Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air.
Whether you're planning a romantic evening with your significant other or a fun night out with your friends, one thing is for sure: you'll need some delicious cocktails to set the mood.
But let's face it, not everyone is a mixologist. Coming up with the perfect cocktail recipe can be intimidating, especially when you're trying to impress someone special.
That's why we've done the hard work for you and compiled a list of the best Valentine's Day craft cocktail recipes.
From fruity and refreshing to rich and indulgent, these cocktails are sure to delight your taste buds and make your heart skip a beat.
So whether you're sipping on a cocktail at home or enjoying one at your favorite bar, these recipes are perfect for any occasion.
So why not get creative this Valentine's Day? Surprise your loved one with a homemade cocktail that's as delicious as it is romantic.
Or gather your friends and toast to the love that surrounds us all. Whatever your plans are, these craft cocktail recipes are sure to make your Valentine's Day a little bit sweeter.
1. Cupid's Cocktail
If you're looking for a fun and bubbly cocktail to celebrate Valentine's Day, then you should definitely try "Cupid's Cocktail". This drink is a perfect combination of champagne and strawberries, making it a sweet and fruity choice for the occasion. The cocktail is served in a flute glass, which allows for the bubbles to stay fresh longer and creates a nice layering of all the different cocktail components.
The recipe also includes some fun add-ons like star-struck arrows with strawberries, pomegranate seeds, and pink vodka ice cubes. Overall, "Cupid's Cocktail" is a great choice for anyone looking to add some love, hearts, and all things pink and red to their Valentine's Day celebration.
2. Eeyore's Requiem
"Eeyore's Requiem" is a Valentine's Day Craft Cocktail that is sure to impress. This gin-based cocktail is a perfect blend of bitter and sweet flavors, thanks to the addition of Campari, Cynar, Fernet Branca, and orange bitters. The deep red color of the cocktail adds to its allure, making it a great choice for a romantic evening.
Created by Toby Maloney of Chicago’s Violet Hour, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and complex drink. Don't be intimidated by the ingredients, as they blend together beautifully, resulting in a surprisingly smooth and delicious cocktail. If you're looking for a Valentine's Day cocktail that is both sexy and mysterious, "Eeyore's Requiem" is the perfect choice.
3. Chocolate Cherry Cognac Old Fashioned
The Chocolate Cherry Cognac Old Fashioned is a perfect Valentine's Day cocktail for those who prefer a strong and spirit-forward drink. Made with high-quality crème de cacao and top-notch cognac, this cocktail offers a rich and authentic chocolate flavor that is nicely balanced with vanilla.
The cherry bitters add a fruity twist to the drink, making it a perfect sip for a romantic evening. The cocktail is served in a brandy balloon, which adds an extra touch of elegance and sophistication. If you're looking for a Valentine's Day cocktail that is not overly sweet but still packs a punch, the Chocolate Cherry Cognac Old Fashioned is definitely worth a try.
4. Love Martini
The Love Martini is a perfect Valentine's Day cocktail that is sure to impress your significant other. The beautiful color of the cocktail is just the beginning of its appeal. The combination of coconut rum, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice creates a sweet and tart taste that is perfectly balanced.
What makes this cocktail even better is that it doesn't need any extra sugar, it's perfect as is. The Love Martini is a triple threat drink – beautiful, delicious, and easy. If you're looking for a romantic cocktail to serve on Valentine's Day, the Love Martini is definitely worth trying.
5. Mojito Raspberry With Pink Cranberry
Looking for a delicious and refreshing cocktail to serve at your Valentine's Day party? Look no further than the Mojito Raspberry With Pink Cranberry. This pink cocktail is perfect for the occasion and is sure to impress your guests. Made with fresh raspberries, Ocean Spray Pink Cranberry Juice, and fresh mint, this cocktail is light, not too sweet, and incredibly refreshing.
It's the perfect way to bring a bit of summer sunshine into your winter day. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this delicious cocktail with your loved ones. And, if you're looking for more cocktail ideas, be sure to check out the other great options in our article.
6. Red Velvet Cocktail
The Red Velvet Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking to add a touch of romance to their Valentine's Day celebration. This sweet and creamy drink is a lovely accompaniment to classic Valentine's Day treats like chocolate-covered strawberries or chocolates. Its vibrant red color and delicious flavors make it a perfect addition to any Valentine's Day party or a romantic evening with your special someone.
