These Valentine’s Day cocktails and drinks make the occasion festive! Each one features shades of pink and red…or chocolate!
Looking for a cocktail to celebrate love? Try one of these fun Valentine’s Day cocktails to make the occasion festive! Each is a shade of pink, red, or chocolate and tastes like a dream. This list features classic cocktails or spins on classic drinks, starring flavors like raspberry, pomegranate, strawberry, blood orange, and more! Throw in creamy chocolaty dessert cocktails and a few bubbly champagne drinks, and you’re certain to find something for any drinker.
Here’s a Valentine's Day cocktail that looks the party: the Raspberry Martini! This drink is stunning and full of bright berry flavor. The sweet tart, lightly floral flavor of raspberry is beautifully pure, thanks to homemade raspberry syrup. This cocktail is perfect for a romantic dinner, Valentine’s Day, or really any occasion that needs a red drink.
Vying for our other top Valentine's Day cocktail is this Chocolate Martini! This drink is rich and creamy, basically a dessert in a glass. It’s got Irish cream and creme de cacao for maximum flavor, like the liquid version of your favorite chocolate bar. Mix this up as an after dinner drink to impress guests…or just anytime you need a sweet treat in cocktail form.
What's better for Valentine's Day than the fabulous Cosmo? It’s got a brilliant pink color and tangy, refreshing flavor. This great cocktail is ready to spice up your Valentine's Day dinner: this version has a few twists that make it infinitely better than what you'd order at a bar.
This fun red drink is simply a berry-flavored vodka martini that’s masquerading as a Love Potion. Give it a sip and it’s sweet tart with a fruity berry finish! Dress it up with a red sugar rim and if you’d like, add a cube of dry ice. It bubbles and boils with a constant stream of smoke: which makes it over-the-top fun! (It's another way to brand the linked recipe: don't be alarmed!)
Here’s a sophisticated cocktail that’s calling your name: the French martini! This martini is hardly related to the classic dry martini at all. It’s a fruity and balanced, featuring a fancy French black raspberry liqueur and pineapple juice. Each sip is so intriguing and nuanced, it’s hard to put the glass down!
The word “Mudslide” might make you think milkshake-style boozy cocktails at chain restaurants. But have you ever had a classic Mudslide? It couldn’t be more sophisticated…and delicious! You can make this Mudslide recipe both ways: first as drink was first intended: shaken with coffee liqueur and Irish cream and served up in a cocktail glass. It’s more than a glorified milkshake: it’s classy and full of intrigue!
Try this tasty and refreshing Valentine's Day cocktail: a Strawberry Margarita! This one is frosty and fruity, full of berry flavor but perfectly complimented with tangy lime and the bite of tequila. You'll fall in love with its vibrant red color and sweet tart flavor. Slice the berry into a heart shape for a fun garnish!
Want an easy Valentine's Day drink that’s bubbly and sophisticated? There’s nothing better than a Kir Royale! This famous French cocktail stars black currant liqueur and sparkling wine: and the berries and bubbles suit each other perfectly. The best cocktail recipes are simple perfection, and there’s nothing better than this 2 ingredient combination.
If you love berries and you love sangria…then you must drop everything and make this now. Presenting…the perfect Strawberry Sangria! This one is Spanish style, full of nuance and character. The berries sing and the dry rosé notes peak through just enough. Serve it with a splash of sparkling water and a skewer of fruit, and it’s pretty darn perfect.
Meet our favorite new variation: the Cranberry Margarita! This bright red drink is absolutely stunning to look at, and the sweet tart flavor is crisp and refreshing. It’s got all the character of the classic margarita, but a beautiful new look and nuance to the flavor! It's ideal as a bright, vibrant red cocktail for Valentine's Day.
Here’s a sophisticated classic cocktail that steals the show on Valentine's Day: the Clover Club! This bright pink drink stems back before Prohibition, but it’s just as en vogue today. Sweet raspberry or grenadine syrup combine with zingy lemon and gin to make a perfectly balanced sweet tart drink. The best part: a classic egg white foam gives a creamy body and frothy texture to each sip!
Winter is blood orange season, so blood orange drinks are great for Valentine's Day! Its vibrant red orange color and sweet flavor make it this fruit so special. Introducing the Blood Orange Margarita! This tasty citrus makes a brilliant bright orange red drink that’s perfectly balanced and sweet tart.
When it comes to Valentine's Day cocktails, there’s no dessert drink more unique than the Pink Squirrel! This candy colored drink is a total indulgence. Creme de noyaux liqueur gives it the delicate pink color and an almond essence. It’s a bit of a specialty splurge, since it’s not used in lots of other drinks. But take one sip, and it tastes like nostalgia and melted ice cream!
Looking for a unique dessert cocktail for Valentine's Day? Try the Toasted Almond! This creamy drink balances vodka, amaretto and Kahlua that results in a flavor that’s surprisingly similar to toasted almonds. Something about the coffee liqueur adds in a roasty flavor that makes this drink both balanced and intriguing, all at once.
Last up in our Valentine's Day cocktails: the Pomegranate Gin Fizz! The Gin Fizz is one of our favorite classic cocktails: sweet tart and refreshing, with a festive egg white foam. Take it over the top with this pomegranate spin: it elevates the sweet tart flavor and gives the drink a brilliant jewel-toned color!
More recipes for Valentine’s Day
Planning a special night in with a special someone? Or spending a fun day with family? Outside of these Valentine’s Day drinks, here are more ideas for fun and festive recipes: