10 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Stir Up with Your Sweetheart

By  February 14, 2013

Hearts, chocolate, and diamonds dominate the day dedicated to all things amore, but even if you can’t have a romantic night on the town, you can still shake things up from the comfort of your home. Whether you’re single or attached, any of these sweet or spicy cocktail will get you in the mood for love. Happy Valentine’s Day!

POM Fleur

2 oz. POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
2 oz. vodka
1 tsp. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Food-grade rose petal or other edible flower

Stir all the ingredients over ice to chill and strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a food-grade rose petal or other edible flower if roses are not available.

Love Potion Punch

¾ cup Three Olives Berry Vodka
1 cup fresh blueberries (save some for garnish)
1 cup fresh raspberries (save some for garnish)
1 cup fresh blackberries (save some for garnish)
½ cup honey
½ cup fresh lemon juice
1 bottle rose sparkling wine

Blend the blueberries, raspberries, blackberries honey and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Drain the mixture into a pitcher. Add the vodka and left over berries for garnish. Cover the pitcher and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour and top of the mixture with the rose sparkling wine right before serving.

Cucumber Jalapeño Caipirinha


1 1/2 oz. of Cuca Fresca Silver Cachaca
1 thin slice of Jalapeno
1 sprig cilantro
1 oz. cucumber puree
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Pour, without straining, into a rocks glass. Garnish with an additional jalapeno slice and thin cucumber slice.

Standard Raspberry Kiss

1 oz. Russian Standard Vodka
1/4 oz. simple syrup
4 fresh raspberries
Top with sparkling wine

Muddle the vodka, syrup and raspberries in a glass and top with sparkling wine.

Sweet Heart Sour

1 oz. UV Lemonade
3 oz. grapefruit juice
Dash of sour mix

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry

Red Velvet Shortcake

1.5 oz. Red Velvet ZING
2 oz. of Cream soda
Splash of lemon juice
Strawberries

Muddle 2 fresh strawberries in a cocktail shaker and add the rest of the ingredients, save for the cream soda. Shake and strain into a glass over ice. Next top with cream soda and garnish with a strawberry.

Kappa Kiss

2 oz. KAPPA Pisco
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup
1 egg white
10 blueberries
In a shaker, muddle blueberries with simple syrup.  Fill the shaker with ice, add KAPPA Pisco and remaining ingredients.  Shake vigorously and strain into a small champagne or martini glass.

Chai Love-tini

1 ½ oz. EFFEN Vodka
Peel of Lemon (use a knife or potato peeler to make a thick strip)
Peel of Orange
1 tsp. Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Water
4 dashes Fee Brothers Orange Bitters

In a mixing glass place sugar, water, bitters, and citrus peels skin side down. Lightly muddle peels into sugar to release oils and to dissolve sugar into water. Add remaining ingredients over ice and shake. Next strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with lemon peel.

My Sassy Valentine

1 1?2 oz. Pucker Vodka Sour Apple Sass
1 Strawberry
1 Raspberry
Dash Cherry Bitters
1 oz. Soda
2 oz. Cranberry-Pomegranate Juice

Add ice to the cocktail shaker. Muddle the Strawberry and Raspberry in cocktail shaker; add Cherry Bitters. Add in all remaining ingredients to cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a collins glass.

Strawberry Surrender

1 oz. Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 oz. strawberry puree or daiquiri mix
3 oz. chocolate milk
Chocolate covered strawberry for garnish

Combine chilled chocolate milk, tequila, and strawberry puree in a tall glass. Stir vigorously to combine. Pour into a glass and garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry.