15 Valentine's Day Cocktails Built for Two

"The fastest way to a man or woman's heart is through the liver."

Whether you're in need of love libations for a Valentine's celebration à deux, building a boozy arsenal for a Galentine's Day Party to remember, or in search of a festive nightcap so you can sleep through the rest of the romantic holiday 🙋, find 15 seasonal cocktails ahead to stir up some positive vibes.

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Sparkling Raspberry

Ingredients: 

1½ oz. Vanilla Vodka

1 tsp. Simple Syrup

½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry

Raspberry Ice Cubes, for garnish

Directions: 

Place raspberry ice cubes in glass and set to the side. In a cocktail shaker, add vanilla vodka, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice- shake. Strain over ice and add Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry.

Courtesy of Sparkling Ice

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Cointreau Cranberry

Ingredients: 

2 oz. Cointreau

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

2 bar spoons Cranberry Sauce

Directions: 

Shake all ingredients with ice and fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with an orange twist.

Courtesy of Cointreau

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Love Storm

Ingredients: 

1½ parts D'USSÉ™ VSOP Cognac

½ part Triple Sec

½ part Grenadine

1 part Cranberry Juice

1 part Ginger Beer (or ginger ale)

Orange Wheel, for garnish

Directions: 

Build first four ingredients with ice in a rocks glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with an orange wheel.

Courtesy of D'USSE Cognac

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Honey Berry Cosmo

Ingredients: 

0.75 oz Chambord® Liqueur

1.25 oz Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Honey

1.5 oz Cranberry Juice

1 Splash Lemon Juice

1  Lemon Twist, for garnish

Directions: 

Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.

Courtesy of Chambord Liqueur

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Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 cups Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry

1 cup PearNectar

1/4 cup Orange-Flavored Liqueur, such as Grand Marnier

1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne

Mint and Blueberries, for garnish

Directions: 

In a large pitcher, combine Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry, pear nectar, and orange-flavored liqueur. Slowly add Champagne. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint and blueberries.

Courtesy of Sparkling Ice

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Stroke of Midnight

Ingredients: 

1 oz. Cointreau

1/4 oz. Grenadine

4 oz. Champagne

Directions: 

Start by pouring the Cointreau, then top off with champagne, and lastly add the grenadine. Garnish with an orange twist.

Courtesy of Cointreau

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Starry Night

Ingredients: 

1 oz Chambord® Liqueur

1 oz Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Honey

3 oz Korbel® Champagne

1 Splash Sweet & Sour

Lemon Wedge (Garnish)

Raspberries (Garnish)

Directions: 

Shake top three ingredients with ice and top with champagne. Serve over ice.

Courtesy of Chambord Liqueur

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Cherry Jerry

Ingredients: 

1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

3 parts Lemon-Lime ßoda

Grenadine or Cherry Heering floater

Garnish with a Jerry Cherry*

Directions:

Shake and serve over ice, then garnish with a Jerry Cherry. 

*Drain a 10 oz. jar of Maraschino Cherries of their liquid. Fill with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Return the lid and refrigerate for at least 1 week.

Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

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Spicy Tropic

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 oz. Tequila Don Julio 70

1 oz Ginger

1 half Lime

6 Pineapple Bites

1 splash Ginger Ale

1 pinch Cayenne Pepper

Lime Wheel & Candied Ginger, for garnish

Directions: 

Combine Tequila Don Julio 70, ginger, squeezed half lime, pineapple bites and a splash of ginger ale in a rocks glass with ice and stir. Top with a pinch of cayenne pepper. Garnish with lime wheel and candied ginger.

Created by New York City's Chef Franco Noriega

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Raspberry Watermelon Sparkling Sangria

Ingredients: 

1 to 2 cubes Frozen Watermelon

3 to 4 Raspberries

Chilled Rosé Wine

IZZE Raspberry Watermelon

Fresh Mint, for garnish

Directions: 

Put the watermelon and raspberries in the bottom of a chilled cocktail glass.  Fill halfway with rosé. Top with IZZE Raspberry Watermelon. Garnish with mint.

Created by Erin Phraner at Hey, EEP!

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Love of a Lifethyme

Ingredients: 

1 oz. Patrón Silver

½ oz. Lemon

¼ oz. Pomegranate syrup

¼ oz. Honey

2 dashes Peychauds bitters

Fresh Thyme, for garnish

Directions: 

Shake ingredients with ice, double strain into a coupe or champagne glass, absinthe spritz, champagne or Prosecco float. Garnish with fresh thyme.

Created by Lucinda Sterling at Middle Branch

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Yours Truly Sangria

Ingredients: 

6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate 

2 oz. Red Wine

Assorted Citrus Fruits

Assorted Fresh Berries

1 oz. Brandy

1 oz. Raspberry flavoring

Squeeze of Orange and Lime

Directions: 

In advance, soak in fruit in brandy. Combine 6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate and 2 oz. red wine in a red wine glass over ice. Garnish with orange slice. To note: To make batch sangria, use 3:1 ratio of Truly Spiked & Sparkling to red wine. 

Courtesy of Truly Spiked and Sparkling

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Roza

Ingredients: 

2 oz. NOLET'S Dry Gin

¼ oz. Dry Vermouth

½ oz. Rose Cordial

Directions: 

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and stir well. Pour out into a pre-chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist and rose petal.

Created by Emil Galiev of Mamo

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Any Which Way But Left

Ingredients: 

1 oz. Jägermeister

1 oz. Aperol

1 oz. Brovo Amaro

Chocolate Molé Bitters

Grapefruit Peel

Directions: 

Combine all ingredients together, stir, and strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with chocolate molé bitters and a grapefruit peel.

Created by Matt Friedlander of Fools Gold

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Grapefruit Lavenderita

Ingredients: 

6 oz. IZZE Sparkling Grapefruit

1 ½ tsp. Dried Lavender

2 oz. Tequila

½ oz. Bittersweet Citrus Aperitif

¾ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Directions: 

Infuse tequila with lavender. Combine tequila and remaining ingredients with ice, and stir. Garnish with fresh lavender blossom. *To infuse tequila, add one tablespoon dried lavender flowers to 8 oz. of tequila and let sit for one hour. Strain and store tequila in a sealed jar or bottle.

Courtesy of IZZE

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