Valentine's Day cocktails feature sensational cocktail recipes that are sure to set the mood for romance and impress your date! These romantic date night drinks come in every flavor with a wide variety of spirits to choose from! Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or a first-time bartender, there's something here for everyone!
See my fun list of mocktail recipes for non-alcoholic Valentine's Day drinks!
- 1. Godiva Chocolate Martini
- 2. Cosmopolitan
- 3. Pink Vodka Margarita
- 4. Sangria
- 5. Lemon Drop Martini
- 6. Fuzzy Navel
- 7. Mai Tai
- 8. White Lady
- 9. Sidecar Cocktail
- 10. Whiskey Sour
- 11. Old Fashioned
- 12. Bahama Mama
- 13. Vodka Mojito
- 14. Bay Breeze
- 15. Cape Codder
- 16. French Martini
- 17. Malibu Sunset
- 18. Royal Hawaiian
- 19. Pink Vodka Lemonade
- 💭 Tips For The Best Valentine's Day Cocktails
- Are There Any Cocktails That Use Aphrodisiac Ingredients?
- Can I Make A Batch Cocktail For Valentine's Day?
- 📖 Recipe Card
- Best Valentine's Day Cocktails: 19+ Delicious Drinks Your Date Will Love!
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- 💬 Reviews
Whether you're toasting newfound love or cherishing long-lasting connections, these handcrafted cocktails will make Valentine's Day memorable! There are delicious fruity drinks, cozy nightcaps, dessert cocktails, and more!
Complete your Valentine's Day dinner date with one of my Valentine's Day dinner ideas and a sweet heart-shaped treat or Valentine's dessert! If your date loves red velvet, I have many stunning red velvet desserts, too!
1. Godiva Chocolate Martini
Swap the box of chocolates for this rich, velvety Godiva chocolate martini! It's smooth and creamy, like boozy chocolate milk, with a sprinkle of shaved chocolate for an elegant touch.
Chocolate martinis are a dessert cocktail best served after the meal as an alcoholic treat!
The iconic pink hue of a cosmo makes it the perfect Valentine's Day cocktail! It's a sweet and tart blend of cranberry juice with vodka, lime juice, and triple sec or Cointreau!
3. Pink Vodka Margarita
It's a classic margarita with two twists: vodka instead of tequila, and it's perfectly pink! I like to use strawberry lemonade-flavored vodka for the sweetest and most fruity margarita.
My red wine sangria is a smooth and fruity pitcher cocktail the two of you can share! It's robust, sweet, and perfectly sippable with fresh fruit slices, orange juice, a bit of brandy, and a bottle of dry red wine!
5. Lemon Drop Martini
Lemon drop martinis taste just like lemon drop candy: sweet and sugary, with a sour citrus pucker at the end! If you want to let loose this Valentine's Day, you could shoot a few lemon drop shots!
6. Fuzzy Navel
Peach schnapps and orange juice come together in this vibrant orange cocktail! It would be ideal if you plan on having a brunch or lunch date this Valentine's Day!
7. Mai Tai
My tropical Mai Tai cocktail features two different types of rum! This enchanting blend of premium rum, zesty citrus, and almond undertones will transport you to an island paradise!
8. White Lady
The white lady cocktail has a timeless elegance with its simple yet sophisticated blend of gin, triple sec, and lemon juice. It's not overly sweet or fruity but crisp and refreshing, making it a great choice for cocktail enthusiasts!
9. Sidecar Cocktail
A sidecar cocktail blends brandy, orange liqueur, and lemon juice to create a sophisticated elixir that perfectly balances sweetness and citrusy zing! It makes a wonderful digestif (after-dinner cocktail)!
10. Whiskey Sour
For many whiskey lovers, a whiskey sour is their go-to drink! It has the perfect balance of sweet and tangy with smooth whiskey undertones in every sip.
11. Old Fashioned
If fruity drinks aren't your partner's preference, they may prefer a stiff classic cocktail like the whiskey old-fashioned. As an avid whiskey lover, I feel that Irish whiskey is the way to go when making the best old-fashioned!
