10 Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes That Will Have You Head Over Heels Immediately

Love at first sip.

This Cupid's Arrow recipe by Art in the Age mixologist Lee Noble calls for 1 1/2 ounces each of The Pathfinder Hemp and Root and Tamworth Distilling Apiary Gin, plus 2 ounces chilled hibiscus tea and 1 dropper Bittermens Burlesque Bitters. Shake with ice for 15 seconds, then fine strain into a coupe glass and top with dry sparkling rosé.Photo by Quaker City Mercantile
The Love Potion #3 recipe developed by Fitz Bailey, Brown-Forman mixologist, is an easy and festive choice. Gather 2 ounces Finlandia Botanical Wildberry & Rose, 3/4 ounce lime juice, and 1/2 ounce pomegranate syrup (or premium grenadine). Shake with ice, strain, and garnish with rose petals.Photo by Dominic Episcopo
The A Rosé Grows In KY recipe, also by Bailey, says to shake 1 egg white, then add 1 1/2 ounces Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve, 3/4 ounce simple syrup, and 3/4 ounce lemon juice. Shake again, then shake one final time with ice. Strain, top with rosé, garnish with rose petals, and serve.Photo by Dominic Episcopo
For the Yuzu and Rosewater Sparkling Lemonade Mocktail, combine 1 cup Natalie’s lemon juice, 1/2 cup yuzu juice, 2 tablespoons rosehip spread, and 1/4 cup agave syrup in a pitcher; whisk vigorously. Adjust as needed for sweetness, and pour in 2 cups sparkling water. Stir gently and pour over ice.Courtesy of Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice
For LALO’s “Kiss Me” Paloma, add 2 ounces LALO Tequila, 1 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice, 1/2 ounce lime juice, 1/2 ounce agave syrup, and a pinch of salt to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed, ice-filled collins glass. Top with 3 ounces sparkling water, and garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.Courtesy of LALO
The Flirty Shirley recipe says to add 1 ounce pomegranate juice, 1/2 ounce lemon juice, 1/2 ounce rose syrup, and 1 ounce vodka to a shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into glass over fresh ice. Add 3 ounces 14 Hands Rosé, then fill to top with lemon-lime seltzer. Stir to combine. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry and orange slice.Courtesy of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
The Lady In Red recipe requires 1 part Sipsmith London Dry Gin, 1 part Sipsmith Sloe Gin, 1/2 part lemon juice, 1 egg white, and 1 bar spoon raspberry syrup. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake. Add ice and shake again. Double strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a raspberry.Courtesy of Sipsmith
Create the Cointreau Pink Margarita using 1 ounce Cointreau, 2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce lime juice, and 1 top of grapefruit soda. Add all ingredients except the soda in a shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with soda, and garnish with a grapefruit twist.Courtesy of Cointreau
For Lady of the Night by Merchants Cigar Bar head bartender Jared Kelly, first shake 1 ounce Cazadores Blanco Tequila, 3/4 ounce Brennivín Aquavit, 1/2 ounce each of lemon juice and simple syrup, 1/4 ounce each of Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao and Giffard Passion Fruit Liqueur, 3 dashes Dr Adam Elmegirab's Teapot Bitters, and 1 dash orange bitters. Courtesy of Merchants Cigar Bar
To finish the Lady of the Night cocktail, strain over fresh ice into a white wine glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel and serve.Courtesy of Merchants Cigar Bar
For the Strawberry White Chocolate Coconut Martini by @beautifulbooze, you’ll need 2 ounces gin, 1 ounce Mozart Strawberry Chocolate Liqueur, 1/2 ounce coconut syrup, and 3 dashes orange bitters. Combine in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a small tasting glass. Garnish and enjoy!Photo by @beautifulbooze

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