This Valentine's Day celebrate love by sipping on one of these delicious drinks. Whether you want something so sweet you can skip dessert, a love potion for those still looking for a date or a bubbly cocktail with dancing cherries that will have your dates heart's a flutter.
Pucker Cupid's Kiss. (Courtesy Photo)
1. Pucker Cupid's Kiss:
The perfect drink to celebrate being hit by cupids arrow.
• 1.5 parts Pucker Vodka
• 2 parts Pomegranate Juice
• splash Lime Juice
• 3-4 dashes Orange Bitters
• 1 part Lemon-Lime Soda
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and pour into a rocks glass.
2. Molinari After Eight:
This drink makes the perfect nightcap.
• 1oz. Molinari Sambuca Extra
• 1oz. White Creme de Menthe
• 1oz. Cream or Half and Half
Pour all the ingredient in the shaker with a lot of ice, shaken for a long time (15/20 seconds) then pour into a martini glass. Sprinkle a little ground coffee on top and garnish with a little mint leaf
3. Grand Cerise Surprise:
For a surprisingly sweet treat created by The Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash
sip on this,
• 1 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
• 3/4 oz. Dark Aged Rum
• 1 oz. Milk
• 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
Pour Grand Marnier Cherry, dark aged rum, milk and simple syrup into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.
4. Cruzan Kiss:
Pop the champagne to try this pretty pink bubbly drink.
• 1 part Cruzan Strawberry
• 4 parts Rose Champagne
Chill the rum and strain into a flute. Top with champagne.
5. The Atlantico Love Potion #9:
Still looking for love on Valentine's Day, try this delicious concoction.
• 2 1.75 oz. Atlantico Reserva
• 2 5 Marachino Cherries Muddled
• 2 .5 oz. Frangelico
• 2 1 oz. Half & Half
• 2 .5 oz. Simple Syrup
Muddle cherries. Add ingredients in Boston glass. Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry and pinch of powered chocolate.
Knob Creek, My Hearts A Flutter and One Night Stand. (Courtesy Photo)
6. One Night Stand:
If you are hosting an Anti-Valentine's Day Party this fruity cocktail will be a hit.
• 1 oz. Citrus-flavored Vodka
• 1 oz. Raspberry-flavored Vodka
• 1/2 oz. Chambord
• 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed Lime Juice
• 1-2 tbsp. Simple Syrup (or syrup from cherries)
• Polar Black Cherry Seltzer
• Maraschino Cherry
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add vodkas, Chambord, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake or stir until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cherry.
7. My Heart's A Flutter:
Stop by Nick & Toni's
to try this bubbly cocktail with dancing cherries that will have your dates heart's a flutter.
• 10 Dried Cherries
• 5 oz. Prosecco
Soak dried cherries for 48 hours in Cointreau. Put 1/2 oz. of cointreau and 4 or 5 cherries into a champagne flute and top with Prosecco.
8. Crave Wicked Love:
Love has its ups and downs, for those of you who had experience a wicked love in their lives cheers it with this delicious drink.
• 1 part JDK&Sons Crave Chocolate Chilli Liqueur
• 1 part Jim Beam Devil's Cut Bourbon
• 1 part Cream
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Crave Wicked Love, Grand Cerise Surprise and Molinari After Eight. (Courtesy Photo)
9. Knob Creek Spice of Life:
Spice up your Valentine's Day with this cocktail created by Chef Michael Symon
• 2 1/2 parts Knob Creek Rye
• 1/2 part White Peach Nectar
• 1 part Ginger Beer
• 4-5 Fresh Mint Leaves
Muddle mint, peach nectar and Knob Creek Rye in the bottom of a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain over ice and top with ginger beer.
10. Raspberry White Chocolate Truffle:
Forget chocolates this Valentine's Day. This drink is a delicious way to end dinner.
• 1 1-2 oz Van Gogh Raspberry Vodka
• 1/2 oz White Chocolate Godiva
• 1 1-2 oz White Crème de Cocoa
• 3/4 oz Raspberry Liqueur
• 3 Raspberries
Place Raspberries into the bottom of a martini glass. Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker and shake over ice. Strain into glass.
Nicole is the Deputy Editor of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com