If you’re planning a date night at home or a girl’s night in, we’ve rounded up 14 perfect Valentine’s Day cocktails to celebrate love on February 14th! From pink margaritas to a creamy Sicilian Kiss and how-to make a French75! These Valentine’s Day cocktails will be perfect for a romantic dinner or Galentine’s day!
Also check out our favorite pink cocktail recipes, vodka drinks, the best-mixed drinks, tequila cocktails, and cheap drinks to make at home!
Best Valentine’s Day Cocktails
We love all of these recipes as they are romantic, refreshing, and perfect for Valentine’s Day. All of these themed cocktails fit Valentine’s day requirements of romantic, pink, and festive!
Get creative with heart shape garnishes and pink sugared rims. Serve any of these cocktails with our Valentine’s Day Cheese and Charcuterie platter for a romantic evening.
1. Rose Water Gin Cocktail
Our rosewater gin cocktail is made with homemade simple rose syrup, gin, and lemon juice. It’s light and refreshing with a floral, rosy flavor. It’s a fun cocktail to make and very romantic with its rose flavor!
2. Pretty Pink Cranberry Gin Martini
A pretty pink cranberry gin martini has the most beautiful shade of pink. It’s a fun martini made with 4 ingredients: Cranberry juice, gin, fresh lemon juice, and Cointreau.
3. French Spritz
This easy spritz recipe is made with elderflower liqueur, sparkling water, and Champagne. It’s light and refreshing and simple to make.
4. Hibiscus Gin Sour
This beautiful pink and delicious hibiscus gin sour is a fantastic sour cocktail for parties and get-togethers! The hibiscus doesn’t just give this creative gin cocktail a lovely color, but also a delightful waft of fragrant floral notes!
It’s made with Hibiscus simple syrup, which gives it a gorgeous pink color.
5. Italian Paloma Recipe
This refreshing and zingy Italian Paloma Cocktail is easy to mix and even easier to drink! This pretty tequila-based cocktail is made with a mixture of citrus juices and Campari.
6. Gin and Jam Cocktail
This is a super simple, super yummy cocktail recipe! Made with only 3 ingredients, this gin and jam cocktail is a perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail! You can also make this into a spritz with our gin spritz recipe.
7. Easy Strawberry Frosé
This Easy Strawberry Frosé Recipe is made with rosé and frozen fruit with no added sugar. A very refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for a hot summer day!
If you’re more into rum drinks, but want something pink and frozen, try our frozen strawberry daiquiri recipe.
8. Sicilian Kiss Cocktail
Sicilian Kiss Cocktail is more of a sweet treat than a cocktail! This dessert cocktail is made with 4 simple ingredients, Irish cream, vodka, Kahlua, and cream.
It’s a cream-based drink, not too sweet, and an excellent alternative to eggnog in the winter and a creamy Valentine’s Day Cocktail.
9. Refreshing Fig Sidecar
A refreshing twist on one of our classic cocktails, this Fig Sidecar, this cocktail has a beautiful color and uses fresh ingredients, including homemade fig simple syrup.
10. Strawberry Tequila Sodas
These strawberry tequila sodas are refreshing and super easy to make! They consist of tequila, tonic water (or club soda), and lime juice with fresh fruit.
Check out our ranch water recipe, which is similar to a tequila soda. Garnish with fresh strawberries shaped like hearts.
11. French 75
One of our favorite Champagne cocktails is a French 75. This is made with Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. This delicious and easy recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day!
12. Sparkling Grapefruit Martini
A festive drink using grapefruit juice, sparkling rosé, and vodka. It has a beautiful balance and delicious, refreshing flavor.
If you prefer tequila, try our sparkling margarita recipe too!
13. Hibiscus Margarita
Our hibiscus margarita is a lovely twist on the classic margarita cocktail, and boy, does it pop! With its rich color and lovely tangy taste, it’ll be a hit for Valentine’s Day!
Plus, it’s pretty darn simple to make, with only 5 ingredients, tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup, hibiscus flowers, and lime juice. You can also try our cranberry margarita recipe too. It has a gorgeous pink color.
We also have a strawberry margarita that is pink and delicious too!
14. Strawberry Hennesy Cocktail
Our strawberry Hennessy drink is an easy cocktail and perfect for anyone who loves cognac. It has a beautiful pink color to it too!
Tips for Making Valentine’s Day Cocktails
- If it’s a shaken cocktail, make it ahead of time in the cocktail shaker. Wait to add ice, then right before serving, add the ice and shake, shake, shake, and then strain. This way you can prep all of the ingredients and measurements ahead of time.
- Make any of these recipes into mocktails by following our mocktail guide.
- Add a charming detail like pink ice cubes! They’re naturally colored with hibiscus flowers and easy to make. You can also make our strawberry ice to garnish cocktail recipes.
- If you’re serving wine, check out our wine-serving tips and then show off your skills!
- Use edible flowers to garnish your Valentine’s Day cocktail. You can even make your edible flower garden! If not, find edible flowers in the fresh herb section at Whole Foods.
- Make xoxo drink garnishes using candy and skewers.
- Rim the glasses with red and pink sugar for a fun touch.
What to Serve with Valentine’s Day Cocktails
Here are some good party appetizers and easy desserts to serve with your Valentine’s Day cocktails:
Cheese and Charcuterie Platter
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Box of Chocolates
Valentine’s Day Ideas
Create a Gin and Floral Bar for friends!
Easy and Romantic Valentine’s Dinner
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 hand out some fun Valentine’s Day vouchers with your cocktail!
Frequently Asked Questions
The most romantic alcoholic drink is a classic French 75. This cocktail combines bubbly champagne and gin, making for a luxurious and sophisticated sip that can make any night special.
If you’re looking for an easy alcoholic beverage to share with your partner on Valentine’s Day, consider Champagne or a Champagne cocktail. Champagne is light and bubbly, making it the perfect romantic beverage to kick off an evening of celebration.
1. Old Fashioned
2. Gin & Tonic
4. French 75
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Valentine’s Day Cocktail
- 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- 2 ounces gin
- 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.