Ah, Valentine’s Day. What better moment could there be for opening a bottle of wine to share with the one you love the most? This year, instead of turning to a bottle of wine, spice things up with complex, flavorful cocktail and mocktail creations. Not only are the results delicious, you’ll have some bonding time in the kitchen while you shake up these sensual sips.
Below you’ll find the Valentine’s Day cocktails and mocktails of your most romantic dreams, put together with care by contributor Kaitlin Fellers. With lovely ingredients like strawberries, passionfruit, and red wine, how could you deny yourself a drink… or two… or three?
You might think about pairing these cocktails and mocktails with with our Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes for the perfect evening in.
It’s time to pop open the bubbly with your loved one. This year, be a little More Adventurous with our tasty concoction made from the sweet and sour flavors of passionfruit and an extra burst of lemon. This drink is sure to get the romance flowing from the pop of the cork, and onward.
Get ready to cuddle and cozy up to your beloved with our Melt Your Heart Valentine’s Day Cocktail. You’ll fall in love with this hot, sippable surprise combo of white chocolate and tart cherry. It’s sort of like hot chocolate but much better because there’s tequila involved!
Our intimate take on a Whiskey Sour called Two Slow Dancers starts with a base of robust and spicy bourbon or rye before a rush of fruity relief and creamy texture follows. Watch the way the red wine sways and dances around the glass as it floats on top.
This well-balanced Valentine’s Day Cocktail represents the happy couples around the world who balance each other out. There’s an even-Steven give and take expressed in flavors of lemon and strawberry alongside a smooth base of vodka and dry vermouth.
Those abstaining from alcohol can still delight in a special beverage to toast with their beloved on Valentine’s Day. Our Francis Forever Mocktail uses your favorite green tea, delicious, homemade passionfruit syrup, and a squeeze of lemon to help accentuate the flavors.
Mocktails don’t have to taste like a boring glass of soda or flavorless seltzer. Our Chateau Lobby #4 Valentine’s Day Mocktail takes a little extra work to make the homemade vanilla honey syrup. We promise, however, that every step is worth the sweet taste at the end.
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