Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air. It's a day where people all over the world celebrate their love and affection for one another.
For many couples, the day is spent indulging in romantic dinners, exchanging gifts, and enjoying each other's company. And what better way to share your love than with a delicious cocktail?
Whether you're spending the day with your significant other or celebrating with friends, a Valentine's Day cocktail is the perfect way to set the mood. And when it comes to cocktails, gin is always a crowd-pleaser.
Its botanical flavors and crisp finish make it the perfect base for a variety of cocktails. But with so many gin cocktail recipes out there, it can be hard to know where to start.
That's why we've put together a list of the best Valentine's Day gin cocktail recipes. From classic gin and tonics to fruity concoctions, we've got you covered.
Whether you're looking for something sweet, spicy, or simply refreshing, we've got a cocktail for you. So, grab your shaker, put on some romantic music, and get ready to impress your loved one with these delicious gin cocktails.
1. Eeyore's Requiem
Eeyore's Requiem is a mysterious and sexy gin-based cocktail that's perfect for Valentine's Day. It's a complex mix of flavors that comes from a combination of Campari, Cynar, Fernet Branca, and orange bitters.
Despite the combination of bitter ingredients, they blend together beautifully to create a unique and flavorful drink. The deep red color of the cocktail adds to its allure, making it a great choice for a romantic evening with your significant other.
2. Valentine's Day Gin Fizz
The Valentine's Day Gin Fizz is a sweet and refreshing cocktail that's perfect for celebrating the season of love. With its beautiful pink color, this drink is sure to impress your special someone.
Made with fresh strawberries, gin, orange juice, and sparkling water, it's a fruity twist on the classic gin fizz recipe. It's easy to make and can be doubled or tripled for a romantic evening in.
3. Gin Fizz
If you're looking for a refreshing and frothy cocktail to celebrate Valentine's Day, then the Gin Fizz is a must-try. This classic cocktail has been given a makeover with a few drops of red food coloring and rose water for a beautiful floral flavor. The frothy top is created by adding an egg white to the mix, making it a protein-packed cousin to the Tom Collins.
Shake all the ingredients together and strain into your glass for a foamy layered look. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a refreshing and light drink. So, if you're looking to impress your loved one with a unique and delicious cocktail this Valentine's Day, give the Gin Fizz a try.
4. Floral Gin Cocktail
The Floral Gin Cocktail is a perfect drink for a romantic Valentine's Day celebration. This gin-based cocktail is made with blackberries, lemon juice, and a homemade lavender simple syrup, giving it a floral and fruity flavor. The cocktail is served in a coup glass, garnished with a flower, making it look as beautiful as it tastes.
Gin lovers will appreciate the neutral spirit with a touch of sweetness, which goes well with many ingredients and mixers. The cocktail is easy to make and perfect for entertaining guests. Overall, the Floral Gin Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and romantic drink this Valentine's Day.
5. Cranberry – Rhubarb Gin and Tonic Cocktail
If you're looking for a unique and tangy Valentine's Day cocktail, the Cranberry-Rhubarb Gin and Tonic is a must-try. Made with high-quality Pago cranberry juice, gin, tonic, and a homemade rhubarb puree, this cocktail strikes a perfect balance between sweet and bitter flavors.
The ruby-red color of the cocktail makes it a perfect fit for the occasion, and the addition of rhubarb gives it a unique twist that sets it apart from other gin and tonic cocktails. If you're looking to impress your significant other with a delicious and unique cocktail this Valentine's Day, the Cranberry-Rhubarb Gin and Tonic is definitely worth a try.
6. Antique Rose
Looking for a Valentine's Day cocktail that's both visually stunning and deliciously refreshing? Look no further than the Antique Rose! This festive gin cocktail features Empress Gin, which boasts a natural purplish-blue tone and notes of citrus, juniper, rose, and light spice.
