass of Champagne
- ¼ oz. Chambord
- Raspberries (for garnish)
- Full to top with choice of champagne (get a dry champagne since the Chambord is sweet)
- Garnish with raspberries
This is a twist on a classic French 75 cocktail.
It calls for lemon juice, simple syrup and gin or cognac, but we are substituting gin/cognac for Rosé, everyone’s favorite new pink wine.
- Flute glass of Rosé
- ½ oz. lemon juice
- ½ oz. simple syrup
- Full to the top with your choice of Rosé
- Add a rose petal for that extra little touch
Strawberry Bourbon Punch:
This drink will make you want to sit on a boat and have it be equivalent to bottomless mimosas, trust me.
It’s seriously delicious and, not to mention, super festive.
- 2 oz. Jim Bean bourdon
- 1 oz. strawberry juice
- 2 ½ oz. lemonade
- 2 mint leaves
- Build cocktail in shakers, add ice, and shake it up for 15 seconds
- Strain over fresh ice in wine glass
- Add fresh mint and strawberries for garnish and taste
This classic dessert cocktail was named after the term for the fluttering of eyelashes against the cheeks, lips or nose of one’s true love. Aka so festive for V day.
This drink is for my ladies who love themselves a great rum drink. Imagine you’re with your love sipping this baby in Havana (ooo-na-na).
- ¾ oz. Honey Syrup
- ¾ oz. Half and Half
- 2 oz. Rum
- Build cocktail in shaker, NO ice, and shake it up
- Shaking it this way is called a whip — some fun bar knowledge
- Strain in a coupe glass and add a dash of fresh cinnamon
I know not every girl enjoys wine and champagne, which is why this drink is dedicated to my women who love them some whiskey.
Chris Stapleton says, “you’re as smooth, as Tennessee whiskey,” and I think he would agree this drink is exactly that.
- 2 oz. Jack Daniels whiskey
- ½ oz. Grenadine
- 7UP (to top off)
- Cherry (for garnish)
- Add ice to a mason jar
- Build cocktail in jar
- Top off with cherry
Strawberry Chocolate Martini:
Alright, so I saved the best for last!
Think of this martini as the adult version of a strawberry chocolate milkshake you would drink as a kid!
Master this drink and I promise you your boyfriend or girlfriends won’t be wanting to leaving your house — at least not sober.
- 2oz. Chocolate Godiva Liqueur
- 1 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Half and Half
- ½ oz. Ssyruptrawberry juice
- Chocolate syrup (for garnish)
- Strawberries (for garnish)
- Build cocktail in shaker, add ice and shake it up
- Drizzle chocolate syrup in martini glass
- Strain shaken drink into glass
- Garnish with a strawberry
Even if you’re not meeting up with your boo or your gals, you owe it to yourself to whip up one of these bad boys and treat yo’self for Valentine’s Day!
I know I’ll be having one of these — if not all of them.