Cocktails15 Valentine’s Day Cocktails To Bring A Touch Of Romance To 2022

15 Valentine’s Day Cocktails To Bring A Touch Of Romance To 2022

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Valentine’s Day has finally arrived and what better way to show that special someone you care than by mixing up some special cocktails. From frothy pink concoctions for those who prefer the sweeter side of things to devilish delights for those of us with a darker side, these 15 cocktails will make sure this will be a Valentine’s Day to remember. 

Whether you’re into whisky, gin, vodka, tequila, or brandy, these drinks will get everyone in the right mode for the year’s most romantic holiday. So without further ado, here are 15 Valentine’s Day Cocktails that are sure to add a touch of romance to 2022:

Rob Roy

Valentine’s Day Cocktails - Rob Roy

Ingredients:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until very cold and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with cherry.

PF Negroni

Valentine’s Day Cocktails - PF_Negroni

Ingredients:

Pour all ingredients into mixing glass. Pour over large ice cube in rocks glass or fancy coupe. Enjoy!

A Rosé Grows in Kentucky

Valentine’s Day Cocktails - A Rosé Grows in KY

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist

Ingredients: 

Shake egg white, add other ingredients, shake again, shake one final time with ice. Strain, top with rosé, garnish and serve.

Concrete Rose

Valentine’s Day Cocktails - Concrete Rose

Courtesy of Pekka Pellinen, Finlandia Vodka Global Master Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Finlandia Botanical Wildberry and Rose
  • 1/2 oz. elderflower juice or liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh pomegranate juice
  • Glassware: Nick and Nora 
  • Garnish: Rose petal(s), berries 

Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir. Pour into Nick and Nora glasses. Garnish with rose petals and berries, enjoy.

Espresso Black Sesame Chocolate Martini

Valentine’s Day Cocktails - Espresso Black Sesame Chocolate Martini_2

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Kikori 
  • 2 oz espresso 
  • 4 dashes chocolate bitters 
  • .75 oz black sesame syrup*
  • Dark chocolate shavings
  • Freshly whipped cream

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and a generous heap of dark chocolate shavings. 

*Black sesame simple syrup

  • 1 cup toasted black sesame seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until simmering. Turn off heat, let sit for an hour, strain into a glass bottle or jar and chill in the refrigerator until ready for use.

The Harper

Valentine's Day Cocktails

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. I.W. Harper Bourbon
  • .5 oz. Italian Red Bitter Liqueur 
  • .75 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • .75 oz Lemon
  • .25 oz Cinnamon-date Syrup
  • Glassware: Coupe
  • Garnish: Dehydrated lemon wheel and grated nutmeg

Combine all ingredients with I.W. Harper Bourbon in a shaker tin. Shake and double-strain into a coupe glass.

Buchanan’s Whisky Blush

Valentine's Day Cocktails - Blush

Ingredients:

  • 1.25 oz Buchanan’s Master or DeLuxe
  • 1.5 oz brewed and cooled hibiscus tea
  • 1 oz. fresh blood orange juice (or orange juice)
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz elderflower liqueur
  • Garnish: citrus wheel + edible, organic blossoms
  • Glassware: Coupe

Shake all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into coupe glass + garnish.

Retrograde

Valentine's Day Cocktails - Retrograde

By Mixologist A-K Hada 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Johnnie Walker Black Label 
  • 0.75 oz Ruby Port
  • 0.25 oz Kirschwasser
  • 0.25 oz Cynar
  • 1 barspoon raspberry preserves
  • Edible gold leaf as garnish
  • Glassware: Coupe
  • Garnish: Edible Gold Leaf

Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Fine strain into a chilled, wide coupe filled with a sphere ice cube. Garnish with an edible gold leaf on top of the ice sphere.

Afternoon Break

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz CIROC Pomegranate
  • 1.5 oz Hibiscus tea
  • 1.5 oz Concentrate coffee brew
  • .5oz Grenadine 
  • Glassware: Coupe
  • Garnish: Red Currant/Grated chocolate

Add all ingredients into a coupe glass. Gently stir and garnish

Tequila Don Julio Rose Soda

Valentine's Day Cocktails - Desert Rose

Ingredients:

Combine Tequila Don Julio 70, lime cordial and rose water into a highball glass. Add fresh ice cubes to the glass and fill to the top with Topo Chico. Stir gently. Garnish with edible rose petal.

*Lime Cordial: Combine the zest of 3 limes to 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and let sit at room temperature for 24-36 hours. Add 3/4 cup of fresh lime juice and a pinch of salt. Mix thoroughly and discard lime zest.

Single In Spain

Valentine's Day Cocktails - Single in Spain

Ingredients:

  • 1.25 oz Singleton 12 Year Old
  • 0.25 oz PX Sherry
  • Bar Spoon Blackberry Liqueur 
  • 2 Dashes Bitters
  • Glassware: Rocks Glass
  • Garnish: Orange Twist

Add all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ic and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish.

Grand Old Fashioned

Grand Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

First, combine aromatic bitters, Grand Marnier®, and, finally, whiskey in an old fashioned glass. Add large ice cube and stir until cold and well incorporated. Garnish surface of liquid with orange twist, expressing oils over the glass rim.

Broken Pav

Broken Pav

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Vanilla infused Broken Shed Vodka
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Heavy Cream
  • 1 Egg White
  • 3 drops Orange Blossom Water
  • 4 oz Cold Seltzer
  • Garnish: Freeze-dried fruits

Dry shake all the ingredients (except the cold seltzer), then shake again with ice glass, then carefully pour the cold seltzer down a barspoon into the bottom of the glass. Garnish with freeze-dried fruits.

Cupid’s Latte

Cupid's Latte

Created by Mixologist Camille Wilson

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Baileys Deliciously Light 
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ oz simple syrup, honey or agave
  • Garnish: Rose petals
  • Glassware: Glass mug

Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in Baileys Deliciously Light, rose water, cinnamon, and simple syrup. Remove from heat. Pour into a mug or heat-proof container.

Bacardí Old Cuban

BACARDÍ Old Cuban

Ingredients:

Combine all the ingredients (except prosecco) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain, and top with prosecco. Garnish with a mint leaf float. 

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