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 Raspberry Rave
• 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 Cherry
• 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 Rum
• 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 Editor-in-Chief 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