Paired with Fever Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit and Gancia Sparkling Moscato Rosé, this cocktail is both sweet and tart, with hints of lime to balance out the flavors. The addition of real rose petals as a garnish adds a romantic touch to this already beautiful drink. Whether you're celebrating with a loved one or enjoying a night in with friends, the Antique Rose is sure to impress.
7. Blossom & Bloom
Looking for a Valentine's Day cocktail that is both elegant and uplifting? Look no further than "Blossom & Bloom" – a floral gin cocktail that is equal parts tart and sweet. This cocktail takes inspiration from the sour cocktail family, with a base of Bloom Gin's Jasmine & Rose infusion, a few dashes of rosewater and bitters, and a balancing sweetener.
An egg white (or vegan aquafaba) adds a silky texture and a gorgeous head of foam. The result is a beautiful pink-hued cocktail that is perfect for a romantic evening or a fun girls' night in. So shake up a Blossom & Bloom and start sipping pretty!
8. Elderflower and Passion Fruit Gin and Tonic
Looking for a refreshing and sweet cocktail to impress your Valentine this year? Look no further than the Elderflower and Passion Fruit Gin and Tonic. This cocktail combines the bitterness of gin and tonic with the sweetness of fresh passion fruit and homemade elderflower syrup.
The floral and tropical flavors make it a perfect choice for a romantic evening. While the recipe calls for skipping the citrus, feel free to add a hint of lemon juice to customize the drink to your liking. Be sure to use quality gin and tonic for the best results. Give this cocktail a try and enjoy a delicious and memorable Valentine's Day with your loved one.
9. Gin and Jam Cocktail
The Gin and Jam Cocktail is a perfect addition to any Valentine's Day celebration. This cocktail is made with only three ingredients, gin, fresh lemon juice, and jam, which makes it easy to prepare. The best part about this cocktail is that you can use any jam flavor you like, making it a versatile drink that can please everyone's taste buds.
The jam and gin combination creates a refreshing and sweet taste that can be enjoyed all year round. This cocktail is perfect for those who want a quick and simple drink that is sure to impress their loved ones. So, if you're looking for a delicious and easy Valentine's Day cocktail, the Gin and Jam Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
10. Rose Water and Gin Cocktail
The Rose Water and Gin Cocktail is a perfect drink for those looking for a unique and refreshing Valentine's Day cocktail. The cocktail is made with a nice botanical gin and a homemade rose water simple syrup that gives it a floral and rosy flavor. The addition of fresh squeezed lemon juice and sparkling water adds a nice balance to the drink.
This cocktail is perfect for any romantic occasion, such as a Valentine's Day date or a bridal shower. The garnishes, such as lemon zest, rose petals, and pink ice cubes, make it a beautiful and charming drink. Overall, the Rose Water and Gin Cocktail is a must-try for those looking for a romantic and refreshing drink.
11. Strawberry Martini
The Strawberry Martini is a perfect Valentine's Day cocktail for those who love fruity and refreshing drinks. Made with fresh strawberries and Lillet, this martini is not your typical one. It can be made with either gin or vodka, depending on your preference. The muddling of the strawberries releases the flavors and infuses the cocktail with fresh fruitiness.
The cocktail is best served in BrüMate MargTini cups, which not only look stylish but also keep your drink cold for hours. The Strawberry Martini is a perfect addition to your Valentine's Day celebrations, whether you're planning a brunch with your friends or a romantic date with your partner.
12. Hibiscus Gin Sour
The Hibiscus Gin Sour is a refreshing and unique cocktail perfect for Valentine's Day. It's a classic sour drink with a twist – dried hibiscus flowers give it a beautiful pink color and a subtle floral flavor.
It's easy to make and great for parties. The use of hibiscus flowers adds a unique flavor and aroma that's sure to impress your guests.
13. Blushing Strawberry Gin and Tonic
The Blushing Strawberry Gin and Tonic is a perfect Valentine's Day cocktail made with fresh strawberry syrup. The sweet and fruity flavor of the syrup complements the crisp and refreshing taste of the gin and tonic.
