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Top Ten Cocktails To Celebrate Love On Valentine's Day

Originally Posted: February 08, 2013

Nicole Barylski

Raspberry White Chocolate Truffle, Cruzan Kiss and Atlantico Love Potion # 9. (Courtesy Photo)

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

Directions: 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

Directions: 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

Directions: 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

Directions: 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

Directions: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

Directions: 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.

 • Cointreau
 • 10 Dried Cherries
 • 5 oz. Prosecco

Directions: 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

Directions: 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

Directions: 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

Directions: 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 NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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