Are you cooking her a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day? Great drinks can compliment your meal, and it gives you a chance to impress her with your cocktail skills.

Not sure what to make? We’ve got you covered, with a variety of drink recipes that are sure to please. And don’t be afraid to have fun with the cocktails you create, with embellishments like heart-shaped fruits or chocolate covered strawberries.

Portón Scarlet
Porton Scarlet

  • 1 part Portón
  • ½ part raspberry puree
  • ½ part lemon juice
  • ½ part cranberry juice
  • ½ part sugar cane
  • Fresh thyme
  • Champagne float
  • Fresh raspberry for garnish
  • Lemon peel twist for garnish

Shake all ingredients and strain in to champagne flute – top with champagne float, skewered raspberry and lemon peel twist.

Cruzan Valentine Sparkler

  • 1 ½ parts Cruzan Aged Light Rum
  • ½ part Vanilla Simple Syrup
  • ½ part Unsweetened Fresh Cranberry Juice
  • 4 parts Sparkling Wine

Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute and stir twice. Garnish with an orange peel cut in the shape of a heart.

Red Rum
Bacardi Red Rum cocktail

  • 2 parts BACARDÍ Superior rum
  • ½ part sloe gin
  • 2 parts red currants
  • ½ part freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ part vanilla syrup

Using a muddler (or bar spoon) roughly crush the redcurrants in the base of a cocktail shaker then pour in the other ingredients. Give it all a good, hard shake then fine strain the mixture into a chilled glass.

Cinnamon Paloma
Cinnamon Paloma

  • 2 oz. Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila
  • 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz. Fresca

Pour all the ingredients (except for Fresca) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with Fresca and garnish with a Grapefruit

Baker’s Beau & Arrow
Baker's Beau and Arrow

  • 1 part Baker’s Bourbon
  • ¼ part JDK & Sons O3
  • ¼ part Chili Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Bittermen’s Habanero Hellfire Shrub
  • 2 dashes Chocolate Molé Bitters
  • Sparkling red wine or rosé

Combine Baker’s Bourbon, JDK & Sons O3, chili liqueur and bitters in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and top with sparkling red wine or rosé. Garnish with a long orange twist.

Cupid’s Cider
Cupid's Cider

  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
  • ¾ Part Apple Cider
  • 2 Parts Water
  • ¾ Part Cinnamon Syrup *
  • 1 Part Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine all ingredients together and serve. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and an apple wedge. Can be served hot or cold.

*To make cinnamon syrup: Mix together 1 part sugar, 1 part water and 4 crushed cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil (approximately 1-2 minutes). Once cooled down, strain into a glass.

Bourbon Kiss
Bourbon Kiss

  • 1 oz. Wild Turkey Bourbon 101
  • 1/2 oz. Peach Liqueur
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • Champagne

Combine Bourbon, peach liqueur and bitters in Champagne coup and top off with Champagne.

CRUZ Choco-Taco-Tini

  • 2 parts CRUZ Reposado Tequila
  • 3 parts Choco-vine, Chocolate Wine

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass, garnish with chocolate sauce and cinnamon.

Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!


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