The cocktail is made with only four simple ingredients, making it incredibly easy to make at home. The cream cheese frosting rimmed glass adds a delicious touch to the drink, making it even more irresistible. Overall, the Red Velvet Cocktail is a delicious and fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved ones.
7. Raspberry Lemon Drop Cocktail
The Raspberry Lemon Drop Cocktail is a perfect Valentine's Day drink for those who love a sweet and sour combination. This cocktail is made with only three ingredients, including raspberry liqueur, which adds a beautiful pink color to the drink. The sweetness of the raspberry liqueur eliminates the need for triple sec and simple syrup, making it a quick and easy drink to make.
The cocktail is shaken and strained into a martini glass, and the rim of the glass can be decorated with red and silver sugar for a festive touch. The drink is perfect for a romantic night in, and it's sure to impress your significant other. Try this cocktail and add some sweetness to your Valentine's Day celebration!
8. Love Potion #9 Triple Berry Pomegranate Martini
Love Potion #9 Triple Berry Pomegranate Martini is a perfect Valentine's Day cocktail that is sure to impress your loved one. This delicious martini is made with Chambord black raspberry liqueur, strawberry vodka, and pomegranate juice, giving it a sweet and fruity taste.
The addition of dry ice creates a stunning visual effect that makes this cocktail a showstopper. However, it is essential to handle dry ice safely and wait for it to dissolve before consuming the drink. Overall, Love Potion #9 Triple Berry Pomegranate Martini is a fun and festive cocktail that will make your Valentine's Day celebration extra special.
9. Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini
The Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini is a perfect drink for those who want to celebrate Valentine's Day in a unique way. Made with just five ingredients, this cocktail combines the classic flavors of chocolate and strawberry to create a sweet and romantic drink. The creamy and sweet taste of the martini is perfect for those who have a sweet tooth.
The best part is that it's easy to make and can be made in advance, making it a convenient choice for Valentine's Day celebrations. If you're looking for a drink that will impress your significant other, then the Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini is definitely worth trying.
10. French Martini
The French Martini is a delightful twist on the classic martini, perfect for Valentine's Day. Made with gin, vermouth, raspberry liqueur, and pineapple juice, this cocktail is a sweet and fruity treat that will have your taste buds dancing.
The use of raspberry liqueur gives it a lovely pink hue, making it a perfect drink to enjoy with your significant other. While any gin can be used, a lighter and more floral gin is recommended to complement the sweet fruits. The French Martini is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to impress their loved one this Valentine's Day.
11. Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
Looking for a Valentine's Day cocktail that's both fruity and boozy? Look no further than the Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail.
This seasonal drink is a perfect mix of tart cranberry juice, smooth bourbon, and just the right amount of sweetness. It's a great option for those who want a cocktail that's not too sweet, but still has a fruity kick.
The Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail is also versatile, as it can easily be modified into a mocktail for those who prefer a non-alcoholic option.
Plus, it's a great option for winter evenings or holiday parties.
Overall, the Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail is a delicious and well-balanced drink that's sure to impress your Valentine.
12. The Cardamom Rose Cocktail
Looking for a unique and flavorful Valentine's Day cocktail? Look no further than "The Cardamom Rose Cocktail." This craft cocktail combines the floral flavors of rose and cucumber with the warm spice of cardamom and a dash of bitters for a complex and satisfying sip.
Made with a Scottish gin that's infused with rose petals and cucumber, this cocktail is a perfect way to impress your Valentine with your mixology skills. Whether served straight up or over ice, "The Cardamom Rose Cocktail" is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves a creative and delicious drink. Don't miss out on this exciting example of the craft cocktail movement!
13. Strawberry Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail
If you're looking for a Valentine's Day cocktail that's both beautiful and delicious, the Strawberry Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail is a must-try. The combination of sweet elderflower liqueur, tangy citrus, and fresh strawberries creates a refreshing and romantic drink that's perfect for the occasion.
Plus, the foam on top adds a touch of elegance that will impress your loved one. Whether you're a gin or vodka fan, this cocktail can be customized to your liking. So, why not surprise your special someone with this lovely drink?
14. Strawberry Champagne
Looking for a Valentine's Day cocktail that's both sweet and bubbly? Look no further than the Strawberry Champagne! This cocktail is made with homemade strawberry simple syrup and your choice of champagne.
It's a crisp and refreshing drink that's perfect for celebrating with your loved one. The recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to your liking. Whether you prefer a sweeter or drier champagne, the Strawberry Champagne is sure to impress. So why not give it a try this Valentine's Day?
