Romantic Valentine’s Day Cocktails You’ll Love

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20 Perfect Valentine’s Day cocktails to celebrate love on February 14th! These drinks are perfect for a date night at home or a girl’s night in. From pink margaritas to a creamy Sicilian Kiss and how-to make a French75! My favorite Valentine’s Day cocktails will be perfect for a romantic dinner or Galentine’s Day!

Check out my pink cocktail recipes, vodka drinks, the best-mixed drinks, tequila cocktails, and cheap drinks to make at home!

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Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes

Get creative with heart-shaped garnishes and pink sugared rims. Serve any of these cocktails with our Valentine’s Day Cheese and Charcuterie platter for a romantic evening.

Helpful Cocktail Tools

Having these tools will help you create delicious and well-crafted cocktails.

  • Cocktail Shaker: Essential for mixing and chilling cocktails with ice.
  • Jigger: For accurately measuring the ingredients.
  • Bar Spoon: Used for stirring and layering drinks.
  • Strainer: To strain out ice and fruit pulp from the cocktail.
  • Muddler: Useful for muddling fruits and herbs to extract their flavors.
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1. Rose Water Gin Cocktail

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing cocktail with a floral twist, then the Rose Water Gin Cocktail is the perfect choice. Made with homemade rose syrup, gin, and lemon juice, this cocktail has a delicate, rosy flavor perfect for a romantic evening. Add heart-shaped garnishes or pink sugared rims to make the cocktail more festive.

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2. Pretty Pink Cranberry Gin Martini

For a fun and flirty cocktail with a beautiful shade of pink, try the Pretty Pink Cranberry Gin Martini. Made with cranberry juice, gin, fresh lemon juice, and Cointreau, this martini is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Serve it in a gold coupe glass for an extra touch of elegance.

A spritz recipe with lavender.

3. French Spritz

A French Spritz is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a light and refreshing cocktail. This easy spritz recipe, made with elderflower liqueur, sparkling water, and Champagne, is perfect for any occasion.

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4. Hibiscus Gin Sour

For a unique and flavorful cocktail, try the Hibiscus Gin Sour. This beautiful pink drink has gin, hibiscus simple syrup, lemon juice, and egg whites. It’s a tart and tangy cocktail with a delightful floral aroma.

Italian Grapefruit Paloma.

5. Italian Paloma Recipe

The Italian Paloma is a refreshing, zingy tequila-based cocktail perfect for any occasion. Combine tequila, grapefruit, lime, Campari, and soda water in a glass of ice to make it. Stir well and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

Gin and Jam cocktail with a beautiful pink flower.

6. Gin and Jam Cocktail

Try the Gin and Jam Cocktail for a simple and yummy cocktail. This cocktail has only three ingredients and is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Combine gin, lemon juice, and your favorite jam in a shaker filled with ice.

Strawberry froze with copper straws and fresh mint.

7. Easy Strawberry Frosé

The Easy Strawberry Frosé is a refreshing frozen cocktail perfect for hot summer days. This cocktail requires no added sugar and is made with rosé wine and frozen fruit. Blend the ingredients and serve in a glass garnished with fresh strawberries.

A creamy white Sicilian kiss cocktail with cinnamon and hot pink flowers in the back.

8. Sicilian Kiss Cocktail

The Sicilian Kiss Cocktail is a sweet treat perfect for Valentine’s Day. Made with Irish cream, vodka, Kahlua, and cream, this dessert cocktail is a creamy alternative to eggnog in the winter.

Refreshing Fig Sidecar with a pink bowl and pretty flowers.

9. Refreshing Fig Sidecar

The Refreshing Fig Sidecar is a twist on the classic cocktail with fresh ingredients, including homemade fig simple syrup.

Strawberry Tequila Sodas with lime and a pretty straw - fresh lemon juice, raspberry syrup

10. Strawberry Tequila Sodas

The Strawberry Tequila Sodas are refreshing and super easy to make. Combine tequila, tonic water, lime juice, and fresh strawberries in a glass of ice. Stir well and garnish with fresh strawberries shaped like hearts.

How to Make a French 75 cocktail with a lemon rind and a beautiful yellow flower.

11. French 75

French 75 is a simple and elegant cocktail perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion. It’s light, refreshing, and has just the right sweetness.

Add a splash of elderflower liqueur if you want a twist on the classic French 75. This will give the cocktail a floral, fruity flavor that pairs perfectly with the Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist, and enjoy!

Grapefruit martini recipe with a grapefruit wedge.

12. Sparkling Grapefruit Martini

If you want a refreshing and delicious pink drink, try our Sparkling Grapefruit Martini! Made with grapefruit juice, sparkling rosé, and vodka, this cocktail has a beautiful balance of flavors that is perfect for any occasion.

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13. Hibiscus Margarita

For a tangy and colorful twist on the classic margarita, try our Hibiscus Margarita! Made with tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup, hibiscus flowers, and lime juice, this cocktail is easy to make and sure to impress. Garnish with a lime wedge and a hibiscus flower for a beautiful presentation.

If you’re looking for more pink cocktails, try my Cranberry Margarita or Strawberry Margarita recipes, too!

Strawberry Hennessy drink with a white flower and straw.

14. Strawberry Hennesy Cocktail

I love making this easy and delicious Strawberry Hennessy Cocktail for any occasion. The beautiful pink color comes from fresh strawberries, and it’s perfect for a romantic night in or a fun night out with friends.

