Romantic Valentine’s Day Cocktails
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  • While flowers and chocolates are, of course, standard on Valentine’s Day, to really impress your date, you’re going to need to get behind the bar and fix some cocktails.

    To help you out, we’ve picked 10 of our favorite romantic drinks, including classic and original concoctions, that you can whip up for your sweetheart no matter what else you have planned for the evening.

    These mixological love potions will certainly help you set the scene and put your Valentine in the mood. So forget cupid; you can thank us later. Cheers!

  • Hanky Panky

    It doesn’t get more sultry than the Hanky Panky. The gin, sweet vermouth and Fernet-Branca tipple was created by legendary bartender Ada Coleman at London’s famed American Bar in the Savoy Hotel.

    View Recipe: Hanky Panky

  • My Spicy Valentine

    Feeling naughty this Valentine’s Day? Then spice up the night by serving your date this drink calling for red Fresno chile pepper and Swedish vodka. Trust us, it will definitely turn up the heat!

    View Recipe: My Spicy Valentine

  • The Rose

    Valentine’s Day just wouldn’t be complete without a rose. But this year, switch things up by serving your loved one this tasty three-ingredient cocktail that mixes together dry vermouth, cherry brandy and raspberry syrup. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a bouquet. 

    View Recipe: The Rose

  • Riviera

    Red is hands-down the most romantic color, and we’re convinced that you and your date will be head-over-heels for this three-ingredient ruby tipple. All you need is Dubonnet Rouge, Grand Marnier and juice from blood oranges, which are in season right now.

    View Recipe: Riviera

  • The Maxwell

    This holiday is all about couples, so fix this recipe that makes a pair of complex cocktails. It combines vodka and Cointreau with refreshing cucumber and lemon juice. The Champagne flutes are finished with some celebratory bubbly for the perfect Valentine’s aperitif.

    View Recipe: The Maxwell

  • Hot in Rio

    While a weekend trip to Rio would be very romantic, shaking up this spin on the Caipirinha is an excellent alternative. The combination of cachaça and spicy chile peppers will no doubt put you and your sweetheart in the mood.

    View Recipe: Hot in Rio

  • French 75

    This is one of our all-time favorite bubbly drinks. Not only is it refreshing and easy to fix but you can also make it with gin or cognac. Just one sip and your date will be swooning!

    View Recipe: French 75

  • Between the Sheets

    While this twist on the traditional Sidecar isn’t nearly as scandalous as it sounds, it is still quite delicious. It starts with the historic pairing of cognac and rum, and also includes triple sec and lemon juice.

    View Recipe: Between the Sheets

  • Kiss

    This daring drink may just inspire some serious smooching. It’s a seductive mix of gin, sweet vermouth, Dubonnet Rouge and maraschino liqueur. It was created by top New York bartender Brian Miller.

    View Recipe: Kiss

  • Rose-Colored Glass

    If you’re giving your sweetheart a bouquet of roses, make sure to save a few petals for this simple and elegant bubbly tipple. It was dreamed up by talented bartender Katie Stipe and calls for lemon juice, sugar, Angostura Bitters and a topping of cremant d’Alsace rosé sparkling wine. And it’s, of course, garnished with a few delicate rose petals for just the right amount of romance.

    View Recipe: Rose-Colored Glass

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  1. Thank you, i have a couple books but they are old. I used to be a bartender. I am excited to learn this day in age, lol drinks. New and improved!

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