Valentine's Day is just one week away and with that people everywhere are going wild for all the sweets they can get their hands on. Chocolate truffles, cuddly teddy bears, mushy Valentine's cards, you name it and someone's buying it.
But what if you or your sweetie are more spirits-minded? Hoping to share the evening over a few flirty drinks instead of the traditional romance movies and heavy dinners. You've come to the right place!
We've put together a list of easy and beautiful go-to cocktails for this Valentine's Day, great to impress your date before Valentine's Day dinner or whip up for a holiday gathering with friends.
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2 oz Herradura Silver Tequila
1 oz Light Creme de Cacao
1 oz Double Cream
1/2 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Herradura tequila, white crème de cacao, double cream and Chambord. Shake for 15 seconds. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass, add a spear of fresh raspberries and serve.
5 parts Champagne
1 part Crème de Cassis
Add the Crème de Cassis to the bottom of the glass, then top up with sparkling wine.
1/4 part Simple Syrup
3/4 part Lemon Juice
1 part St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
2 parts Hendrick's Gin
Shake and strain over fresh rocks in a collins glass. Top with Champagne. Garnish with strawberry.
3 oz Champagne
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau Orange Liqueur
2 pieces Pineapple
Muddle the pineapple pieces and cointreau in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add vodka and pineapple juice and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with Champagne.