If you’re planning a romantic meal, you’ll need a romantic drink, and these Valentine’s Day cocktails will definitely help set the mood.
Like the best relationships, they’re fun, sweet, attractive, and very enjoyable.
Enjoy them over a candlelit dessert, serve as an aperitif before the main meal, or just cozy up on the couch with a glass.
You can’t go wrong with these delicious drinks.
From the classic to the modern, there’s lots to love here. If you’re a fruit fan, try a grapefruit mojito or a sparkling cranberry sangria.
If you want something more decadent, sip a chocolate truffle martini or a strawberry shortcake daiquiri.
Love is in the air, and in your glass, with these tempting tipples!
20+ Lovely Cocktails to Make for Valentine’s Day
1. Love Potion #9
This aptly-named cocktail is a magical treat for starry-eyed lovers.
One sip and you’ll be madly in love with the deliciously creamy blend of berries, vanilla ice cream, vodka, and white crème de cacao liqueur.
2. Sparkling Cranberry Sangria
Bubbly and bright, this tart cocktail is just what you need to rev up the romance.
It’s bursting with juicy flavor, thanks to a generous helping of fresh fruit and cranberry juice.
Add some red wine and brandy and you’ve got a kick in a glass. Top it up with club soda and a sprinkling of cinnamon – this festive blend is party-ready!
3. Mint Grapefruit Mimosa
Sweet mint, tangy grapefruit – celebrate your love as a couple with a couple of great flavors.
Sparkling Prosecco and a hint of honey round out this deceptively complex cocktail.
Add a glass of this to your breakfast-in-bed plans and you might need a nap!
4. Sweetheart Cocktail
Don’t give your love a bouquet of roses this Valentine’s Day. Serve them one in a cocktail.
Made with vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, and rose petals, this is a fun and floral way to impress that special someone.
So lower the lights, put on a love song, and stir it up!
5. Kir Royale
There’s no better way to woo your beloved than with a fizzy, fruity kir royale.
This elegant cocktail is made with champagne and French berry liqueur. Simply swirl the two together and add a fresh raspberry for garnish. It’s that easy!
If you’re not sure what liqueur to use, Chambord or Creme de Cassis are great picks. They’ll add a hint of fruit that’s sweet without being sickly.
6. Besame Cocktail
Besame is a Spanish word, meaning “kiss me,” and kisses are highly recommended after this smooth tipple.
It’s made with a Spanish favorite – Agavero, a tequila-based liqueur flavored with agave.
The sweet Agavero is beautifully balanced with zesty passion fruit juice, raspberries, lime, and a splash of raspberry liqueur.
7. Strawberry Shortcake Daiquiri
If your idea of romance is dessert in a glass, you’ll find your happy-ever-after in this recipe.
Made with fresh strawberries, it’s fresh and sweet. The shortcake taste comes from vanilla-scented whipped cream vodka and creamy almond milk.
Coconut rum gives it a tropical twist and the end result is simply heavenly.
8. Scarlett Kiss
Daring and different, this wickedly good cocktail is perfect for parties.
It’s made with Drambuie whiskey for a powerful kick and rounded out with tart cranberry juice. Simple but satisfying, this is a keeper.
Grab yourself a handsome stranger and get mixing!
9. Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford was a beloved silver screen star who made her fortune in the old Hollywood era of silent movies.
Her namesake cocktail is as glamorous as she was. And it’ll make you feel like a movie star with its fruity mix of grenadine, light rum, and pineapple juice.
10. Cupid’s Arrow
Cupid is too young to drink, of course, but if he were of legal age he’d definitely be trying this recipe.
Filled with berries and sprinkled with chocolate shavings, this is a gorgeous Valentine’s treat.
To mix, simply stir together vodka, blood orange liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice, lemon lime soda, and sugar.
If you really want to impress, dip the rim of the glass in red sugar crystals and serve over ice.
11. Chocolate Truffle Martini
If you can’t decide between chocolates and booze this Valentine’s, do both!
You’ll get all the taste of truffles in this fun martini, made with vanilla vodka, white chocolate cream liqueur, and cream.
Go big when you’re serving this one. Decorate the glass with white chocolate shavings and/or coconut flakes for an impressive dessert/drink.
12. Grapefruit Mojito
Morning mojitos are a crucial part of Valentine’s Day celebrations (or is that just me?!).
And you can’t get much better than this tart twist on the classic cocktail.
It’s a vibrant and refreshing blend of freshly squeezed grapefruit, fresh mint leaves, and white rum.
13. Passion Cocktail
This drink is subtle but strong, so be warned, it packs a punch.
Made with tequila and brandy-based orange liqueur, this is a cocktail with lots of flavor and depth. It’s rounded out with zesty lime and tart cranberry.
Shake it up, pour it out, and snuggle up!
Everyone should know how to make a classic cosmo. It’s practically a life skill.
Because this mix of fruit juice, vodka, and Cointreau is welcome any time. Birthdays, Valentine’s, parties, or an afternoon brunch with friends.
This cocktail celebrates love in all its forms!
15. Chocolate Old Fashioned
Flowers, Valentine’s Day cards, love poems – if you’re an old-fashioned romantic, add this cocktail to that list.
It’s made with chocolate and bourbon for an unforgettable smoky taste and rich depth.
Add orange bitters, decorate with chocolate pieces, and you’ll have a gorgeous drink that works for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and any other time you need a fun drink.
16. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shooters
Planning a singles party for Valentine’s Day? Why not serve some flirty shooters to break the ice?
These dessert-like shots taste like chocolate strawberry pudding, but with an adults-only buzz.
17. Lovebug Cocktail
Made with just 4 ingredients, this would be a great last-minute gift if you forgot Valentine’s Day.
Simply stir together cranberry juice, vodka, and grenadine, and all will be forgiven!
18. Bourbon Cherry Old Fashioned
This cozy cherry cocktail is summery and smooth.
It’s loaded with bright cherry flavors, underpinned with rich bourbon.
19. Strawberry Margarita
Inspired by the Texas Roadhouse classic cocktail, this margarita is full of Southern flavor.
Tequila, Triple Sec, frozen strawberries, and frozen limeade – this is an icy, smoothie-style drink that’s irresistibly sweet.
20. Pink Gin and Tonic
Pretty in pink, these light and refreshing cocktails are ideal for a Valentine’s Day brunch.
They’re a sparkling blend of pink gin, tonic water, and a splash of lime.
Choose a good quality gin to really get the delicate botanical undertones and delicate herbal flavor.
The first Bellini was supposedly served in 1948 and from that day to this, the drink has remained a party favorite.
It’s easy to see why. This pink drink, made with peach puree and prosecco, is elegant and delightfully delicious.
22. Cupid’s Panties
This amusingly-named recipe is a pink shot, perfect for passing around at Valentine’s parties.
Tequila rose and white chocolate liqueur are stirred together, poured into a shot glass, and topped with a heaping of fluffy whipped cream.
23. Soulmate Martini
Celebrate your soulmate with this punchy cocktail that’s fruity, fizzy, and very flavorful.
It’s made with two types of rum for a fiery kick. Mix together vanilla rum, razz rum, black cherry juice, and top it off with a splash of cola.
Enjoy with girlfriends, serve to your sweetie, or use this recipe as an excuse to throw a party. This delicious drink loves a celebration!
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