Valentine’s Day cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate Cupid’s special day. From cocktails with champagne and vodka to virgin drinks for those that want something special without any alcohol.
We’ve collected twenty-one different cocktail recipes that exude romance, whether you’re celebrating with someone special or a group of friends.
Valentine’s Day Cocktails With Champagne
1. Strawberries & Champagne Margarita
Is there a Valentine’s Day cocktail more popular than champagne with a luscious strawberry? This is a bit of a different spin on a favorite romantic cocktail. Start with fresh strawberries that you puree in a blender. Fresh fruit is best, but frozen will work in a pinch. If you want, strain for a smoother texture, but it’s not necessary.
Next, add the tequila, sparkling wine, lime juice, and triple sec. Stir and pour into a margarita glass garnished with a rim of pink sugar.
You could also substitute cranberry juice for the strawberries for a cranberry margarita if strawberries aren’t your thing.
2. Cupid’s Cocktail
This Cupid’s Cocktail is luscious, fruity, and refreshing. Bubbly is combined with grapefruit juice, vodka, and pomegranate seeds. Then it’s garnished with a nice big, juicy strawberry.
This recipe calls for pink food dye, which adds a wonderful pinkish hue for Valentine’s Day, but it’s easy enough to skip if you don’t want to use it.
3. Edinburgh Rose Romantic Cocktail
One sip of this, and you’ll realize you’ve found your favorite romantic cocktail. This recipe combines Asti Spumante or sparkling pink Moscato, Hendrick’s Gin (because it’s infused with rose petals), lychee juice, and what we assumed to be either raspberry syrup or raspberry liqueur. We used the Chambord, which is a French berry liqueur.
Mix together and top with fresh raspberries to serve. This cocktail is both sweet and refreshing.
4. Sparkling Winter Champagne Sangria
When it comes to Valentine’s Day cocktails, we’re big fans of the classic sparkling cranberry sangria. We love this cocktail recipe by Cook Nourish Bliss.
Bubbly is paired with white wine (but you could use red wine instead), wonderful spices, cranberry juice, brandy, and fruit. We like to add nice slices of blood orange and fresh cranberries. Then garnish each cocktail glass with an orange twist when serving this party favorite.
5. Kir Royale
The Kir Royale is a classic cocktail that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. Bubbly and Creme de Cassis or raspberry liqueur are the only two ingredients you need. Serve in a beautiful flute with a fresh raspberry on top. Perfection!
Tequila Valentine’s Day Cocktails
6. Conversation Heart Margarita
Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day classic, and now you can turn them into a fun cocktail. Mix Tequila with the usual margarita ingredients, like lime juice from freshly squeezed lime, then add in strawberry schnapps (strawberry vodka would work in a pinch) and lemon-lime soda.
The fun comes with a rim of crushed conversation hearts, plus a few of the little heart-shaped candies sprinkled into this fun drink!
7. Sparkling Tequila Cocktail
You’re going to love this simple but delicious valentine’s day cocktail. Tequila, pink sparkling wine, and crushed ice make this an easy, perfect cocktail for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Add tiny candy hearts to garnish for a fun touch.
8. Spicy Lover Margarita
This is an unexpected twist on Valentine’s Day cocktails that’s hard not to love. Fresh blueberries, lime juice, and tequila make a tasty but unassuming base. Then the spicy kick comes in with the addition of jalapenos. If you love fun drinks with a bit of spice, you’re going to love this one!
If it’s a bit too spicy, try topping it off with a splash or two of club soda before you present.
Valentine’s Rum Cocktails
9. Love Potion with Rum
If you enjoy an Aperol spritz, we think you might enjoy this boozier love potion cocktail that features a combination of Aperol and rum.
White rum, Aperol, and egg white combined with pineapple juice in a cocktail glass for one of the best Valentine’s Day cocktails. Garnish with rose petals for an extra romantic touch.
