Sometimes the most intimate setting for a romantic celebration is found by creating the perfect Valentine’s Day evening at home. There’s something to be treasured about spending time alone and enjoying a meal together without any outside distractions. If you’re looking for some Valentine’s Day cocktails to make you cozy on Valentine’s Day night, you’re sure to find the perfect nightcap in our list below.
Suppose you are looking for a cocktail that will impress your date and is full of aphrodisiacs. In that case, the Blushing Rose is a fruity drink flavored with Asian pear, honeydew, pomegranate, mangosteen, goji berry, green tea, and yuzu. The rose nectar gives it the perfect pink hue to match your Valentine’s décor. Designed for two, this drink goes excellent with Asian-inspired meals. It is a low-alcohol content cocktail. If you want to feel the effects a little more, add two ounces of your favorite tequila.
- 4 ounces TY KU liqueur
- 2 ounces of pomegranate juice
- 4 ounces of rose nectar
- Lime wedges for garnish
In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour the ingredients. Stir together well. Strain into your favorite stemmed glass or over ice in a whiskey tumbler. Garnish with lime wedges. Serve and enjoy.
If you’re looking for a more masculine drink for the vodka lover, the Red Lotus is a retake on the classic vodka cranberry drink and is just as easy to make. It is made with lychee, an Asian fruit that’s small but flavorful and goes well with the tart cranberry juice in this cocktail. It’s as red as you can get a cocktail to be, and it’s sure to sweeten up the night.
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces lychee liqueur
- 1-ounce cranberry juice
In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour the vodka, lychee liqueur, and cranberry juice. Be sure to shake it well. Strain the mixture into a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Serve and enjoy.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Shooters
If you’re planning on skipping right to the party, try these super easy-to-make shooters that go down smoothly and fast. They pack a punch, so they aren’t for the lightweight Valentine.
Just mix equal parts Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey and Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream Liqueur in a shaker and shake. Serve chilled in your sexiest shot glass.
This chocolatey martini can be made with gin or vodka and requires just four ingredients. Serve with chilled strawberries for a take on the classic lovers’ feast of chocolate-dipped strawberries.
- 200 ml gin or vodka
- 50 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
- 100 ml chocolate liqueur
- crushed ice
Put your alcohol into a pitcher or bowl. After melting the dark chocolate, pour it into the alcohol. Continuously whisk until it is completely blended. Next, add the chocolate liqueur. For every drink made, shake 100 ml of the liquid mixture with some crushed ice and then strain it into a martini glass. You can dress it up with a lemon zest curl.
If your Valentine is a gin drinker, the Hanky Panky sends a direct message about your expectations for the night. It’s sophisticated and classy but gets you feeling good all the same.
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
- Two dashes Fernet-Branca
- Garnish: orange twist
Mix the gin, sweet vermouth, and Fernet-Branca with ice. Whisk together until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Whatever you’re planning this Valentine’s, don’t forget to stock up on all your spirited ingredients to get you in the mood for love. Visit Payless Liquors this Valentine’s Day.