10 Lovely Valentine's Day Cocktails to Spark the Romance

Dreamy Drinks for a Memorable Evening

Kir Royale

Claire Cohen

Planning a romantic dinner this Valentine's Day? Great drinks can complement your meal and allow you to impress your valentine by showing off your cocktail mixing skills. The recipes are easy to follow and include many of our favorite aphrodisiacs like chocolate and strawberry.

Have fun by embellishing your drinks with garnishes that fit the mood. Carve fruit into heart shapes, dip strawberries in chocolate, adorn them with candies, or add a single flower. They're all lovely additions.

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    Blushing Geisha

    TyKu's Blushing Geisha Cocktail
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    A sexy little cocktail, the blushing geisha is the perfect fit for any special occasion. It's sweet, fruity, and is kissed with a hint of rose.

    This light cocktail features the aphrodisiac-filled Ty Ku liqueur, which includes pomegranate, honeydew, yuzu, and Asian pear. It's a fantastic base for the pomegranate juice and rose nectar, creating a beautiful drink that you will love to share.​

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    Figgy Sparkler

    Figgy Sparkler Cocktail
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    What would Valentine's Day be without Champagne? For a truly unique and intriguing drink featuring your favorite sparkling wine, we suggest the figgy sparkler

    This simple recipe pairs figs and cranberries with vodka and Prosecco. If you like, infuse your vodka with fig to enhance the fruit's flavor and ramp up this love potion's intoxicating qualities.

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    The Brogue

    The Brogue Cocktail
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    For whiskey lovers, the brogue is a fine choice. It focuses on the contrast between a smooth single malt scotch and the delicate floral flavor of lavender.

    In reality, this recipe is little more than an enhanced rusty nail and it's a true delight. The homemade lavender honey syrup is easy to make and when it and a hint of citrus hit that classic combo of scotch and Drambuie, the real magic happens.

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    Red Lotus

    Red Lotus Cocktail - Easy Vodka Cocktail Recipe
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    Lychee is a lesser-known aphrodisiac, though this small Asian fruit can make a real splash in romantic cocktails. The red lotus is a simple drink that shows it off in splendid style.

    You won't need any special bartending skills and anyone can mix up this easy highball. If you love a vodka cranberry (aka cape codder), then this drink is right up your alley. All you need are vodka, lychee liqueur, and cranberry juice.

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    Floating on Cloud Nine

    Floating on Cloud 9
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    When a sweet, dreamy drink is on your mind, few can rival this recipe. It is a dessert within itself and is sure to have you and your valentine floating on cloud nine.

    The only drawback is that you have to deal with the whirl of a blender. That is only momentary, though, and the mix of whipped cream vodka in a creamy, strawberry smoothie is worth it.

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    Amarula & Eve

    Amarula & Eve Cocktail
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    For an exotic vodka martini, it's hard to beat the Amarula & Eve. It is a wonderful blend of fruit flavors and the ideal pairing for nearly any type of cuisine you could think of.

    The highlight of this recipe is Amarula Cream Liqueur, made from the love-inducing African marula fruit. It is paired with your favorite citrus vodka and lychee and grapefruit juices, resulting in a most delightful drink.​

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    Berry Sweetheart

    Berry Sweetheart Non-alcoholic Mixed Drink
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    So sweet and so innocent, we cannot help but throw a mocktail into the mix. After all, every lover deserves a great drink and not everyone imbibes.

    The berry sweetheart is a simple and delightful combination of cranberry, apple, and honey. It mixes up quickly and would also be a charming way to start the day if you're thinking of breakfast in bed.

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    Kir and Kir Royale

    Kir Royale

    Claire Cohen

    The Kir is a timeless wine cocktail and it is an enchanting and simple addition to any lover's celebration. The focus is on the taste of blackcurrant, another hidden gem in the aphrodisiac line up.

    The Kir and Kir Royal are the perfect additions to your drink roster. The recipe is quite simple, just pour creme de cassis into a wine glass and top it with your favorite white wine. If you choose Champagne, then you have a Kir Royale.

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    Love Potion #9

    Love Potion #9 Cocktail
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    Madame Ruth's love potion has nothing on this blend. Think boozy strawberry smoothie with a hint of chocolate and you will have an idea of what goes into the Love Potion #9.

    For this luscious drink, you can choose between clear, vanilla, or strawberry vodka, though the latter seems the best choice for this occasion. Add some chocolate liqueur, strawberries, and vanilla ice cream and give it a whirl.

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    Fruity cocktail with flower on table
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    The name says it all because bésame is Spanish for "kiss me." Its star ingredient is Agavero, a tequila-based liqueur flavored with the essence of the Damiana flower.

    A fruity, refreshing drink, you'll start off with muddled raspberries and lime. Top that with passion fruit juice, Agavero, and Chambord and it may just win you that kiss you desire.