It's easy to make and can be garnished with a twist of lemon rind, herbs, or fruit. Serve it in any glass of your choice and impress your significant other with your mixology skills.
14. Raspberry Gimlet
The Raspberry Gimlet is a stunning and refreshing gin cocktail that is perfect for Valentine's Day. This three-ingredient cocktail is made with London Dry Gin, raspberry syrup, and lime juice, resulting in a sweet and tart flavor that is sure to impress your loved one.
The beautiful bright red color of the cocktail makes it an ideal choice for a romantic evening. The Raspberry Gimlet is easy to make and can be garnished with extra raspberries for an added touch of elegance. If you're looking for a delicious and visually appealing cocktail to celebrate Valentine's Day, the Raspberry Gimlet is an excellent choice.
15. The Pink Cherry Blossom Maraschino Liqueur Cocktail
"The Pink Cherry Blossom Maraschino Liqueur Cocktail" is a delightful and feminine cocktail perfect for Valentine's Day or any celebration of cherry blossom season. Made with Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur and Gin Lane Victoria Pink Gin 1751, this cocktail has a lightly sweet and citrusy flavor with a subtle hint of cherry.
The Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur adds a refined and subtle cherry essence that perfectly complements the pink gin's gentle spiced flavor. The cocktail is garnished with a Luxardo maraschino cherry and cherry blossoms, making it a visually stunning drink. Overall, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking to add a touch of whimsy and elegance to their Valentine's Day celebrations.
16. Fade to Pink Cocktail
The Fade to Pink Cocktail is a visually stunning and delicious gin and Aperol concoction. It's layered with two different types of gin, giving it a beautiful gradient effect.
The Aperol adds a touch of sweetness and citrusy bitterness that perfectly complements the botanicals in the gin. It's the perfect drink to enjoy on a warm summer day or at a bridal shower.
17. Elderflower Smash
The Elderflower Smash is a refreshing and crisp cocktail that is perfect for Valentine's Day. This gin-based cocktail is infused with the sweet and floral notes of elderflower liqueur, which is complemented by the zing of fresh lemon juice and the herbal bite of gin.
The mint leaves add a refreshing touch to the cocktail, making it a perfect drink to enjoy with your loved one. What's great about this cocktail is that it can be easily customized to suit your taste preferences by adding different flavors. Overall, the Elderflower Smash is a must-try cocktail that is sure to impress your Valentine.
18. The Cardamom Rose Cocktail
If you're looking for a unique and romantic cocktail to impress your Valentine, then The Cardamom Rose Cocktail is definitely worth a try. This Scottish gin-based cocktail is infused with rose petals and cucumber, and spiced up with a toasted cardamom pod and a dash of bitters.
The combination of floral and spicy notes creates a complex and intriguing flavor profile that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you prefer it straight up or over ice, this cocktail is perfect for sipping and savoring with your loved one. So, why not add a touch of sophistication to your Valentine's Day celebration with The Cardamom Rose Cocktail?
19. Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz
Looking for a Valentine's Day cocktail that's both sweet and refreshing? Look no further than the Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz. Made with gin and rose water, this cocktail has a delicate floral flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of fresh strawberries.
And if you're not a fan of gin, don't worry – vodka works just as well in this recipe. Whether you're sipping it with your special someone or enjoying it solo, the Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz is the perfect way to celebrate the season of love.
20. Empress Gin French 75
The Empress Gin French 75 is a stunning and unique gin cocktail that is sure to impress your Valentine. Made with Empress 1908 gin, sparkling wine, lemon juice, and simple syrup, this cocktail has color-changing abilities that will leave your guests in awe.
The butterfly pea blossom in the gin gives it an indigo color that changes to pinkish-purple when mixed with citrus or tonic. The complex flavor profile of this cocktail is perfect for any occasion, from a romantic Valentine's Day dinner to a fun girls' night out. If you're looking for a conversation starter and a delicious cocktail, the Empress Gin French 75 is a must-try.
