8 Valentine’s Cocktail Recipes That Are Sure To Make You “Swoon”

Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes

Oh, you know me and how I like my cocktails—easy to make and over-the-top effective. Well, the following Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes are no exception. I generally try to find cocktails that have few ingredients, have ingredients I’m likely to use again, or are just a bunch of stuff thrown in a pitcher. So, here are some Valentine’s and Galentine’s winners, guaranteed to put you in a “festive” mood. Enjoy!


Get Berry Romantic With A Chambord Royale

I have a long-standing love affair with Chambord. It actually dates all the way back to the ol’ bartending days in my twenties. (Yeah—that long.) You really can’t go wrong mixing Chambord with… just about anything. And it’s always oh-so-pretty!

INGREDIENTS

  • Serves 1
  • Chambord
  • Champagne
  • Raspberries, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix Chambord and champagne into a champagne flute “to taste.”
  2. Garnish with raspberries.
Chambord Royale Cocktail Recipes

Have a Peachy Day With This Georgia Peach Float Cocktail Recipe

I mean, really? Vodka with vanilla ice cream and peaches? Sort of the ultimate indulgence, amiright?

INGREDIENTS

  • Serves 1
  • 4 oz. IZZE Sparkling Juice Peach
  • 1½ oz. vodka
  • 2 oz. peach purée
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 peach slice, for garnish
  • 1 sprig of basil, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put ice cream scoops in large serving glass.
  2. Shake IZZE, vodka, and purée* and pour over scoops.
  3. Garnish with peach slice and sprig of basil.
  4. Get fancy by adding a drizzle of basil olive oil and/or by sprinkling sea salt over the top.

*Just buy bottled peach purée used in Bellinis.


Sweeten Things Up With A Grapefruit Tequila Mojito

We always want what we can’t have and I can’t have grapefruit. But I seriously love mojitos. You fix it and let me know how it goes.

INGREDIENTS

  • Serves 1
  • 6-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp. grapefruit juice
  • 2 tbsp. simple syrup
  • 1½ oz. tequila
  • 1/3 cup seltzer water
  • 2 limes
  • Ice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Muddle 6-9 mint leaves in glass with freshly squeezed lime juice.
  2. Add grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and tequila and stir.
  3. Add ice and top off with seltzer water.
  4. Garnish with lime and mint sprig.

Celebrate Galentine’s Day With A Little Giggle Juice

Basically, a super girly “Jungle Juice.” Sugar rim to keep it classy.

INGREDIENTS

  • Serves 8
  • Lemons
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 bottle moscato
  • 3 cups pink lemonade
  • 1 can lemon-lime soda
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • Ice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rim glass with lemon wedge.
  2. Dip rim in sugar.
  3. Combine all ingredients in pitcher and stir.
  4. Serve over ice.
Giggle Juice Cocktail Recipes

Get Smooth With This Red Wine Milkshake Cocktail Recipe

I’m a fan of red wine. And I’m a fan of the adult milkshake. So, I’m sure this one is just perfect for me. (And you.)

INGREDIENTS

  • Serves 3
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 1½ qts. vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Blend ice cream, red wine, and vodka in blender.
  2. Top off with whipped cream and garnish with cherry.

And, There’s Always Sex On The Beach

You really can’t go wrong with an old classic. The layers are pretty, too. You’ll look like an expert mixologist fixing these, trust me.

INGREDIENTS

  • Serves 1
  • 1⅓ oz. cranberry juice
  • 1⅓ oz. orange juice
  • 1⅓ oz. vodka
  • 2/3 oz. peach schnapps
  • Orange slice, for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish
  • Ice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill highball or hurricane glass with ice.
  2. Build cranberry juice, orange juice, vodka, then peach schnapps.*
  3. Garnish with orange slice and/or Maraschino cherry.

*Pour liquid ingredients slowly onto the back of a spoon over your highball or hurricane to keep your color layers in tact!

Sex on the Beach Cocktail Recipes

Stay Classy With This Tiffany Mimosa Cocktail Recipe

If you’re really trying to be cute, tie a teeny white ribbon around your flute stem. Everyone will be wow’ed. Until folks start getting drunk and losing them all over the place, but you probably won’t even care by then. Let’s be honest.

INGREDIENTS

  • Serves 10
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup blue Curaçao
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • 2 cups of lemonade

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rim champagne flute with lemon.
  2. Dip rim in sugar.
  3. Divide Curaçao between flutes.
  4. Add champagne.
  5. Divide lemonade between flutes.
Tiffany Mimosa Cocktail Recipes

Or, Get Trashy With Some Rosé All Day Punch

Another of my favorite dump and serve cocktail recipes. Tastes good, looks good, feels good. Have fun, friends!

INGREDIENTS

  • Serves 6
  • 1 bottle rosé
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 3 cans Spindrift® Blackberry
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • Ice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in pitcher and stir.
  2. Pour over ice.
  3. Garnish with berries.
Rose Punch Cocktail Recipes

What Are Your Favorite Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes?

Have your own Valentine’s or Galentine’s cocktail recipes you’d like to add? Have you tried any of these before? Please, please, please provide additional suggestions or feedback in the comments section below!

For other delicious drink ideas, don’t forget to read my Fun Cocktails From Around the World and Interesting Wines & Liquors From Around the World. Please enjoy responsibly, and have an excellent Love Day!


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12 comments

  1. I like that most of your Galentine’s cocktails involve fruit. I love a good fruity drink. I am a little afraid of ice cream and red wine… what an interesting combination.

  2. They sure all look yummy on here (and colourful), however, I am not a cocktail drinker. It sucks. I have had mojitos before and thats it. I am stuck on the beer. I really should adventure out more and try some of these (as well as wine). I think I need to live a little..he he.

    1. Lol. I’m largely a beer drinker as well. And not even GOOD beer, to be honest. I generally like cheaper beers. But I do enjoy a nice cocktail from time to time. And I’ve just recently gotten into wine. Not all wines, of course, but I had a pinot grigio in Lisbon that changed my life and I’ve been trying to chase it down ever since!

  3. I want all of these cocktails, I don’t even know which one to start with! Probably the grapefruit tequila mojito because I love a mojito (or anything with mint, really)!

  4. I’ve never made a cocktail in my life.
    But looking at all these rainbow colors makes me wanna try them all. They look mouthwatering!
    Ok, maybe I shouldn’t read the ingredients before. Red wine + vodka + ice cream, I’d never thought of connecting them, nor I can Imagine loving something called wine milkshake 😀

  5. For us in Saint Louis it’s Mardi Gras season, since there’s no festival we’re having a dress up brunch party (3 of us) which could also qualify as a Galentines party. French toast shots for breakfast along with mimosas. French toast shots are omg- yummy!

    1. They sound absolutely delish!!! Did you see the Tiffany Mimosas here? They’re kinda cute for Galentine’s when you add the little white ribbon around the stem. 😉

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