Are you looking for a love potion to put a spell on the object of your affection this Valentine’s Day?
If you’re still stressing that your romantic plans are a little lacklustre and you’re limited on inspiration to make the day really special, don’t worry about needing to rush out to buy some expensive chocolates or last minute bouquet of roses. By making your other half some delicious Valentine’s cocktails you’ll prove that you’ve put effort into making something they’ll enjoy – without having to break the bank (or a sweat) to create them!
Rose Prosecco Cocktail
Created by Sophie Dahl for the BBC website, this delicate and fragrant version of a champagne cocktail is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
- 1 bottle Prosecco
- 4-6 tbsp rose syrup (available from specialist suppliers)
- Pour the prosecco into the serving glasses and then drizzle the rose syrup gently on top, allowing it to trickle down to the bottom.
Romeo and Juliet
This fruity cocktail comes from the HGTV website and combines tequila and raspberry liquor – creating a drink that truly is “to die for”.
- 1 1/2 oz. Patron Silver tequila
- 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
- 1/4 oz. cherry or Chambord raspberry liquor
- 2 oz. chilled peach juice
- 3 maraschino cherries, garnish
- Orange spiral, garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add tequila (or Absolut Apeach), Grand Marnier, cherry liquor and peach juice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and pour into a chilled fluted glass or large martini glass.
Place orange spiral on the lip of the glass so it drapes down the side.
For a fluted glass: drop a cherry into drink.
For a martini glass: skewer three cherries on a swizzle stick and lay across the lip.
Another dreamy delight from the HGTV website to surprise your special someone – forget dessert and indulge in this sweet and creamy cocktail!
- 1 1/2 oz. bourbon
- 1 oz. ruby port, the sweeter the better
- 1 oz. Kahlua
- 1 1/2 oz. heavy cream
- Ground nutmeg
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add liquids and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a large chilled martini glass. Gently sprinkle nutmeg on top.
Sorbet and Champagne Cocktail
This Sorbet and Champagne Cocktail by Martha Stewart is a light and refreshing mood brightener – perfect for blissful couples on Valentine’s Day!
Scoop sorbet into a champagne flute. Fill with chilled Champagne or Prosecco; stir.
This fruity and delicious Skinnygirl Cocktail from www.drinkoftheweek.com is aptly named Cupid’s Cosmo!
1. Pour over ice
2. Garnish with a lime wedge/peel
A pretty little cocktail ideal for Valentine’s Day! The Hot Smooch requires the glass it is served in to have a sugar coated rim to sweeten the cocktail’s sour taste. Recipe courtesy of the-wander-woman.com
- Club soda
- Lots of lemon juice
- Few dashes of grenadine
Shake with ice, pour into a glass with a sugar coated rim. Add in a cute heart decoration – and voila!
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Raise a glass to the love of your life this Valentine’s evening and indulge in these creative and mouthwatering cocktails!