It’s a great twist on a classic cognac cocktail and will impress anyone who loves strawberries. Garnish with a fresh strawberry for an extra touch of sweetness.

Margarita made with natural fruit.

15. Raspberry Margarita

A fruity margarita recipe made with fresh raspberries. I also added a floral ice cube for extra charm!

Valentine's Day cocktails with Aperol and strawberries.

16. Strawberry Aperol Spritz

It’s a fun twist on a classic cocktail. This is made with fresh muddled strawberries and is perfect for a romantic dinner. It’s garnished with a heart-shaped strawberry.

Gin spritz recipe with pretty garnishes.

17. Three Ingredient Gin Spritz

A refreshing gin spritz made with just three simple ingredients. This delicious cocktail for Valentine’s Day can be made within minutes.

light pink cocktail with orange flower and slice

18. Easy Rosé Spritz

This is an easy and romantic wine spritz that has a light and fruity flavor. The only ingredients you’ll need to make this drink are rosé, orange liqueur, and sparkling water!

An easy dirty Shirley recipe.

19. Dirty Shirley

A Dirty Shirley is a fun and colorful cocktail for Valentine’s Day. You’ll need vodka, grenadine, and lemon-lime soda to make this delightful drink. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of lime for a festive touch. This sweet, tangy cocktail will add a playful twist to your Valentine’s Day celebration.

Floral sangria with edible flowers for Valentine's Day.

20. Floral Sangria

Celebrate with a refreshing twist by serving floral sangria, a delightful and romantic beverage infused with the fragrant essence of flowers. The vibrant colors and aromatic flavors of floral sangria will add a touch of elegance and charm to your evening.

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Tips for Making Valentine’s Day Cocktails

If you’re looking to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a homemade cocktail, here are some tips to help you create the perfect drink:

  • Prepare your ingredients for shaken cocktails to quickly add ice and shake it right before serving. This way, you can spend more time with your date and less time measuring and mixing.
  • Want to make a non-alcoholic version of your favorite cocktail? Check out our mocktail guide for tips and recipes.
  • Use edible flowers to garnish your Valentine’s Day cocktail. You can even make xoxo drink garnishes using candy and skewers.
  • For a fun touch, rim your glasses with red and pink sugar.
  • Remember to have fun and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. Add a citrus twist with lemon or lime juice, a fruity kick with grenadine or orange liqueur, or a minty freshness with simple syrup and fresh mint leaves.

What to Serve with Valentine’s Day Cocktails

You can try serving easy appetizers and desserts to complement your Valentine’s Day cocktails. Here are a few ideas:

These appetizers and desserts are perfect for pairing with cocktails, including chocolate martinis, kir royales, and bubbly.

Valentine’s Day Ideas

  • I suggest creating a Gin and Floral Bar for friends for a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration.
  • If you’re serving Champagne or white wine, make a fun ice bucket with pink and red flowers to keep the bottle cold. You can also make ice shots too!

Frequently Asked Questions

What alcohol should I get for Valentine’s Day?

For Valentine’s Day, consider getting a bottle of Champagne, a nice bottle of wine, or a romantic cocktail mixer like a bottle of prosecco or a fruity liqueur. It all depends on your preferences and what your partner would enjoy. Cheers to a romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day!

What are some easy-to-make Valentine’s Day cocktails?

Here are some easy-to-make Valentine’s Day cocktails that are sure to impress your loved one:
Raspberry Champagne Cocktail: Chilled champagne, raspberry liqueur, fresh raspberries
Love Potion #9: Vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, cranberry juice
Chocolate Martini Vodka: Chocolate liqueur, cream, shaved chocolate

What are the 6 classic cocktails?

1. Old Fashioned
2. Gin & Tonic
3. Manhattan
4. French 75
5. Margarita
6. Daiquiri

What Valentine-themed cocktail names add a fun twist to the occasion?

Valentine’s Day is fun and festive, so why not add a twist to your cocktail names? Here are some Valentine-themed cocktail names to try:

  • Love Potion #9
  • Cupid’s Arrow
  • The Flirtini
  • Be Mine Martini
  • The Sweetheart

Are there any special tequila drinks ideal for Valentine’s Day festivities?

Tequila is a versatile liquor used to make various delicious cocktails. Here are some special tequila drinks that are ideal for Valentine’s Day festivities:

  • Margarita: Tequila, lime juice, triple sec
  • Paloma: Tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, club soda
  • Tequila Sunrise: Tequila, orange juice, grenadine
  • Tequila and Pineapple: Pineapple Juice, Tequila, Beet Juice

Can you suggest some romantic cocktail recipes for a special evening?

If you’re looking to impress your significant other with a romantic cocktail, here are some recipes to try:

  • French Kiss Champagne: Chambord, raspberry liqueur
  • Strawberry Champagne Cocktail: Champagne, strawberry puree, lemon juice, simple syrup
  • Cupid’s Arrow: Vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, pineapple juice

These cocktails are sure to impress your Valentine this year. For more Valentine’s Day cocktail ideas, check out the complete list of recipes on Sugar and Charm.

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Valentine’s Day Cocktail

This is a wonderful Valentine's Day cocktail recipe using cranberry juice to give it a beautiful pink color!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces gin

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients into a pitcher and store in the fridge
  • Before serving, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add in as much of the mixture as you can.
  • Shake for 20 seconds then strain.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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