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Romantic Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes



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!

Trent Carter is looking to keep the tradition of T&A alive and well in today's politically correct world with his popular Thong Battle features, among other things. He also covers even racier topics on our sister site, which is definitely not safe for work!

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