Love Potions: Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Your Valentine’s Day plans are set for either a night in or a night out with your lover (or friends).  Whatever you have in mind, tasty cocktails are bound to be a part of the equation.  So why not toast to LOVE and have a little fun this Valentine’s Day as you get to mixing these cute, sweet, cocktail recipes!  These little love potions are great for getting the party started or winding down at home after a night out.  Pick one of the pretty red or pink drinks and make it your signature this Valentine’s Day.  If you still haven’t got the perfect look for the night, check out our 2015 Valentine’s Day Collection.

Start your Valentine’s Day off with a little bubbly.  These Strawberry Crush Mimosas make a great beverage for a brunch celebration.  Not only do they taste great, but they’re refreshing and pretty to look at with the bright red hue!

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Strawberry Crush Mimosas

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 bottle sparkling rose champagne
  • 1 bottle of Naked Berry Blast Smoothie
  • Fresh Strawberries for garnish

Instructions: 

  1. Fill champagne glass half full with berry blast smoothie
  2. Top with champagne
  3. Garnish with fresh strawberry

 

Ease on into the afternoon with this twist on the traditional (also my favorite) margarita!   The result is a rich and creamy love potion with a sweetness that’s sure to hit the spot.

Margarita, My Love

What You’ll Need:margarita

  • 2 oz. silver tequila
  • 1 oz. peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine
  • 4 oz. margarita mix
  • 3 oz. cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Whipped Cream

Instructions:

  1. Mix tequila, peach Schnapps, grenadine, margarita mix, and cranberry juice in shaker.  For a creamy texture, add whipped cream to the mix
  2. Pour mixture over ice
  3. Garnish with whipped cream

 

 

For your date night, whip up this creamy concoction that almost has the same consistency as a melting milkshake.  It too has a richness in flavor that’ll have you pouring yourself another drink.

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Sweetie Martini

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 2 oz. Godiva white chocolate liqueur
  • 1 oz. amaretto liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine
  • 2 oz. half and half
  • Honey
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Pour a small amount of honey onto a plate. On a separate plate, place sprinkles.
  2. Coat the rim of the glass with honey and dip into the sprinkles. Set aside.
  3. Mix ice, vodka, Godiva liqueur, amaretto liqueur, grenadine, and half and half in shaker
  4. Strain into sprinkle rimmed martini glass

 

If your man doesn’t want something too “girly” to drink, present him with this option.  It’s the adult version of an old-school favorite, the Shirley Temple.  The Dirty Shirley is a pleaser that’ll give him a little kick in the rear.

Dirty Shirley

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What You’ll Need:

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • Ice
  • 1/2 oz. of Ole Smokey Tennessee Moonshine Cherry Liquor
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Soda water

Instructions:

  1. Mix ice, vodka, cherry liquor, and grenadine in shaker
  2. Pour into glass and top with soda water
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