15 Fabulous Cocktail Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and there is no time like the present to begin planning how you will be spending the day. Whether you are celebrating with a significant other or planning a friendly get together of singles, we’ve got just the recipe to make your evening festive with these 15 great Valentine cocktails. Ranging in gorgeous shades of scarlet to soft pink, each one makes adulting (with or without a romantic partner) a little more delicious.

 


BLEEDING HEART (serves 6- 8)

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
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.
Image/Recipe credit:  Van Gogh Vodka

 

 

 

SERENADE (serves 6- 8)

2 cups Van Gogh Pomegranate
3 cups lemonade
1/2 cup club soda (or top to taste)
Combine ingredients in a pitcher or punch dispenser with ice. Add lemon wheels for color. Serve over ice with a lemon wedge and mint.
Image/Recipe credit:  Van Gogh Vodka

 

 

 

 

 

LE PUNCH (serves 2)

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
Stir all ingredients together in a mixing glass and pour into two tall glasses. Garnish with a peeled blood orange wheel and orange twist
Image/Recipe credit: Ron Abuelo

 

 

 

 

 

CHOCOLATE COVERED RASPBERRY MARTINI (serves 2)
4 oz. Van Gogh Raspberry
2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate
1 1/2 oz. Crème de cassis
Shake ingredients very well with ice. Strain into two chilled martini glasses. Garnish with raspberries on a pick.
Image/Recipe credit: Van Gogh Vodka

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORBIDDEN FRUIT (serves 2)
4 oz. Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
2 oz. cranberry juice
2 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. apple juice
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.
Image/Recipe credit: Van Gogh Vodka

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUSH APPLE MARTINI
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
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.
Image/Recipe credit: Caorunn Gin

 

 

HONEY BE MINE
1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Vodka
1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water, dissolved)
1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
2 oz. sparkling water
1 strawberry
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.
Image/Recipe credit: Van Gogh Vodka

 

 

 

CAITHNESS COBBLER
1 3/4 oz. Old Pulteney Stroma Liqueur
4 blackberries
1/4 oz. Crème De Mure
3/4 oz. Port
1/4 oz. Vanilla syrup
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.
Image/Recipe credit: Old Pulteney

 

 

 

 

 

HONEY POMPOM
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, dissolved)
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake very well with ice and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Image credit: Van Gogh Vodka
Recipe: Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

 

 

 

 

 

GOODNESS ROSE
2 oz. Caorunn Gin
1 barspoon Raspberry jam
5 drops Rose water
3 drops Orange bitters
1 1/4 oz. Pink grapefruit juice
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.
Image/Recipe credit: Caorunn Gin

 

 

 

 

LOVIN’ THE BLUES
2 oz. Van Gogh Açai-Blueberry Vodka
1/2 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water, dissolved)
5 blueberries
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.
Image credit: Van Gogh Vodka
Recipe: Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

 

 

 

 

 

LBD MINT ROSÉ
4 oz. of LBD Rosé
1/2 oz. of Elderflower Liqueur
4 fresh mint leaves
3/4 oz. simple syrup
In a shaker muddle mint with simple syrup. Add ice. Add raspberries to stemless wine glass. Pour all ingredients over raspberries.
Image/Recipe credit: LBD Wines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BOUDOIR
1 oz. Ron Abuelo 7 Años
3/4 oz. Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka
1 oz. Sparkling Wine
1 tsp Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 tsp Homemade Grenadine
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker mixed with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a brandied cherry.
Image credit: Ron Abuelo
Recipe: Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

 

 

 

 

 

WEE PINK ROSE
1 1/4oz. 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
Muddle strawberries well, add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice. Fine strain into a flute. Garnish with a slice of strawberry.
Image/Recipe credit: Caorunn Gin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRANACHAN COCKTAIL
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
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.
Image/Recipe credit: Caorunn Gin