Make your sweetheart’s dreams come true with one of these Valentine’s Day cocktails.
Roses are red, violets are blue, celebrate love with a cocktail or two!
Okay, that was cheesy. But the sentiment is not.
You could always go the bottle of wine route with dinner, but a cocktail to start the night or to enjoy with dessert is always a winner.
Tips for picking a Valentine’s Day cocktail
- Pick your date’s favorite spirit. This is an easy one, but find out what they prefer: gin, vodka, tequila, wine, champagne, bourbon — there are so many options to make a drink they’ll love. When in doubt, go for something vodka-based as it’s more of a clean slate that can handle other flavors.
- Make it colorful. Red or pink are surefire colors for drinks that are perfectly festive for Valentine’s Day. Berries are a great way to naturally color your drinks, or you could go for a rosy spirit like Chambord or even rosé wine.
- Pick the right glassware. Nothing says fancy like getting out the pretty martini glasses you never use.
- Dress it up. Add some red or pink embellishments to up-level your drink. Rose petals, paper straws, fresh berries, even a cute heart-shaped drink stirrer are all great ways to garnish your drinks.
I rounded up 16 lovable libations you can enjoy with your sweetheart for a Valentine’s Day date night. Or any time, for that matter!
Any of the drinks below would be a great way to say “I love you.” I hope you and your love try something new and find a new favorite! Which one will you try first? // susannah