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Rom-Com-Inspired Cocktails For Valentine's Day

These pair perfectly with your favorite films.

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Rom-Com Inspired Cocktails: When Harry Met Sally

Matt Landes, founder of Cocktail Academy, suggests pairing this quintessentially NYC rom-rom with a Calvados Spritz — a combo of apple brandy (a nod to the Big Apple) and sparkling wine that's both effervescent and comforting, just like the main characters' relationship.

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Rom-Com Inspired Cocktails: Pretty in Pink

For this '80s classic, Landes recommends mixing up a Rose Cocktail: gin, rose influencer Lillet Blanc, and grapefruit liquor garnished with rose petals. "Like Andie, the drink is bold and ambitious. The color is also strikingly reminiscent of the prom dress [she] wears at the end of the film.”


Rom-Com Inspired Cocktails: Pretty Woman

Landes' Lady in Red — tequila, lemon, and hibiscus raspberry syrup coated in raspberry dust — is the cocktail version of Roberts' iconic red dress. "[It's] visually vivid and show-stopping, yet each sip is layered with different flavors from sweet and floral to the herbal spiciness of the tequila."


Rom-Com Inspired Cocktails: Sleepless in Seattle

The only thing as notoriously synonymous with Seattle as this film is the city's coffee culture, which is why Alex Lacroix, co-founder of Siempre Tequila, suggests spiking your favorite Starbucks beverage with a shot of the brand's Reposado.


Rom-Com Inspired Cocktails: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Inspired by the "love fern" in this flick, the mixologists at Lillet suggest an herbaceous combination of two parts Lillet blanc , one part cynar, 3/4 part lemon juice, and fresh mint leaves, shaken and served on the rocks.

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Rom-Com Inspired Cocktails: Crazy Stupid Love

Lillet's team created the playful "Party Trick," a combo of Lillet Blanc, rye, and peach-flavored bitters garnished with a lemon and orange peel, as a nod to its lead characters' memorable Dirty Dancing lift.

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