10. Cupid’s Colada
Cupid’s Colada is a spin on the classic pina colada and is perfect for Valentine’s Day with that special someone.
Rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and grenadine or pomegranate juice are combined with ice for a creamy, frozen drink that’s sweet, pink, and perfectly fruity.
This recipe doesn’t call for it, but we like to garnish ours with a few chocolate shavings. Have some fun and showcase this in a large cocktail glass with two straws and share.
11. Love Martini
With a name like the Love Martini, you know it’s going to make its way onto the list of best cocktail recipes for Valentine’s Day! Coconut rum, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice are all you need. For a thicker, fruitier cocktail, you can try adding a little peach puree.
12. Mary Pickford
The Mary Pickford is a prohibition-era classic that’s also perfect for Valentine’s Day. White rum, juice from pineapple, maraschino liqueur, and grenadine mix together to create this classic. Don’t use the liquid from a jar of maraschino cherries instead of the liqueur, as it won’t provide the same taste.
Valentine’s Day Vodka Cocktails
13. Cupid’s Arrow
Serve this on Valentine’s Day and watch Cupid magically appear. Vodka is combined with blood orange liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice, lemon-lime soda, and a few other ingredients.
We thought it was fun and tasty to use grapefruit soda in place of lemon-lime. Garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary for a sophisticated touch.
14. Cupid’s Mule
By Total Wine
Cupid’s mule is a recipe to enjoy even if the calendar doesn’t say February 14. Elderflower liqueur adds a delicate but surprising taste element, and pink ginger beer adds a stunning visual. Sliced strawberries are the perfect garnish.
15. Love Potion Cocktail
The Love Potion Cocktail is a sweet drink that’s perfect for a “Gal-entine’s Day” celebration. Make a pitcher of these and share them as dessert instead of that rich chocolate cheesecake. For a fun presentation, add a little dry ice to each glass. Just don’t drink until it’s completely dissolved.
Valentine’s Day Bourbon Cocktails
16. Chambord Bourbon Cocktail
This is a perfect, sophisticated cocktail recipe to enjoy on Valentine’s Day. It’s slightly pink but not too sweet, thanks to the bourbon. Chambord offers a touch of rich berries, and citrus soda brings the bubbles.
You could use sparkling water if you like it less sweet. Also, rye whiskey makes a nice substitution for the bourbon in this drink recipe.
17. Kentucky Kiss Cocktail
Fresh muddles, strawberries, and bourbon pair perfectly with maple syrup and lemon juice in this rich but not-too-sweet drink.
Our spin on this drink included using muddled raspberries instead of strawberries, using honey bourbon, and adding a dash of chocolate bitters.
Virgin Valentine’s Day Drinks
18. Love Potion #9
By Sugar Hero
Love Potion #9 is a fun way to celebrate Cupid’s holiday sans alcohol. With fresh raspberries, raspberry sherbet, and sparkling lemonade, this is sure to be a hit. If you’re looking for more ideas for a great virgin drink, you can use this as a base drink and create all sorts of variations.
19. Sparkling Strawberry Floats
This drink recipe for sparkling strawberry floats offers both a virgin and alcoholic option. For the perfect mocktail, add ginger ale or citrus soda on top of the luscious strawberry sorbet. It’s sweet, easy, and delicious.
Valentine’s Day Coffee Drinks
20. Pink Coffee
By Tequila Rose
Tequila Rose is a tequila-based liqueur flavored with strawberry cream. It’s creamy and delicious and also goes wonderfully in a boozy coffee. Top this with whipped cream and little candy sprinkles for a Valentine’s Day treat.
21. Baileys Affogato Cocktail
Would you like to serve a romantic ice cream dessert for Valentine’s Day but maybe want a boozy twist? This Baileys Affogato Cocktail is heavenly enough for Cupid. Vanilla ice cream is added to a combination of coffee, Baileys Irish Cream, and whiskey.
We like to serve this with just a drizzle of chocolate liqueur or creme de cacao on top.