Staying in and getting cozy on Valentine’s Day definitely has its perks! We’re thinking cocktails, snacks, and one of those movies you’ve seen a million times … your favorite rewatch.
If you can’t decide what kind of cocktail to make at home, we’re sharing 20 ideas in this post. Many of these recipes are pretty shades of pink and red, but we’ve also included some fun classic cocktails with unique flavors.
Related: 40 Fun Cocktails to Make at Home
We’re also sharing some snacks, appetizers, and desserts to pair with your cocktails at the end of this post. Cheers!
Easy Chocolate Martini
Calling all chocolate lovers! This easy-to-make chocolate martini recipe is the perfect mix of boozy and sweet. A classic Valentine’s Day cocktail with a swirl of chocolate syrup.
Rhubarb Ramos Gin Fizz
This pink Ramos gin fizz is a mix of citrus, orange blossom water, cream, and homemade rhubarb syrup. It’s a delicious as it looks.
Classic Manhattan Cocktail
You can’t go wrong with a classic Manhattan. This recipe mixes American whiskey and Italian vermouth with a few dashes of aromatic bitters. Don’t forget the Luxardo maraschino cherry!
Fruit and Tonics
Here’s a fun cocktail idea; make infused ice cubes using your favorite pureed fruit. As the ice melts, it will add all of that delicious fruit flavor to your gin and tonic.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Jello Shots
We made an epic jello shot recipe based on our love for chocolate-covered fruit. These chocolate strawberry jello shots would be so fun to share with someone.
Easy Cosmo Recipe
An easy, balanced cosmopolitan recipe (not too sweet, not too bitter) of Citron Vodka, lime, and cranberry juice. And the color is obviously perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Orange Cranberry Margarita
Use our homemade margarita mix recipe to make a batch of orange cranberry margaritas. This drink is perfectly tart and refreshing—and Elsie’s favorite!
Sparkling Spiced Pear & Ginger Cocktail
Don’t be fooled by the name—this pear and ginger cocktail can be made has four ingredients, and it’s perfect for a fancy occasion. Easy and delish!
How to Make a Classic Negroni
A Negroni is a classic aperitif, meaning it’s perfect before or after a big meal … and especially on Valentine’s Day. Cheers!
Love the combination of mint and chocolate? Look no further than the grasshopper cocktail. This delicious concoction can be enjoyed frozen, too.
Speaking of frozen, this cherry-topped rosé slushee is so easy to make and it reminds us of a boozy snow cone.
Rose Pomegranate Martini
Here’s a unique martini infused with rose tea, pomegranate juice, and fresh mint. If you’re feeling fancy, you can even make a rose petal garnish for your cocktail glass!
Smoke and Cinnamon Old Fashioned
This smoke and cinnamon old fashioned is a unique spin on a classic old fashioned. The smoke flavor is created using a kitchen torch to burn a cedar board (to trap in the smoke in the glass).
Hibiscus Sour With Heart Garnish
If there was an official Valentine’s Day cocktail, it would be the hibiscus sour. You have to add the heart stencil, though—it’s an easy way to make this drink more lovey dovey!
Homemade Strawberry Margaritas
While you can totally grab strawberry margarita mix at the store, it only takes a few minutes to make a fresh batch at home. It’s so much better!
Rosé Soaked Gummy Bears
How fun would these boozy gummy bears be for a “Galentine’s” party? You can use any gummy bear flavor and your choice of rosé or sparkling white wine to soak them in.
Spiked Peppermint Mocha Milkshake
What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate? This rich and decadent chocolate milkshake is spiked with coffee liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and a whole candy cane.
White Wine Apple Spritzer
If you’re going to enjoy a refreshing white wine spritzer on a special occasion, you have to add a pretty rose-shaped apple to the glass. So fancy!
Grown Up Strawberry Shortcake Shake
This recipe makes two boozy strawberry milkshakes—perfect for a Valentine’s Day night in. Did we mention that the rim is made out of crumbled shortcake?
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