50 Love-Inspired Libations That Are Perfect For Valentine's Day
Set the mood this Valentine's Day with one (or a couple) of these sip-worthy cocktails inspired by the most romantic day of the year. From sinful concoctions to blissfully bubbly sips, we rounded up the best drinks you can make in honor of the Feb. 14 holiday. Whether you're having a singles soirée with the girls or you're planning an intimate evening with your significant other, these cocktails are fit for any occasion. With a variety of sweet, fruity, and strong drinks, you'll be lusting after these all night long. Keep reading to see the full list of lovely libations now.
— Additional reporting by Tara Block, Nicole Perry, and Lisette Mejia
The Prickly Lady Cocktail
This flirty fuchsia drink is a mix of smoky mezcal, prickly pear juice, ginger liqueur, lime juice, and a pinch of powdered sugar. Need we say more?
Get the recipe: the prickly lady cocktail
Raspberry Rose Tequila Kombucha
Raspberry, rose, tequila, and kombucha. Now that makes for a mouthwatering drink. All you have to do is muddle raspberries, then mix lemon juice, tequila, and rose water in a glass. Pour kombucha over top and gently stir to combine all the flavors. It's as simple as that!
Get the recipe: raspberry rose tequila kombucha
Blood Orange Champagne Mule
Cheers to a romantic night with your partner! This sexy spin on the traditional mule is made with vodka and Champagne, and pairs well with an intimate night in.
Get the recipe: blood orange Champagne mule
Fresh Blueberry Margarita
Who would've thought that blueberries could create such a gorgeous magenta color? This delightful margarita makes for the ultimate tangy and fresh treat.
Get the recipe: fresh blueberry margarita
Pomegranate New York Sour
Tart and sweet, this whiskey cocktail flaunts a red wine float and gorgeous pink pomegranate-spiked base. While it looks hard to make, even a first-time cocktail-maker can whip it together in no time.
Get the recipe: pomegranate New York sour
Some think sorbet is a summertime treat, but we disagree. This sweet drink is made with Prosecco, Aperol, and freshly squeezed orange juice, and it makes for a cute Valentine's Day indulgence when topped with conversation hearts.
Get the recipe: spritz sorbet
Smashed Berry Rosé Spritz
This tasty red spritz is the perfect cocktail for entertaining since it can be whipped up in under 10 minutes and can be made for the masses. All you need are fresh berries, a splash of tequila, St. Germain, and a bottle of Rosé. Your Valentine's Day is complete!
Get the recipe: smashed berry Rosé spritz
Boozy Blackberry Sage Lemonade
Surviving the dead of Winter requires sipping on summertime drinks, like this blackberry lemonade. With a bright red hue that's perfect for the day of love, whip this up for anyone who's dreaming of warmer days.
Get the recipe: boozy blackberry sage lemonade
Black Raspberry Shrub Cocktail
Fruity, bubbly, and festively fizzy, this red-hot concoction is a dream come true. It goes down easy, thanks in part to the mixed-in sugar and vinegar that work together to balance out the bite from the alcohol.
Get the recipe: black raspberry shrub cocktail
Minty Grapefruit Caipirinha
Inspired by Brazil's national cocktail, this pink drink is a cute addition to your Feb. 14 festivities. With fresh lime, mint, grapefruit, and white rum, this drink goes down super smooth. Drink up!
Get the recipe: minty grapefruit caipirinha
Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash
Perfect for any Valentine's Day celebration, this colorful libation proves that hibiscuses are better than a bouquet of red roses. This two-layer creation consists of a bottom layer that's a mix of mint, lime, mango juice, coconut water, and rum, while the top layer is hibiscus tea and flowers to garnish.
Get the recipe: tropical strawberry hibiscus rum smash
Blackberry Lilac Mojito
On the hunt for a drink everyone will love? This lilac mojito has got it all. Fresh flavors, pretty colors, and wild flowers that smell just like a beautiful bouquet. You can thank us later.
Get the recipe: blackberry lilac mojito
Rhubarb Passion Margarita
Equal parts sweet and sour, this tempting cocktail is a V-Day must. Some of its delightful ingredients include silver tequila, fresh agave nectar, passion fruit pulp, and even strawberry rhubarb jam. Yum!
