Valentine's Day Cocktail Ideas

The best to share with your sweetheart

 


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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Herradura Agave Kiss


Ingredients
2 oz Herradura Silver Tequila
1 oz Light Creme de Cacao
1 oz Double Cream
1/2 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur

Preparation
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.

Kir Royal


Ingredients
5 parts Champagne
1 part Crème de Cassis

Preparation
Add the Crème de Cassis to the bottom of the glass, then top up with sparkling wine.

Cherub's Cup


Ingredients
1/4 part Simple Syrup
Champagne
3/4 part Lemon Juice
1 Strawberry
1 part St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
2 parts Hendrick's Gin

Preparation
Shake and strain over fresh rocks in a collins glass. Top with Champagne. Garnish with strawberry.

Flirtini


Ingredients
3 oz Champagne
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau Orange Liqueur
2 pieces Pineapple

Preparation
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.

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Comments

  • Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
    Hand of Snooth
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    I'm completely smitten with this place: http://www.bondstchocolate.com/ Elijah Craig bon bons, anyone? Or tequila? Or rum?

    To answer the above question, Jacques Torres also has a magnificent selection of plain chocolates of every shade. What I love is they sell most of them in mini bars, so you can buy a couple to fit your cravings.

    Feb 07, 2012 at 9:58 AM


  • Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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    Love that site, thanks Amanda!

    Feb 08, 2012 at 10:35 AM


  • Love your Top 5 Cocktails series but not your wine cocktails. After reading them I have to say I still prefer a German Wine Punch: Soak pineapple in vodka overnight (or one week as I used to do when we were all young) add a bottle of white wine (I prefer an unoaked chardonnay) and one bottle of champagne! Serve chilled but do not dilute with ice!

    Feb 09, 2012 at 6:34 PM


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