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Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes

First Posted: 02/07/2012 11:17 am   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am


Valentine's is made all the more special when you take the opportunity to show your special someone you care. If you're already planning on making a dinner for two, why not also add a drink to the menu? You could always serve Champagne, but these cocktails are more special.

Our collection of cocktails includes popular classics as well as a few modern twists. For those who prefer a classic cocktail, we have a strawberry margarita and a gin sling -- for something a bit brighter, we've got passion punch and passion coladas. Mix up any of these cocktails in mere minutes -- you'll have something to enjoy while you wait for dinner to be ready.

What's your favorite Valentine's cocktail? Leave a comment.

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  • Passion Punch Cocktail

    There's nothing more exotic than passion fruit. And this sparkling wine cocktail is the perfect way to show it off. A touch of ginger and lemon accentuates the flavor and grenadine syrup accentuates the color. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/passion-punch_n_1060895.html" target="_hplink">Passion Punch</a> cocktail</strong>

  • Honey Bea Cocktail

    Honey syrup sweetens this cocktail, which also includes honeydew puree to further emphasize the word "honey." Lemon juice and a lemongrass add a lovely tangy and exotic flavor. Make this for your honey on Valentine's. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/honey-bea_n_1061209.html" target="_hplink">Honey Bea</a> cocktail</strong>

  • Gin Sling Cocktail

    No one can refuse this classic cocktail. It starts with cherry brandy and gin and gets topped off with club soda for some fizz. Garnish with cherries. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/gin-sling_n_1061220.html" target="_hplink">Gin Sling</a> cocktail</strong>

  • Between The Sheets Cocktail

    Need the name of this cocktail say any more? Brandy, rum and Cointreau combine to create this lusty cocktail that's perfect for after dinner enjoyment. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/between-the-sheets_n_1061222.html" target="_hplink">Between the Sheets</a> cocktail</strong>

  • Cranberry Flower

    Fresh cranberries, cranberry simple syrup and lemon simple syrup flavor this gin-based cocktail. Its passionate red color is perfect for your Valentine. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/cranberry-flower_n_1061247.html" target="_hplink">Cranberry Flower</a> cocktail</strong>

  • Blood Orange-Pomegranate Mimosas

    Serve your Valentine this mimosa for breakfast in bed. Instead of regular orange juice, the sparkling wine cocktail is made with blood orange juice and pomegranate juice. Garnish with pomegranate seeds for an exotic touch. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/blood-orange-pomegranate-_n_1062309.html" target="_hplink">Blood Orange-Pomegranate Mimosas</a></strong>

  • Champagne Punch Cocktail

    This punch is perfect for a singles Valentine's Day party because it serves 16. It combines Champagne, brandy and Cointreau with pineapple juice and club soda. Its fizziness will perk up all your friends. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/champagne-punch_n_1059537.html" target="_hplink">Champagne Punch</a> cocktail</strong>

  • Campari, Grapefruit And Pomegranate Cocktail

    This cocktail combines herbal Campari with grapefruit and pomegranate juices to create a tangy and satisfying drink. Whiz it with ice in the blender to create a frothy, smoothie-like texture. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/campari-grapefruit--pom_n_1061733.html" target="_hplink">Campari, Grapefruit and Pomegranate Cocktail</a></strong>

  • Strawberry Margarita Cocktail

    Put a Valentine's twist on the classic margarita by adding strawberry liqueur, which adds flavor as well as a deep red color that's perfect for the holiday. This recipe serves 1 special someone. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/strawberry-margarita_n_1061281.html" target="_hplink">Strawberry Margarita</a> cocktail</strong>

  • Passion Colada Cocktail

    This take on the pina colada replaces the pineapple with passion fruit, taking the cocktail to a higher level of exotic flavor. Cream of coconut makes it extra luscious. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/passion-colada_n_1049220.html" target="_hplink">Passion Colada</a> cocktail</strong>

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