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What are you doing this Valentine’s Day? Are you hoping to woo or impress someone special with your bartending skills? While wine and chocolate may be romance basics, sharing cocktails can be more special than just uncorking a bottle of red.

Our guide to the best romantic drinks will help you have a special night with your beloved. We’ve organized the recipes into the following categories to help you find the right match for your evening plans.

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The Rose Drink
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  • 2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 oz cherry brandy
  • 1 oz natural raspberry syrup brandied cherry for garnish
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  • 2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 oz cherry brandy
  • 1 oz natural raspberry syrup brandied cherry for garnish
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  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with brandied cherry.

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POIRE ROYALE D'AMOUR
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  • 1 1/2 oz spiced pear vodka
  • 1/4 oz pear brandy
  • 1/4 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz looza pear nectar
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  • 1 1/2 oz spiced pear vodka
  • 1/4 oz pear brandy
  • 1/4 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz looza pear nectar
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  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a thin slice of bosc pear.

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LIMONCELLO CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
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  • 1/4 cup limoncello
  • 1 cup chilled champagne
  • 4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar plus additional for dipping champagne flutes
  • Garnish-lemon peel from 1 lemon and 1 lemon wedge
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  • 1/4 cup limoncello
  • 1 cup chilled champagne
  • 4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar plus additional for dipping champagne flutes
  • Garnish-lemon peel from 1 lemon and 1 lemon wedge
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  1. In a blender, combine limocello, mint, sugar and lemon peel strips.
  2. Blend for 10 seconds until mint is finely chopped and lemon peel is coarsely chopped.
  3. Strain into small cup; discard solids. Run lemon wedge around rim of 2 champage flutes, then dip rims into sugar.
  4. Divide limoncello mixture and lemon juice between flutes. Top with champagne.

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BÉSAME DRINK
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  • 1 1/2 oz Agavero tequila liqueur
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 5-6 raspberries
  • passion fruit juice dash of chambord liqueur
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  • 1 1/2 oz Agavero tequila liqueur
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 5-6 raspberries
  • passion fruit juice dash of chambord liqueur
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  1. Muddle limes and raspberries in a highball glass
  2. Add Agavero, then top with passion fruit juice and splash of Chambord
  3. Transfer into a coctail shaker with ice to mix
  4. Strain back into the highball glass

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SAINT VALENTINE
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  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1/2 oz grand marnier
  • 1/4 oz chambord or cherry liqueur
  • 2 oz chilled peach juice
  • Garnish-3 maraschino cherries and orange spiral
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  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1/2 oz grand marnier
  • 1/4 oz chambord or cherry liqueur
  • 2 oz chilled peach juice
  • Garnish-3 maraschino cherries and orange spiral
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  1. Chill cocktail glass in freezer for 5 minutes
  2. In a cocktail shaker with ice, mix all ingredients except garnish.
  3. Shake, then strain into coctail glass. Garnish with the orange zest twist.

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ROMEO & JULIET
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  • 1 1/2 oz silver tequila
  • 1/2 oz grand marnier
  • 1/4 oz chambord or cherry liqueur
  • 2 oz chilled peach juice
  • Garnish-3 maraschino cherries and orange spiral
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  • 1 1/2 oz silver tequila
  • 1/2 oz grand marnier
  • 1/4 oz chambord or cherry liqueur
  • 2 oz chilled peach juice
  • Garnish-3 maraschino cherries and orange spiral
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  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, mix tequila, Grand Marnier, liqueur and peach juice.
  2. Strain into large martini glass
  3. Skewer three cherries on a swizzle stick and lay across the lip.
  4. Finish with orange spiral overhanging the lip of the glass

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LOVE POTION
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  • 3 oz TY KU Sake Black
  • 2 oz blackberry puree
  • 1 oz lillet blanc
  • Garish-rose petal and hibiscus flower
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  • 3 oz TY KU Sake Black
  • 2 oz blackberry puree
  • 1 oz lillet blanc
  • Garish-rose petal and hibiscus flower
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  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into cocktail glass rimmed with hibiscus flower
  3. Garnish with red rose petal

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CRAZY FOR YOU
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  • 1 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 2-3 oz pomegranate juice
  • 2 oz champagne
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  • 1 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 2-3 oz pomegranate juice
  • 2 oz champagne
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Instructions
  1. Combine gin and pomegranate juice in a shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled flute
  3. Top with champagne

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BETWEEN THE SHEETS
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  • 1 oz cognac
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
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  • 1 oz cognac
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
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Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice
  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Flame an orange peel over rim of glass and discard before serving.

