15 Valentine's Day Cocktails Built for Two

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

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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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Cherry Pom Pomme


½ oz. grenadine

½ oz. lemon juice

Stella Artois Cidre

Brandied cherry


Mix ½ oz. grenadine and ½ oz. lemon juice; shake over ice. Pour into a highball glass and top with Stella Artois Cidre. Garnish with a brandied cherry skewer.

Created by Jess Goldfarb, Cocktail Director at CRU Oyster Bar in Nantucket, MA

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Raspberry Watermelon Sparkling Sangria


1 to 2 cubes Frozen Watermelon

3 to 4 Raspberries

Chilled Rosé Wine

IZZE Raspberry Watermelon

Fresh Mint, for garnish


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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2 oz. NOLET'S Dry Gin

¼ oz. Dry Vermouth

½ oz. Rose Cordial


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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Love of a Lifethyme


1 oz. Patrón Silver

½ oz. Lemon

¼ oz. Pomegranate syrup

¼ oz. Honey

2 dashes Peychauds bitters

Fresh Thyme, for garnish


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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Love Storm


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


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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Sparkling Raspberry


1½ oz. Vanilla Vodka

1 tsp. Simple Syrup

½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry

Raspberry Ice Cubes, for garnish


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


2 oz. Cointreau

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

2 bar spoons Cranberry Sauce


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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Honey Berry Cosmo


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


Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.

Courtesy of Chambord Liqueur

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Pomegranate Champagne Punch


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


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


1 oz. Cointreau

1/4 oz. Grenadine

4 oz. Champagne


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


1 oz Chambord® Liqueur

1 oz Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Honey

3 oz Korbel® Champagne

1 Splash Sweet & Sour

Lemon Wedge (Garnish)

Raspberries (Garnish)


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

Courtesy of Chambord Liqueur

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Cherry Jerry


1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

3 parts Lemon-Lime ßoda

Grenadine or Cherry Heering floater

Garnish with a Jerry Cherry*


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


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


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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Yours Truly Sangria


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


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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Any Which Way But Left


1 oz. Jägermeister

1 oz. Aperol

1 oz. Brovo Amaro

Chocolate Molé Bitters

Grapefruit Peel


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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