15. Framboise Champagne Cocktail
Looking for a simple yet elegant cocktail to impress your Valentine this year? Look no further than the Framboise Champagne Cocktail! This delightful drink combines the sweetness of raspberry beer with the bubbly goodness of champagne for a perfectly balanced and refreshing sip.
The raspberry lambic is essential to achieving the brilliant raspberry flavor, so be sure to pick up Lindeman's Framboise Lambic for the best results. While it's a great choice for Valentine's Day, this cocktail is versatile enough to enjoy year-round for any special occasion or just because. Try it out and see for yourself why the Framboise Champagne Cocktail is quickly becoming a new favorite among cocktail enthusiasts.
16. Elderflower and Passion Fruit Gin and Tonic
Looking for a Valentine's Day cocktail that's both sweet and refreshing? Look no further than the Elderflower and Passion Fruit Gin and Tonic. This cocktail combines the bitter bite of gin and tonic with the sweetness of fresh passion fruit and homemade elderflower syrup. The result is a floral and tropical drink that's perfect for a romantic dinner.
While most gin and tonics include citrus flavors, this recipe skips the lemon juice in favor of the elderflower syrup's natural lemon notes. If you're looking for a unique and feminine cocktail to impress your Valentine, the Elderflower and Passion Fruit Gin and Tonic is a must-try.
17. Twinkle Champagne Cocktail
The Twinkle Champagne Cocktail is a perfect addition to your Valentine's Day celebration. This light and delicately flavored drink is made with champagne, vodka, and elderflower cordial, giving it a fruity surprise that will make your night sparkle with delight. The cocktail is inspired by the popular TV show, Downton Abbey, and is a great way to add a little sophistication to your Valentine's Day festivities.
The recipe is easy to follow, and the ingredients are readily available at local liquor stores or online retailers like Amazon. The Twinkle Champagne Cocktail is a perfect way to impress your loved one and add a little twinkle to your Valentine's Day celebration.
18. Lemoncello + Lavender Cocktail
Looking for a unique and refreshing Valentine's Day cocktail? Look no further than the Lemoncello + Lavender Cocktail. This drink is a perfect blend of citrusy limoncello and floral lavender, creating a taste that is both sweet and tangy. The addition of tonic water adds a refreshing fizz, making this cocktail perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening.
Whether you're looking for a drink to share with your significant other or to enjoy with friends, the Lemoncello + Lavender Cocktail is sure to impress. So why not give it a try and add a little bit of Italian charm to your Valentine's Day celebration?
19. Fade to Pink Cocktail
If you're looking for a stunning and refreshing Valentine's Day cocktail, look no further than the "Fade to Pink Cocktail." This gin and Aperol-based drink is not only delicious but also visually stunning, with layers of pink and purple thanks to the use of Empress Gin and Bloody Shiraz Gin.
The tangy and complex flavors of the gin and Aperol are perfectly balanced with the sweetness and bitterness of the other ingredients, making for a truly unique and delightful drinking experience. Whether you're celebrating with your significant other or having a Galentine's Day party with your friends, the "Fade to Pink Cocktail" is sure to impress.
20. Amaretto Sunrise
Looking for a sweet and bubbly cocktail to impress your Valentine? Look no further than the Amaretto Sunrise! This delicious cocktail combines the flavors of homemade amaretto, triple sec, and grenadine, with a splash of citrus sparkling water for a light and refreshing finish.
Add a touch of half & half for a creamy twist, and you've got a perfect Valentine's Day treat. Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or a beginner bartender, the Amaretto Sunrise is a must-try cocktail for any Valentine's Day celebration. So why not give it a try and impress your special someone with this delicious craft cocktail?
21. Bloody White Russian
If you're looking for a unique and delicious Valentine's Day craft cocktail, the Bloody White Russian is a must-try. This cocktail is a twist on the classic White Russian, with pomegranate liqueur and grenadine replacing the traditional coffee liqueur. The addition of grenadine gives the drink a "bloody" red color, making it perfect for a Valentine's Day themed cocktail.
Grenadine also adds a sweet flavor to the drink. This cocktail is simple to make with only five ingredients, making it a great option for a romantic night in. If you're looking to impress your Valentine with a unique and delicious cocktail, the Bloody White Russian is definitely worth a try.
