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8 Valentines Cocktails to get Hearts Racing!

This year, our Valentine's Cocktails fall under our DRINKSfusion theme. The simple art of combining 2 or more different flavour syrups together to create one new flavour. This makes it super easy for a Bar to make and serve more complex drinks.

The 4 flavour combinations we've chosen;

  • Strawberry & Rose
  • Strawberry & Hibiscus Spice
  • Passion Fruit & Raspberry
  • Passion Fruit, Peach & Cinnamon

And then we've created 2 Cocktails for each flavour combination.

These recipes are purely for inspiration. The ratios are for guidance only. You may find that a simple 1:1 blend suits you better than a 3:1 blend. But that is the fun for DRINKSfusion, there is loads of potential to play about with these recipes, let alone creating your own.



To make this first Valentine's blend, we opted for a 2:1 ratio of Monin Strawberry Syrup and Monin Rose Syrup. We feel that a 1:1 blend is too strong of Rose. However, have a play about. Some of you may opt for a 1:1, others 3:1. There is no right or wrong. 


1) Valentines Sour

  • Glass; Coupe Glass
  • 50ml Coconut Rum
  • 15ml Aperol
  • 15ml Strawberry & Rose Blend
  • 25ml ODK Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes Orange bitters
  • 6 Drops Stillabunt Magic Velvet Foamers
  • Garnish; Dried Strawberries & Spring of Mint. Plus a Rose!

2) Valentines Fizz

  • Glass; Hiball Glass
  • 50ml Gordons Sicilian Lemon Gin
  • 15ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 15ml Strawberry & Rose Blend
  • 25ml ODK Lemon Juice
  • 50ml London Essence Peach & Jasmine Soda
  • Garnish; Dried Strawberries & Spring of Mint. Plus a Rose!



This blend is slightly more complex and combines 3 of our favourite Syrups from Monin. Strawberry, Hibiscus and Winter Spice Syrup. The Winter Spice is a lovely blend of Chilli, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove and Ginger. And we've opted for a 5:5:2 ratio as you only need a little Winter Spice for it to shine through. 


3) Take it Sloe & Steady

4) Valentines in Polynesia

  • Glass; Tiki Glass
  • 50ml White Overproof Jamaican Rum
  • 15ml Falernum
  • 15ml Strawberry & Hibiscus Blend
  • 20ml ODK Lime Juice
  • 50ml Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Garnish; Dried Hibiscus, Sprig of Mint & Frona Dried Lime



Mixing Passion Fruit and Raspberry together is divine. They can create some fantastic tasting drinks. The easiest way to blend this fusion together would be a simple 1:1 blend. There would be nothing wrong with that. But we've opted for a 2:1 blend instead. These are 2 really vibrant flavours, but we feel slightly more Passion Fruit is needed.


5) Love Struck Martini

6) Passionate Kiss



The combination of Peach & Passion Fruit works really well and, in our opinion, should be used a lot more in drinks. We first tried it in a Snowball variation before Christmas, but it works well in other applications, too. However, to take this to the next level, try adding some Cinnamon to the blend. That little touch of spice works like a dream. To make this blend, we've used the following;


7) Valentines Cheesecake

8) Passionate Punch