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10 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Fall in Love with on February 14

Shake Up Your Typical Drink Choice with These Easy-To-Make Options

VALENTINES DAY

For those looking for a romantic, at-home Valentine’s Day celebration this year, prepare yourself for the cozy night with your bar stocked and ready to go – it’s never a bad idea to add a themed cocktail to the mix.

Whether you are searching for the perfect cocktail to pair with a meal, or you’re looking to spice up the night with a happy hour theme, Detroitisit has you covered with the perfect go-to recipes to make at home this Valentine’s Day. Add romance to the night with these cocktails you and your significant other are sure to love:

 

VALENTINE'S DAY

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BE MINE VALENTINE’S MOSCOW MULE

A Worthey Life is serving up a recipe for your sweetheart, or you! The Be Mine Valentine’s Moscow Mule is a refreshing and sweet cocktail to indulge in throughout the night. It’s easy to make too! This recipe will send you right back to the days of sending Valentine’s in elementary school and reading your favorite conversation candy hearts. Click here for the full recipe by A Worthey Read.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Ginger Beer
  • 1 tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 3 Ripe Strawberries, halved
  • ½ tbsp Sugar
  • Valentine’s Day Candy (Conversation Candy Hearts)
  • Sprig of Rosemary
  • Crushed Ice
  • Copper Mug (if you have one!)

 

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BOURBON CHERRY CRUSH

For the bourbon lover in your life. Play bartender and impress your crush with a Bourbon Cherry Crush! Click here for full instructions from The Salty Marshmallow. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 5 oz Bourbon (3 shots)
  • 3 oz Grenadine (2 shots)
  • 5 oz Maraschino Cherry Juice (1 shot)
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • ½ cup Sparkling Water or Club Soda
  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar, for rimming the glass (optional)
  • Extra cherries and limes for garnish (optional)

 

 

 

 

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CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY MARTINI

Everyone knows chocolate dipped strawberries are a classic for Valentine’s Day – but have you tried a chocolate covered strawberry martini? Well, if not, the time is now. Amoretti has created the perfect martini and strawberry pairing. A sweet addition to your night. This recipe serves one, so it’s perfect if you’re enjoying a single Valentine’s Day – or can be easily doubled if you’re sharing it with a special someone. Click here for full directions. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

 

 

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CUPID’S COCKTAIL

This delicious cocktail from Amanda’s Cookin’ combines strawberries and champagne! Another crowd-pleaser. Whether you’ve been hit by Cupid’s arrow already or are waiting for your match, Cupid’s Cocktail is sure to put you in the mood for celebrating the holiday. Click here for the full recipe.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 16 oz Champagne
  • 1/2 cup Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 6 oz Vodka
  • 6 oz Water
  • Pink Food Dye
  • 2 Strawberries

 

 

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LOVE POTION #9

Wow your loved ones, your gals or even just yourself with Love Portion #9. From The Cookie Rookie, this Triple Berry Pomegranate Martini is a mix  of Chambord (black raspberry liqueur), strawberry vodka, pomegranate juice and dry ice! The perfect purple color, the strawberry hearts, the smoking dry ice, make a visually appealing, and delicious cocktail for this romantic holiday.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 c Pomegranate Juice
  • 3 oz strawberry vodka
  • 3 oz Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
  • 2 Small Chunks Dry Ice (optional)
  • 2 Strawberries cut into hearts for garnish (optional)

 

 

 

 

 

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RASPBERRY KISS COCKTAIL

A romantic holiday calls for a pretty pink drink, according to Creative Ramblings. This Raspberry Kiss cocktail is the ideal drink for Valentine’s day, is simple to make, and combines pink and red hues to compliment whatever chocolate you may be indulging in this Valentine’s Day. A beginner mixologists dream! Click here for a full list of instructions.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 oz Raspberry lemonade
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • Simple syrup
  • Red sugar
  • Raspberries

 

 

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ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

Another champagne cocktail to toast the night! This is a twist to a classic Champagne cocktail to make it Valentine’s Day friendly and fitting to sip on with your sweetheart – and probably one of the most simple recipes we have to share! Check out this recipe from The Kitchn and click here for full instructions.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1  sugar cube
  • 8 dashes Angostura or other aromatic bitters
  • Chilled rosé Champagne

 

 

 

 

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SINGLE LADIES SANGRIA

Cue Beyonce – this one is for the single ladies and those going all out for Galentine’s Day! This recipe from Delish will make you want to put your hands up all night long and be enough to serve a few of your gal pals. Click here for directions.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 750 mL Bottle of Rosé (any Rosé of your choice!)
  • 1 1/2 cup Seltzer
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate Juice
  • 1/2 cup Vodka
  • 1/4 cup Raspberry Liqueur
  • 1 cup Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 cup Raspberries

 

 

 

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THE BELVEDERE BLACKBERRY COLLINS

To perfectly craft the Blackberry Collins, place blackberries into a shaker and muddle, then add remaining ingredients except for ginger beer. From there, shake, strain into glass, and top with ginger beer. Lastly, garnish with blackberry and mint and enjoy a refreshing Valentine’s Day.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 5 oz / 45 ml Belvedere Ginger Zest
  • 5 oz / 15 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 75 oz / 20 ml Simple Syrup
  • 3 oz / 90 ml Ginger Beer
  • 4-5 Blackberries

 

 

 

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THE BELVEDERE HERBAL SODA

This Herbal Soda cocktail is perfect for a no-fuss Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day!) Build in a highball glass over cubed ice, garnish with lemon zest and sip the night away.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 5 oz / 50 ml Belvedere Vodka
  • 5 oz / 150 ml Soda Water
  • 3-4 dashes Peychaud Bitters
  • Lemon Zest

 

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