21. Prosecco and Gin Candy Floss Cocktail
The Prosecco and Gin Candy Floss Cocktail is a delightful pink concoction that is perfect for Valentine's Day. This cocktail is a dessert in itself and is sure to impress your loved one with its unique presentation. The combination of pink gin, pink sparkling wine, and pink candy floss is a match made in heaven.
The addition of an edible flower adds a sprinkle of prettiness to the cocktail. Although candy floss is a fickle beast and disappears as soon as it hits the liquid part of the cocktail, the edible flower softens the blow. This cocktail is perfect for summer garden parties or dinner parties, and it's sure to be a hit with anyone who tries it.
22. Blood Orange Gin Fizz
The Blood Orange Gin Fizz is a perfect cocktail for Valentine's Day. This seasonal gin fizz features a creamy, frothy topping, freshly squeezed blood orange juice, and the perfect bubbly kick. The blood orange brings a touch of sweetness with a slightly tart tang that makes for one delicious cocktail.
The dainty, beautiful cocktail always elevates any occasion and makes a beautiful signature cocktail for a wedding. The frothy topping of egg white and heavy cream adds a velvety texture to the cocktail. The Blood Orange Gin Fizz is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking for a unique and flavorful drink this Valentine's Day.
23. Love Potion
If you're looking for a unique and romantic gin cocktail to impress your loved one this Valentine's Day, then look no further than the Love Potion. Made with Eden Mill's Love Gin, this cocktail is a beautiful blend of floral and berry flavors that are perfectly complemented by the addition of Fever Tree tonic water.
The gin itself is made with a unique recipe that includes marshmallow root, red rose petals, hibiscus flowers, and goji berries, giving it a delicate pink coloring and a beautiful aroma. When served with plump juicy raspberries and a stem of fresh rosemary, the Love Potion is sure to impress and delight your Valentine. So why not try something new this year and give the Love Potion a try?
24. Strawberry Gin Sour
Looking for a Valentine's Day cocktail that's both sweet and strong? Look no further than the Strawberry Gin Sour. This cocktail combines the fruity flavors of fresh strawberries with the smooth taste of gin and elderflower liqueur. The addition of egg white creates a frothy texture that adds a touch of elegance to the drink.
The cocktail is best made with a gin that's not too overpowering, such as Brockman's gin or Classic Pink Gin. For those who don't have elderflower liqueur on hand, elderflower cordial can be used as a substitute. The drink is served in vintage-style coupe glasses with a frosted rim for added charm. The Strawberry Gin Sour is a perfect choice for a romantic evening or a cozy night in.
25. Hibiscus Hanky Panky
If you're looking for a unique and delicious Valentine's Day gin cocktail, the Hibiscus Hanky Panky is definitely worth trying. This classic cocktail gets a Latin twist with the addition of hibiscus, which adds a beautiful pink color and a sweet-tart flavor to the drink.
The combination of gin, sweet vermouth, and fernet is already a winner, but the hibiscus takes it to the next level. Fernet can be an acquired taste, but it works perfectly in this cocktail, adding a refreshing minty-bitter bite. The Hibiscus Hanky Panky is a perfect way to impress your Valentine with your mixology skills and introduce them to a new and exciting cocktail.
26. Blueberry Gin Cocktail
The Blueberry Gin Cocktail is a refreshing and beautiful drink that is perfect for Valentine's Day. This cocktail is a combination of blueberry simple syrup, gin, and tonic water that creates a stunning pink-red color. The blueberry simple syrup adds a sweet and fruity flavor to the gin, making it a great choice for those who enjoy a sweeter cocktail.
This cocktail is perfect for those who want to impress their loved ones with a unique and delicious drink. The Blueberry Gin Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves gin and wants to try something new this Valentine's Day.