Mix things up this Valentine's Day!

Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine's Day is a day that deserves a drink ... or two. So if you're the festive type or you're just trying to do something a little extra special for your partner (guys, this counts as 'showing effort'), we've got just the thing for you – five Valentine's Day-inspired cocktails that'll set the mood better than bouquets and Barry White.

Sparkling Sangria 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bottle of rosé
  • 1.5 cups of seltzer 
  • 1/2 cup of pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup of vodka 
  • 1/4 cup of raspberry liqueur 
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup of raspberries 

Combine ingredients into a large pitcher and chill at least one hour. 

Grapefruit Mimosa 

Courtesy of Pinterest/The Gourmet Gourmand 

Ingredients: 

  • Pink sugar 
  • 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice 
  • 1 bottle of champagne 

Dip champagne glass in a bit of water to wet the rim then dip the glass in sugar. Combine ingredients in glass. 

The Honey Bee 

Ingredients:

  • .75 oz Drambuie 
  • 3 dashes of walnut bitters 
  • Top off with Prosecco 

Mix in a champagne flute. 

Raspberry Chocolate Martini 

Courtesy of Genius Kitchen

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz Chambord
  • 1.5 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • Dark chocolate shavings 
  • Raspberry for garnish

Combine all ingredients, except chocolate and raspberry, in a shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and serve chilled. Add garnish. 

Love Potion

Courtesy of HelloFresh

Ingredients: 

  • 3 oz of Gin
  • 1 oz of lime juice
  • 1 oz of elderflower liqueur
  • 1 bottle of Rosé

Combine all ingredients, except Rosé, in a shaker with ice. Strain, pour over ice, and top off with Rosé.

Unsure of your bartending skills? Always keep a bottle of prosecco or champagne handy no matter the occasion. 

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