22. Winter Citrus Sour
Looking for a Valentine's Day cocktail that's both refreshing and tart? Look no further than the Winter Citrus Sour. This craft cocktail uses grapefruit and lemon to create a bright and floral gin sour that's perfect for sipping on a chilly winter day.
The subtle gin flavor and blush color make it a great choice for a romantic evening in. Plus, with its easy and quick preparation, you can spend more time enjoying your company and less time playing bartender. Give the Winter Citrus Sour a try and let your taste buds be pleasantly surprised.
23. Elderflower Smash
The Elderflower Smash is a perfect Valentine's Day Craft Cocktail for those who love a fresh and crisp drink. This cocktail combines the sweet and floral notes of elderflower liqueur with the herbal bite of gin, fresh lemon juice, and bitters. The mint is muddled to give it a refreshing taste. This cocktail is perfect for those who love elderflower flavor and want to try something new.
It's a great drink to enjoy during happy hour or a romantic evening with your loved one. The variations of this cocktail are endless, and you can experiment with different flavors to create your own unique twist. If you're looking for a refreshing and delicious drink to enjoy this Valentine's Day, the Elderflower Smash is a must-try!
24. Kir Royale Cocktail
The Kir Royale is a French sparkling Champagne cocktail with crème de cassis, a black currant liqueur that adds a beautiful red hue to the drink.
Topped with Champagne, it's both luxurious and easy to make. Garnish with raspberries or black currants for an extra touch of romance. Any Champagne or dry sparkling wine will work for this recipe.
25. Raspberry Love Valentine's Day Cocktail
The Raspberry Love Valentine's Day Cocktail is a perfect blend of bourbon, Chambord Raspberry liqueur, and lemon-lime soda. This cocktail is a great way to celebrate your love with your special someone. The tart fruit flavor of Chambord pairs well with the caramel flavors of the bourbon, giving it hints of dark chocolate.
The bubbly added in cuts the richness, making it a perfect drink to enjoy with a cheese board for two and some chocolate for dessert. The Raspberry Love Couples Cocktail is a must-try for all bourbon lovers.
26. Strawberry Gin Sour
The Strawberry Gin Sour is a perfect Valentine's Day cocktail that combines the sweetness of strawberries with the boldness of gin. The addition of elderflower liqueur and lime juice gives it a unique twist, making it a refreshing and satisfying drink.
The egg white adds a frothy texture to the cocktail, making it even more appealing. This cocktail is perfect for those who love fruity and refreshing drinks. Give it a try and impress your significant other this Valentine's Day!
27. White Winter Cosmopolitan Cocktail
The White Winter Cosmopolitan Cocktail is a unique twist on the classic Cosmopolitan. Its secret ingredient is white cranberry juice, which gives it a crystal-clear appearance and a bold fruity flavor.
The cocktail is fairly sweet and crisp, with a garnish of red roses that makes it perfect for Valentine's Day. If you're looking for a fun and easy-to-make cocktail, the White Winter Cosmopolitan Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
28. French 75 Cocktail
The French 75 Cocktail is a classic and elegant drink that is perfect for Valentine's Day. This bubbly cocktail is made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne. It has a crisp and citrusy taste that is balanced by the sweetness of the simple syrup.
The drink is named after a powerful field gun used by the French during World War I, and it has a rich history that dates back to early 20th century Paris. The French 75 is perfect for toasting a special occasion, such as Valentine's Day, and is sure to impress your loved one. So, if you want to add a touch of sophistication to your Valentine's Day celebration, be sure to try the French 75 Cocktail.
29. Blood Orange Pisco Sour
Looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to impress your Valentine? Look no further than the Blood Orange Pisco Sour! This beautiful drink combines the distinct raspberry-citrus flavor of blood orange with pisco and egg white to create a stunning and tasty cocktail.
Finish it off with a shake of orange bitters and a slice of blood orange for the perfect Valentine's Day drink. Not only is this cocktail visually stunning, but the combination of flavors is sure to impress your loved one. Don't miss out on this delicious and unique craft cocktail!
30. Strawberry Vodka Cocktail
The Strawberry Vodka Cocktail is a perfect drink for Valentine's Day. This simple yet delicious cocktail combines the sweetness of strawberry puree with the kick of vodka and citrus juice. It's a refreshing twist on the classic strawberry daiquiri, and it's sure to impress your date.
The combination of flavors is perfectly balanced, making it a great choice for those who love fruity cocktails. If you're looking for a romantic drink to share with your significant other, the Strawberry Vodka Cocktail is a must-try.