12. Bahama Mama
For a fun and fruity tiki cocktail, you can't beat a bahama mama! It features two types of fruit juice, grenadine, coconut rum, and dark rum.
This strong but sweet drink is worthy of a romantic tropical staycation!
13. Vodka Mojito
A mojito's light, refreshing, minty flavor makes it the perfect accompaniment to heavier meals. You can always swap the vodka for white rum to make a traditional mojito if you prefer!
14. Bay Breeze
With its vibrant cranberry, pineapple, and vodka blend, the Bay Breeze cocktail makes an excellent Valentine's Day elixer. It's visually stunning but tastes fruity and delicious, like a boozy punch!
15. Cape Codder
A Cape Codder cocktail is a refreshing blend of cranberry juice, vodka, and a splash of tangy lime. It's the 'official' name for a vodka cranberry, so if that's your partner's drink of choice, there's no better time to master it!
16. French Martini
French is the language of love, so a French martini must be the cocktail of love! This classic cocktail features premium vodka, Chambord raspberry liqueur, and a touch of pineapple juice, delivering a delightful balance of sweetness and elegance.
17. Malibu Sunset
Layers of pineapple juice, coconut rum, and grenadine give this cocktail its signature sunset appearance and tropical fruity flavor! It's one of the most popular Malibu rum cocktails for a reason!
18. Royal Hawaiian
This stunning ombre cocktail features Empress 1908 Gin, which has a gorgeous lavender hue that will quickly become a topic of conversation. Impress your date even more by making DIY almond orgeat syrup from scratch!
19. Pink Vodka Lemonade
You can hardly taste the alcohol in this sweet and citrusy pink vodka lemonade, but it's certainly there! If your partner requested something refreshingly fruity, they won't be able to resist the allure of boozy pink lemonade!
💭 Tips For The Best Valentine's Day Cocktails
Creating the perfect Valentine's Day cocktails involves choosing the right combination of flavors, presentation, and a touch of romance! Here are some tips to help you craft delightful cocktails for this special occasion:
- Choose Romantic Ingredients: Opt for ingredients known for their romantic associations, such as strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate, chocolate, vanilla, and champagne.
- Color: Incorporate red or pink into your cocktails to create a visually appealing drink. Use ingredients like grenadine, cranberry juice, edible glitter, fruit purees for color, and many flavored liqueurs can add to the Valentine's Day mood too!
- Garnish for the Occasion: Edible flowers, heart-shaped fruit slices, or chocolate shavings will enhance the visual appeal of your cocktails. Even heart-shaped ice cubes would be a nice touch!
- Create Signature Cocktails: Craft a unique cocktail representing you and your partner. Consider each other's favorite flavors and spirits when creating your signature drink!
- Set the Mood: Dim the lights, light some candles, and play soft music to create a romantic atmosphere to complement your cocktails!
What Are Some Good Cocktail Options For A Cozy Night On Valentine's Day?
Warm, cozy cocktails like hot chocolate with a splash of Kahlua or Bailey's Irish cream, Irish coffee, or a hot toddy can be nice on cold February evenings. Otherwise, ask your significant other what they would enjoy drinking and kick back with a glass of their favorite!
Are There Any Cocktails That Use Aphrodisiac Ingredients?
Yes, ingredients like ginger, strawberries, almonds, and vanilla are often considered aphrodisiacs. If your date enjoys seafood, try my oyster shooters with a shot of premium vodka!
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Best Valentine's Day Cocktails: 19+ Delicious Drinks Your Date Will Love!
- 2 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
- ½ oz whole milk
- cocoa powder or dark chocolate shavings (optional garnish)
- Add enough ice to your cocktail shaker to fill it.
- Over the ice pour in the Godiva, vodka, Baileys, and milk.
- Shake for 20 seconds, strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with cocoa powder or shaved dark chocolate, serve and enjoy!
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Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!