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PINK GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA
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  • 1 cup white tequila
  • 1 cup triple sec
  • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 4 limes
  • 2 cup ice
  • optional-lime wedges and kosher salt
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  • 1 cup white tequila
  • 1 cup triple sec
  • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 4 limes
  • 2 cup ice
  • optional-lime wedges and kosher salt
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  1. To salt, the rim of the glasses, rub the lime around the edge of the glass, then dip each glass in a plate of kosher salt.
  2. In a blender, puree triple sec, grapefruit juice, lime juice and ice
  3. Pour into large pitcher and stir in tequila
  4. Tip: If you're not serving the margaritas in salted glasses, stir 1/4 teaspoon of salt into the pitcher of margaritas.

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Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss
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  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup amaretto
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • ice cubes
  • Clementines, peeled and separated into segments
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  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup amaretto
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • ice cubes
  • Clementines, peeled and separated into segments
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  1. Mix vodka, amaretto, cranberry juice and orange juice in pitcher
  2. cover and chill until ready to serve
  3. Make 2 drinks at a time: Fill cocktail shaker with ice and 1 cup of mixture.
  4. Shake and strain into 2 martini glasses
  5. Garnish with clementine

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Salted Caramel Indulgence
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  • 1 1/2 oz EFFEN salted Caramel Vodka
  • 1/4 oz DeKuyper Créme de Cacao Dark Liqueur
  • 1 oz half and half
  • Splash of simple syrup
  • Garnish: salted caramel marshmallows and milk chocolate
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  • 1 1/2 oz EFFEN salted Caramel Vodka
  • 1/4 oz DeKuyper Créme de Cacao Dark Liqueur
  • 1 oz half and half
  • Splash of simple syrup
  • Garnish: salted caramel marshmallows and milk chocolate
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  1. In a cocktail shaker of ice, combine ingredients until frothy and chilled.
  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish.

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Mrs Robinson
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  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup whole coffee beans
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 tbsp Kahlua
  • Garnish: whipped cream and copped chocolate-covered coffee beans
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  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup whole coffee beans
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 tbsp Kahlua
  • Garnish: whipped cream and copped chocolate-covered coffee beans
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  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, cream, and whole coffee beans.
  2. Bring to a simmer, turn off heat, cover and steep beans for 1 hour.
  3. Strain liquid and return to saucepan; discard beans
  4. Bring mixture back to a simmer, add chocolate and whisk until incorporated.
  5. Remove from heat; whisk in Kahlua. Pour into 2 cups and garnish.

Flirty Cocktails: From the seductive raspberry to aphrodisiac pear to celebratory champagne, flirty cocktails are a delicious way to demonstrate your affection.

Roses Are Red: A red rose symbolizes passion, desire and love. These red-colored cocktails keep your drinks a part of romantic traditions dating back to the ancient goddesses Aphrodite and Venus.

In the Mood for Lovin’: A romantic evening can spark attraction and excitement. Keep the fire of love burning with these sexy cocktails.

A Cupid-Themed Party: A Valentine’s party is a great way to celebrate the love of friends and family. Enjoy conversation, camaraderie, and laughs by sharing these cocktails that are geared toward a crowd.

Dessert Drinks: If the box of chocolate truffles is not enough, these dessert drink recipes can add even more indulgence to your Valentine’s Day.

With enticing flavors ranging from pomegranate to caramel, we hope you’ll find something in our guide that suits your taste buds.

Download this printable recipe guide for all of these romantic Valentine’s Day drinks!

And for those who are still stocking their bar supplies, here’s a helpful tip if you don’t yet own a cocktail shaker: You can use two-pint glasses. Add all your ingredients to one glass, and then cap it by inverting the second glass. Shake as you would a standard shaker, being sure to keep a grip on both top and bottom glasses. To break the seal, just tilt the top cup. Slightly part the two glasses to pour the drink while holding back the ice.

We’re sure your bartending skills are impressive but don’t try to go overboard with any of the flair tricks you saw Tom Cruise do in the movie “Cocktail.” Unless you’re experienced in these flashy maneuvers, you might end up with drinks on the ceiling and not in the glasses. Most people find smooth confidence more attractive than flashy tricks anyway.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! We hope you have a special holiday.

 

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