This Cocktail Is Perfect For Valentine’s Day, No Matter How You’re Celebrating

You’ll be feeling the love.

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What’s more romantic than an espresso martini? Aldama’s recipe is an easy one to whip up. Add two ounces vodka, one fourth an ounce creme de cacao, half an ounce Kahlua, and three quarter ounces cold brew coffee to a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a coupe glass to serve.Courtesy of Aldama / Photo by Andrea Grujic
The Select Spritz is refreshing, and packs a festive hue. Start by pouring three ounces chilled Prosecco over ice; follow with two ounces Select Aperitivo and one ounce soda water and stir gently. Garnish with a large Castelvetrano Olive.Courtesy of Select Aperitivo
The Red Raspberry by El Tequileño is made by adding two ounces El Tequileño Reposado Gran Reserva, one ounce lime juice, a half ounce raspberry liqueur, a half ounce agave syrup, two ounces cranberry juice, and six raspberries to a shaker over ice. Shake, strain into a highball glass over ice, and garnish with raspberries and edible flowers.Courtesy of El Tequileño
To make the Kir Italiano by Alex Teisanu, CEO and director of Casa Limone, combines one ounce lemon juice, three quarter ounces crème de cassis, a half ounce St. Germain, and a fourth ounce simple syrup in a Champagne flute. Top with four and a half ounces Pasqua Prosecco; garnish with a lemon twist.Courtesy of Casa Limone
Create the White Haute Chocolate by Glenfiddich brand ambassador Kevin Canchola by heating eight parts milk and eight parts white chocolate in a pot until melted. Add a pinch of sea salt, pour into mug, and add Glenfiddich 14. Garnish with star anise.Courtesy of Glenfiddich
The Rose Royale from Le Méridien is simple, but no less romantic. Add 22.5 milliliters crème de cassis to a glass, top with rosé Champagne or sparkling wine, and garnish with dried rose buds.Courtesy of Le Méridien
For this Malibu Frozé recipe, pour one part Malibu Original, two parts sparkling rosé wine, a third part lemon juice, a third part simple syrup, and two peach wedges into a blender with crushed ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a wine glass.Shutterstock
This Cupid’s Arrow cocktail recipe requires muddling two ounces Teremana Blanco, one ounce lime juice, a half ounce agave syrup, and eight to 10 mint leaves in a shaker. Add one ounce strawberry puree and two dashes balsamic vinegar, shake with ice, and strain into a glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.Courtesy of Teremana
Celebrating Galentine’s Day? Serve this Aviation Gin Cosmo recipe. Stir one and a half ounces Aviation American Gin, three quarter ounces sweet vermouth, and one fourth ounces maraschino liqueur in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a martini glass, top with dashes of bitters, and garnish with lemon peel and maraschino cherry.© eleonora galli/Moment/Getty Images
The Secret Admirer cocktail is made by muddling one slice ginger. Then, add one ounce lemon juice, one slice red chili pepper, one ounce simple syrup, two to three drops of rosewater (depending on taste preference), and two ounces King St. Vodka and shake with ice. Serve over ice.Courtesy of King St. Vodka
Extending dry January? Make this Rose Cream Soda for a mocktail. Pour six ounces Free Rain CALM and four ounces Oatly over ice. Stir in one fourth teaspoon vanilla extract and some elderberry syrup; use an electric whisk for extra foam, and top with whipped cream and candied rose petals.Shutterstock

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