Need a little last-minute romance to add to your Valentine's Day? Look no further. Treat your Valentine to an artfully-made cocktail before or after a night out, or as a great accompaniment to a homemade meal. Here are five cocktails you can shake up in no time flat.
- Need some Valentine's Day dinner menu ideas? Check out our romantic seafood dinner and our classic steakhouse menu.
- Need some last-minute Valentine's Day gifts? Try some of our edible Valentines.
- Got a question in the kitchen? The Food52 Hotline is here to help!
Basil and grapefruit are a pleasant and surprising mix of flavors, and the seltzer added just the right amount of exciting effervescence. - Jenny Get the recipe. Photo: Sarah Shatz
There was a time -- when turtle soup was a luxury dish and whiskey was an acceptable morning pick-me-up -- when garnishing an icy-cold drink with dollop of meringue seemed perfectly normal. And why not? The meringue floats on the surface like a regal, mysterious iceberg. As you mix it in, the sugar and whites add a touch of cream to what's otherwise a traditional sweet, boozy punch. - Amanda Get the recipe. Photo: Sarah Shatz
What you have in this drink, cocktail lovers, is a mad mouth of pineapple, followed by a strong alcohol finish. - Jenny Get the recipe. Photo: Food52
We first made this punch exactly as written, shaking it all together in a cocktail mixer. It was a fine thing, heavy on the bourbon straight from the nose to the finish, boozy and big. - Jenny Get the recipe. Photo: Sarah Shatz
This is refreshing, balanced toddy that won't make you feel as if you've been hit over the head with the booze. It turns out that bourbon and citrus are a great match, and just a hint of honey smoothes out any rough edges. - Amanda & Merrill Get the recipe. Photo: Sarah Shatz
Follow Food52 on Twitter: www.twitter.com/food52