9 Tasty Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Raise your glass to love and friendship on Valentine's Day with these sparkling drinks.

9 Tasty Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Raise your glass to love and friendship on Valentine’s Day with these sparkling drinks.

-PJ Gach

 kanon valentines day cocktail

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re celebrating with your girls, spending time with your honey or throwing an anti-Valentine’s Day party, the question comes up, what are you going to drink? Don’t worry about doing the same old, same old. We’ve rounded up some tasty (and pretty) libations for you!

1. EFFEN First Glance

Created by David Nepove – National President, U.S. Bartender’s Guildeffen first glance

1 ½ parts EFFEN® Vodka

¾ parts Aperol

¾ parts Grapefruit Juice

½ part Lemon Juice

½ part Simple Syrup

½ part Pomegranate Juice

2 parts Prosecco

Pour in a cocktail jigger, shake, then pout into a wine glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

 

2. EFFEN Spicy Romance

effen spicy romance Created by David Nepove – National President, U.S. Bartender’s Guild

1 ½ parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka or EFFEN® Vodka

¾ parts DeKuyper® Triple Sec

¾ parts Fresh Pomegranate Juice

½ parts Lime Juice

½ parts Simple Syrup

1 dash of Angostura® Bitters or Fee Brothers Whiskey Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake. Pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a thinly sliced lime wheel floating on top.

For a little more romance, add a splash of Champagne!

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Two cocktails below were created by the London Lonsdale’s bar manager. He named the two drinks after women who got away.

 3. The S. Brach

brach drink

Equal parts Aperol, Punt e Mes and Absolut Wild Tea with a splash of orange bitters to round off  the competing flavours. Dry like her wit and as  revolutionary as her city’s forefathers.

4. The N. Macnaughton

n macnaughton cocktail

The sweetest Glaswegian you’ll ever meet. Kind, soft and yet brutally frank. A fist of raspberries, muddled, a large dram of Auchentoshen 12 year old. Creme de mure, cloudy apple juice, a splash of gomme and a smidge of egg white. Intelligence has never come in such a lovely head.

5. The Sparkle In Her Eye

sparkle in her eye cocktail

 2 Ounces Exclusiv Classic Vodka

1 Ounce Triple Sec

1 Ounce White Cranberry Juice

Squeeze Of ¼ Lime

Shake over ice and strain into Martini glass; top with 1 oz Exclusiv Rose´ Moscato, garnish with a strawberry

6. The Breathtaker

breaktaker cocktail

1 Ounce Exclusiv Citrus Vodka

Squeeze Of ¼ Lemon

½ Ounce Triple Sec

½ Ounce Blue Curacao Liqueur

Shake over ice and strain into champagne flute, top with Exclusiv Rose´ Moscato, garnish with a cherry

7. Love At First Sight

1 Ounce Exclusiv Orange Vodka

Splash Grand Mariner

1 ½ Ounces Of Cranberry Juice

Squeeze Of ¼ Lime

Shake over ice and pour into Champagne flute, top With Exclusiv Rose´ Moscato, garnish with a twist of orange.

 8. Exclusiv Fashionista

2 Ounces Excusiv Citrus Vodka

1 Ounce Sweet and Sour

½ Ounce Raspberry Liqueur

Squeeze of ¼ Lemon

Shake and pour into a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass with ice, top with 4 oz  Exclusiv Rose´ Moscato, garnish with a lemon wheel and raspberries.

9. St. Valentine’s Cocktail

Created by Paul Johnson at Two e Lounge at the Pierre Hotel in NYC.

2 1/2 Parts Kanon Organic Vodka

3 Strawberries (cored)

1 Celery Leaf (size of a thumb)

Splash Lime Juice

 Muddle, strain, serve up in a martini glass. Garnish with rose petals.

Cheers!

PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.


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  1. Some of those cocktails look amazing!

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