15 Fabulous Cocktails to Celebrate Valentine's Day

If you're one of the millions celebrating, this holiday is the perfect excuse to whip up one of these 15 Fabulous Valentine's Day cocktails. Ranging in shades of sumptuous scarlet to blush pink, each of these drinks makes adulting (with or without cupid) a little more delicious. Remember to enjoy responsibly!  Photo by Leonardo Wong on Unsplash

15 Fabulous Cocktails to Celebrate Valentine's Day

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15 Fabulous Cocktails to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is all about cuddling up with our significant other on the couch and genuinely appreciating our lives together. You don’t have to attend the nicest restaurant and bar to celebrate!

That being said, you don’t have to go cocktail-free all night either. If you’re one of the millions celebrating, this holiday is the perfect excuse to whip up one of these 15 Fabulous Valentine’s Day cocktails. Ranging in shades of sumptuous scarlet to blush pink, each of these drinks makes adulting (with or without cupid) a little more delicious. Remember to enjoy responsibly!

The Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart image and recipe courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka

1 cup Van Gogh Pomegranate

1 750ml bottle LBD Cabernet Sauvignon

1 lemon, sliced

1 orange, sliced

1 cup fresh blueberries

12 oz. club soda

Directions: Combine all ingredients but club soda in a large bowl or pitcher and chill. When ready to serve, add club soda, stir, and pour into individual glasses.

Serenade

Serenade image and recipe courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka

2 cups Van Gogh Pomegranate

3 cups lemonade

1/2 cup club soda (or to taste)

Directions: Combine ingredients in a pitcher or punch dispenser with ice. Add lemon wheels for color. Serve over ice with a lemon wedge and mint.

Le Punch

Le Punch image and recipe courtesy of Ron Abuelo

3 oz. Ron Abuelo Añejo Rum

3 oz. guava Juice

3 oz. orange Juice

3 oz. pineapple juice

1/2 oz. grenadine

3 dashes Angostura bitters

Directions: Stir all ingredients together in a mixing glass and pour into two tall glasses. Garnish with a peeled blood orange wheel and orange twist.

Chocolate Covered Raspberry Martini

Chocolate Covered Raspberry Martini image and recipe courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka

4 oz. Van Gogh Raspberry

2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate

1 1/2 oz. Créme de cassis

Directions: Shake ingredients very well with ice. Strain into two chilled martini glasses. Garnish with raspberries on a pick.

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit image and recipe courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka

4 oz. Van Gogh Wild Apple Vodka

2 oz. cranberry juice

2 oz. pineapple juice

2 oz. apple juice

Directions: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir well with ice.  Strain over fresh ice into two tall glasses. Garnish with an apple slice.

Blush Apple Martini

Blush Apple Martini image and recipe courtesy of Caorunn Gin

1 3/4 oz. Caorunn Gin

1 1/4 oz. pressed apple juice

3/4 oz. lemon juice

1/4 oz. gomme syrup

3 raspberries, for garnish

Directions: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice; shake and strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with raspberries on a pick.

Honey Be Mine

Honey Be Mine image and recipe courtesy of Vang Gogh Vodka

1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Vodka

1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water)

1/2 fresh squeezed lemon

2 oz. sparkling water

1 strawberry

Directions: Muddle strawberry in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add vodka, honey syrup, and lemon juice and shake well with ice. Strain over ice into rocks glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a mint sprig and lemon wheel.

Caithness Cobbler

Caithness Cobbler image and recipe courtesy of Old Pulteney

1 3/4 oz. Old Pulteney Stroma Liqueur

4 blackberries

1/4 oz. créme de mure

3/4 oz. port

1/4 oz. vanilla syrup

Directions: Add 2 blackberries and remaining ingredients to shaker, muddle together, add ice and shake for 10 seconds, strain over cracked ice and garnish with remaining blackberries and mint sprig.

Honey Pom Pom

Honey Pom Pom courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka//Recipe by Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka

3/4 oz. pomegranate juice

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/4 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water)

Directions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake very well with ice and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Goodness Rose

Goodness Rose image and recipe courtesy of Caorunn Gin

2 oz. Caorunn Gin

1 barspoon raspberry jam

5 drops rose water

3 drops orange bitters

1 1/4 oz. pink grapefruit juice

Directions: Shake and strain with cubed ice into an Old Fashioned glass, then add crushed ice on the top. Garnish with a lemon twist and rose petal.

Lovin’ The Blues

Lovin’ The Blues image by Van Gogh Vodka//Recipe courtesy of Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

2 oz. Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry Vodka

1/2 oz. cranberry juice

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water)

5 blueberries

Directions: Muddle the blueberries in the lime juice and honey syrup. Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with two raspberries and a lime wheel on a pick.

LBD Mint Rosé

LBD Mint Rosé image and recipe courtesy of LBD Wines

4 oz. of Little Black Dress Rosé

1/2 oz. of elderflower liqueur

4 fresh mint leaves

3/4 oz. simple syrup

Directions: In a shaker muddle mint with simple syrup. Add ice. Add raspberries to a stemless wine glass. Pour all ingredients over raspberries.

The Boudoir

The Boudoir image by Ron Abuelo//Recipe courtesy of Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

1 oz. Ron Abuelo 7 Años

3/4 oz. Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka

1 oz. sparkline wine

1 tsp. maraschino liqueur

1/2 oz. pineapple juice

1 tsp. homemade grenadine

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker mixed with ice and shake vigorously.  Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a brandied cherry.

Wee Pink Rose

Wee Pink Rose image and recipe courtesy of Caorunn Gin

1 1/4 oz. Caorunn Gin

1/2 oz. lemon juice

1/4 oz. simple syrup

2 strawberries

3/4 oz. Sauvignon Blanc

1/2 oz. rose liqueur or rose syrup

1/2 egg white

Directions: Muddle strawberries well, add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice. Fine strain into a flute. Garnish with a slice of strawberry.

Cranachan Cocktail

Cranachan Cocktail image and recipe courtesy of Caorunn Gin

1 1/4 oz. Caorunn Gin

1/2 oz. Calvados

1/2 oz. honey syrup

1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

5 raspberries

3/4 oz. pasteurized egg white

Soda water

Directions: Shake first six ingredients then double strain into a highball glass filled with ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and dust with cinnamon sugar.

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