Get the recipe: rhubarb passion margarita
Charred Cherry Whiskey Lemonade
If whiskey is your significant other's love language, look no further than this cherry lemonade. It goes down like water, and is sure to get everyone in the mood for a good night.
Get the recipe: charred cherry whiskey lemonade
Fig Honey Thyme Prosecco Smash
If you want to impress that special someone with your exquisite drink-making abilities, all you have to do is make this charming creation. Full of figs, plums, and elderflower liqueur, they'll be going back for seconds and thirds.
Get the recipe: fig honey thyme Prosecco smash
Rhubarb, Grapefruit, and Thyme Cocktail
You and your SO will be sipping on this sexy drink all night long, thanks to its fresh and fruity flavor. The baby-pink color ties in with the theme of Valentine's Day, making this cocktail an annual must.
Get the recipe: rhubarb, grapefruit, and thyme cocktail
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
A mix between a frozen margarita and a tequila mimosa, this sparkling pomegranate cocktail is sure to bring the fun. Secure little red or pink name tags to the steam of each glass to add a cute Valentine's Day touch.
Get the recipe: sparkling pomegranate cocktail
Minted Orange and Strawberry Coolers
Delicious and pretty, these fruity drinks make entertaining effortless. With a pitcher-style recipe, you can make these before your V-Day soirée in minutes.
Get the recipe: minted orange and strawberry coolers
Strawberry Mojito Cocktail
Fresh strawberries, lime juice, and mint come together to make this mouthwatering libation. Ideal for a Galentine's celebration, these drinks are light, refreshing, and totally tasty.
Get the recipe: strawberry mojito cocktail
Hibiscus Cherry Vodka Spritz
Who could possibly pass up this gorgeous drink? Infused with fresh cherries, honey, pineapple juice, and dried hibiscus flowers, it's basically a blessing for your taste buds. Fill each drink to the top, and garnish with hibiscus stems.
Get the recipe: hibiscus cherry vodka spritz
Rose and Ginger Paloma
Simple, delicious, and perfect for Valentine's Day, this rose-infused paloma is as dreamy as can be. With a subtle touch of rose water, this drink has a floral twist that makes it extra romantic.
Get the recipe: rose and ginger paloma
Aquafaba Grapefruit Gin Sour Cocktail
This plant-based cocktail is made with the liquid from a can of chickpeas, and before you turn your nose up, hear us out. Instead of a normal sour cocktail that's made with an egg white to create froth, this new concoction uses chickpea water to make a thick, creamy topping for your drink. Use a shaker to mix the grapefruit juice, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and aquafaba together; your work here is done!
Get the recipe: aquafaba grapefruit gin sour cocktail
Make your night as romantic as ever with this classic French sparkling cocktail made with Champagne and blackcurrant liqueur. This sinfully bubbly drink goes hand-in-hand with tealight candles and a homemade dinner.
Get the recipe: kir royal
Blackberry Tequila Lemon Cooler
If you're in the mood to make a lusted-after drink, this blackberry cooler recipe is all you need. Not to mention, it tastes just as good as it looks.
Get the recipe: blackberry tequila lemon cooler
Lemon Lime Island Mango Mezcal Breeze
Tasty and tropical, these delightful cocktails make for sweet Valentine's Day treats. When topped with pink flowers, they fit into any festive display.
Get the recipe: lemon lime island mango mezcal breeze
Put a playful twist on the traditional mimosa when you add watermelon and sparkling wine. The deep red hue makes it a cute drink to pair with festive V-Day desserts and candies.
Get the recipe: watermelon mimosa
Rose Lemon Spritzer
Made with a dash of rose water, this on-theme spritzer is like a Valentine's Day gift for your taste buds. It's light, refreshing, and too cute to pass up. Garnish it with rose petals to make it complete.
Get the recipe: rose lemon spritzer
Citrus Tequila Smash
Trust us when we tell you that you and your partner will fall in love with this citrus drink. It's made with blood oranges, sweet pomegranate juice, spicy ginger, fresh mint, a splash of tequila, and sparkling water.
Get the recipe: citrus tequila smash
Bubbly Blood Orange Campari Cocktail
Roses are red, violets are blue, this cute Campari cocktail is too good to be true! The fact that these dreamy drinks are the same color as red roses only makes them even better. Made with blood orange juice, Campari, and Champagne, you'll want to have these on tap.
