20 Sexiest Valentine’s Day Cocktails

20 Sexiest Valentine’s Day Cocktails

What's cooler than having a signature sip? Make one of these delicious (and easy to whip up) cocktails your go-to libation, and you'll impress all of your drinking buddies. 

Amore Vietato (Forbidden Love)
- 2 oz. Hendricks gin
- 1 oz. blood orange juice
- Dash simple syrup, 2 strawberries
- 4 slices of cucumber

Muddle fruit with simple syrup, add gin and blood orange juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with strawberry, cucumber spiral and orange peel hearts.


The Chocolate-Lovers Margarita

3 parts chocolate milk (store bought or homemade)
- 1 part Sauza Silver Tequila
- 1 part strawberry puree or daiquiri mix
- Chocolate covered strawberry

Combine chilled chocolate milk, Sauza and strawberry puree in a tall glass. Stir vigorously to combine. Pour into a glass and garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry.


Poire Royale

1 ½ oz. Hangar One Spiced pear vodka
- ¼ oz. Mazzenez, Poire Williams, Eau-de-vie
- ¼ oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur 
- ½ oz. simple syrup 
- 2 oz. Looza pear nectar

Combine all ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Cut a thin piece from top to bottom in the center of a bosc pear for garnish. 


Cranberry Flower

2 oz. Hendricks gin
- .75 lemon juice
- .75 lemon simple
- 2 teaspoons cranberry simple syrup
- 6 cranberries (from compote)

Muddle cranberries, add cran simple, lemon simple, lemon juice, and gin. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with three cranberries.


Kerasi (cherry in Greek)

2 oz. peach vodka
- 1 oz. cherry puree (just blend fresh pitted cherries)
- 1/2 oz. peach liqueur
- 1/2 oz. cherry brandy
- 1/2 oz. lemon juice
- Sparkling wine, like Cava

Shake all ingredients but the Cava over ice and strain into a flute. Top off with Cava. Garnish with a cherry.


Strawberry Kiss

- 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilia
- 1/2 oz. strawberry liqueur
- Splash of CranPineapple juice

Combine ingredients and top with champagne.


The French Cosmo

3 oz. pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. cassis
Garnish: pineapple slice or leaf

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled stemmed glass. Garnish with pineapple slice or float a leaf from the fruit in the drink.


Sweet Red Kiss

1 1/2 oz. Dubonnet Rouge
- 1/3 oz. Chambord
- 1/3 oz. Absolut Kurant
- Splash each of orange, pineapple, and cranberry juices

Combine all ingredients; shake with ice. Strain into glass — sugar the rim for a sweet touch — and garnish with orange pieces.


Espresso Martini

Shot of espresso
- 1/2 oz. Three Olives Chocolate Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Godiva dark chocolate liqueur
- 1/4 oz. Amaretto
- 1/4 oz. Kahlúa
- Baileys to top off

Shake ingredients with ice. Rim the glass with shaved chocolate. Strain cocktail and top with Baileys, whipped cream, and cocoa.


Remember Last Summer

1 1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilia
- 1 1/2 oz. strawberry liqueur
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- 1/2 oz. coconut cream
- Shredded coconut

Mix all ingredients except shredded coconut in a shaker with ice, and shake well. Strain into a glass. Garnish with coconut.


The Delancey

3/4 oz. pomegranate juice
- 3/4 oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur (available at liquor stores)
- Prosecco

Mix together the juice and liqueur, and pour into a champagne flute, then top with Prosecco.


The Bramble

2 oz. Absolut Los Angeles
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- 1 oz. lemon juice
- 1 spoonful of blackberry jam
- Splash of sparkling wine

Add all ingredients except wine to a shaker, and shake vigorously for a few seconds. Strain mixture over ice in a rocks glass. Top with sparkling wine.


Watermelon Martini

3 oz. Ketel One Citroen
- 1 oz. Watermelon Pucker
- 1/2 oz. Cointreau or triple sec
- Splash of lemonade
- Splash of 7-Up

Mix all ingredients together over ice, shake, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of watermelon.


Strawberry Punch

3 fresh strawberries
- 3 slices canned pineapple
- 1/2 oz. pineapple syrup from the can
- 1/4 oz. simple syrup (dissolve one part sugar in one part boiling water; let cool)
- 2 oz. white rum

Muddle fruit. Pour over ice with other ingredients; shake. Garnish with fruit.


Very Cherry Martini

1 1/2 parts Martini and Rossi Rosso vermouth (chilled)
- 1 part cherry juice
- 4 parts Martini and Rossi Prosecco

Combine the vermouth and cherry juice, along with ice, in a shaker. Shake, and strain into a chilled glass. Top with the Prosecco.


Black Crush

- 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Raspberri
- 1 oz. sour mix
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- 6 mint leaves
- 3 blackberries
- Club Soda

Muddle blackberries, mint, and simple syrup in a shaker. Add ice, vodka, and sour mix. Strain into a glass. Add a splash of club soda.


Cactus Pear Margarita

2 oz. tequila
1 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 oz. cactus pear syrup
1/2 oz. lime juice

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass with a salted rim, and garnish with lime or fruit juices.


Rediscovered Cherry Cosmo

2 oz. Smirnoff Black Cherry vodka
1 oz. white cranberry juice
3/4 oz. Cointreau
Splash of fresh lime juice

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, and add ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with fresh or dried cherries.


Pink Margarita

1 1/2 oz. tequila
1/4 oz. Campari
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. honey

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a tumbler. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lemon slice and mint leaf.


Cherry Punch

1 oz. cherry vodka
1 oz. triple sec
Splash of Rose's grenadine
Splash of cranberry juice

Shake together all ingredients but cranberry juice with ice. Pour into glass and top with cranberry juice. Garnish with a fresh cherry.