Get Your Valentine’s Day Off to a Sexy Start With These Cocktails
Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect occasion to have a little drinkie, drinkie with your sweetheart. And these drinks can be even more fun when you make them together!
And if you don’t have a sweetheart, these cocktails might make you forget you are swinging single this year.
Borrowed from our friends at Delish.com, these cocktails run the gamut, from chocolate martinis to Valentine’s Day mimosas to champagne martinis. Giggle Juice also sounds like a mighty good time.
So give them a try and tell us what you like the most!
2 tbsp. chocolate syrup, plus more for drizzling
4 oz. Baileys
4 oz. chocolate liqueur
4 oz. Smirnoff vodka
Shaved chocolate (optional)
Pour chocolate syrup onto a shallow plate. Dip rim of martini glasses into chocolate syrup to coat rims. Drizzle the inside of each glass with chocolate syrup. Combine Baileys, chocolate liqueur, and vodka in a large cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled, about 20 seconds. Divide evenly between glasses. If using, top with shaved chocolate. Serve.
Lemon wedge, for rimming glasses
Sugar, for rimming glasses
1 (750-ml) bottle Moscato
3 c. pink lemonade
1 can lemon-lime soda
1 c. vodka
2 c. sliced strawberries
1 lemon, sliced into half-moons
Rim glasses with lemon wedge and dip in sugar. In a large pitcher, stir together Moscato, pink lemonade, soda, vodka, and fruit. Add ice and stir to combine. Divide among glasses and serve.
1/2 c. fresh lime juice
1 c. silver tequila
1/2 c. orange liquor
1 bottle champagne (about 3 cups)
lime wedges, for rim
salt, for rim
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well. Run lime wedges around the rim of each champagne flute and dip the rims in coarse salt. Divide margaritas between flutes and garnish with lime wedges.
Valentine's Day Mimosas
1 bottle Champagne, chilled
Strawberries, cut into hearts
Using a paring knife, cut strawberries into a heart shape. Pierce about 2-3 onto skewers. In champagne flutes, fill each glass about two-thirds full with champagne. Pour in about a tablespoon of grenadine on top. Garnish with strawberry skewers.
Red Room Sangria
1 bottle of dry red wine (750 ml)
1/3 c. pomegranate juice
1/3 c. bourbon
1 tbsp. honey
1 apple, sliced
1 peach, diced
1/2 lb. cherries, pitted and halved
In a pitcher, combine wine, pomegranate juice, whiskey, and honey, stirring until the honey has dissolved. Add fruit. Chill for at least one hour, letting the fruit absorb the sangria a bit. Pour into glasses and serve.
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