Get the recipe: bubbly blood orange Campari cocktail
Baby pink hues and fuchsia colors unite to make the sweetest February drink you ever did see. Both tart and refreshing, this cocktail is sure to be a Galentine's Day hit. Pro tip: garnish the drink with sweet pink candies or red Pop Rocks to make it come to life.
Get the recipe: rhubarb mojito
Limoncello Champagne Cocktail
Move over, mimosas — a new light and refreshing drink is on hand. Try a limoncello cocktail made from mint, lemon juice, and sparkling wine for just that.
Get the recipe: limoncello champagne cocktail
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
No Valentine's Day is complete without a Champagne toast. To jazz up the bubbly, try this ruby-hued champagne cocktail.
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Whether you're with your girlfriends or a hot date, raise a pinky when you sip on this vermouth-infused cranberry martini. It's sophisticated with just a touch of sweetness and tang.
Get the recipe: cranberry martini
Redhead in Bed
If you're feeling frisky, whip up this suggestively named strawberry and vodka sipper.
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Some people might consider this drink to be only appropriate for Christmastime, but we beg to differ. When else will a red cocktail — made from pomegranate liqueur, rosé Champagne, and gin — fit perfectly with the theme of the day?
Get the recipe: bubbly poinsettia
This blush cocktail is a delightful blend of grapefruit juice, elderflower liqueur, and either rosé or Champagne.
Get the recipe: grapefruit-elderflower sparkler
Tinto de Verano
This simple combination of red wine, citrus soda, and a lemon wheel — think of it as the lazy lady's sangria — won't knock you off your feet, but it will warm you up and lift your mood.
Get the recipe: tinto de verano
Honeyed French 75
Oh là là! For a très magnifique concoction, make this honey-infused Champagne cocktail.
Get the recipe: honeyed French 75
Hibiscus Sparkling Wine
Instead of gifting your love flowers in bouquet form, why not try making a champagne cocktail that calls for wild hibiscus flowers? It'll take sweetness to a whole new level.
Get the recipe: hibiscus sparkling wine
This Valentine's Day, put the flowers in your cocktail with a lavender collins, which is infused with not one but two floral flavors: lavender and violet.
Get the recipe: the hummingbird
The gingersnap is perfect for those of you who like a little kick in your cocktails. Made with a mere three ingredients — ginger beer, bitters, and amaretto — it's sophisticated and smooth with just the right dose of ginger heat.
Get the recipe: gingersnap
Salted Caramel Cocktail
Flying solo? Treat yourself to a decadent salted caramel concoction that's both drink and dessert in one. (The chocolate shavings and marshmallow garnish are only somewhat optional.)
Get the recipe: salted caramel cocktail
Sparkling Lillet and Grapefruit Cocktail
This bubbly recipe takes celebratory Champagne and makes it V-Day appropriate with peach-hued Lillet Rosé.
Get the recipe: sparkling lillet and grapefruit cocktail
You might not think to combine bourbon and sparkling wine but once you do, you'll wonder how you never tried it before.
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Make this strong, classic cocktail on Valentine's Day, and prepare to have a very, very good time. A negroni is 100 percent liquor, after all.
Get the recipe: negroni
This not-too-sweet, aptly named cocktail would be great to sip on this Feb. 14. Though the flavor combination is somewhat unusual, amaretto and cranberry juice come together in a smooth, elegant way.
Get the recipe: amaretto-cranberry kiss
If you think your sweetheart is the bee's knees, shake them up a honeyed cocktail by the same name.
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Drink this slightly fruity libation that's a modern twist on a cocktail classic. Gin, cherry marmalade, and bitters are the base of a gin new-fashioned.
Get the recipe: gin new-fashioned
The perfectly pink bramble makes a nice drink for an all-girls Valentine's Day soiree or as a prerequisite to a dinner for two.
Get the recipe: bramble
Ginger Salty Dog
V-Day is full of sweets, so how 'bout adding some tart with this gingery grapefruit and vodka drink? For a festive touch, use Hawaiian pink sea salt to rim the glass.
Get the recipe: ginger salty dog