Valentine’s Day Cocktails At Home

Valentine’s Day Cocktails At Home


Valentine’s Day is the time to forget about your problems and spend time with the love of your life.

If you’re celebrating on a budget, or want to do something other than go out for a meal for the 14th February, we have some romantic cocktail recipes you can try at home.

Strong alcoholic drinks can turn your night around, but if you’re someone who’d prefer a chilled night in with your loved one for company, we have some recipes that are easy to make and will set the mood.

Nothing says romance than a glass of your favourite drink with a meal, so this Valentine’s day, be prepared to make the most romantic cocktails on earth.

Negroni D’Amore

With its gin flavouring combined with its sweetness, this drink will flood the atmosphere with romance.

Valentine's Day Cocktails For At Home

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Ransom Old Tom Gin
  • 1 oz Cocchi Barolo Chinato
  • 1 oz Kina L’Avion D’Or
  • Orange slice

Method

  • Pour all ingredients into a glass and stir
  • Garnish with an orange slice

Meals To Have With Negroni D’Amore

  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti
  • Macaroni and cheese

Tart Cherry

Red is a symbol of love, and this Tart Cherry cocktail is made from the heart. The extra decoration of the cherry exploits romance too!

Valentine's Day Cocktails For At Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz cherry juice
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 3 oz Vodka
  • Cherry

Method

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and all the ingredients
  • Shake well and garnish with a cherry

Meals To Have With Tart Cherry

  • Chicken and vegetables
  • Vegetable soup
  • Chicken pie with peas

Paper Plane

Don’t be standard this Valentine’s Day. Create this magical drink for your sweetheart – a surprising concoction that’s easy to make.

Valentine's Day Cocktails At Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz orange liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Piece of orange

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake well and garnish with a piece of orange

Meals To Have With Tart Cherry

  • Puff pastry
  • Pizza
  • Tomato and red pepper puff fingers

Cherry Chocolate

Topped with grated dark chocolate, this drink will take you right back to the days when you used to get butterflies in your stomach.

Valentine's Day Cocktails At Home

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Pikesville Rye
  • 3/4 oz Amaretto
  • 1 dash Scrappy’s chocolate bitters
  • Cherries
  • Grated dark chocolate

Method

  • Pour everything except the cherries and chocolate into a cocktail shaker and shake
  • Pout liquid into a glass
  • Garnish with cherries and top with the grated chocolate

Meals To Have With Cherry Chocolate

  • Curry
  • Pizza
  • Potatoes

Vesper

Valentine's Day Cocktails At Home

You can’t get any more romantic than the Vesper, famously ordered by James Bond. Light the candles and set the mood with this cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1/4 oz Lillet Blonde
  • Lemon peel

Method

  • Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into a glass
  • Garnish with a lemon peel

Meals To Have With Vesper

  • Chicken with rice
  • Honey and orange roasted sea bass
  • Smoked salmon

My Sharona

Valentine's Day Cocktails At Home

Impress your partner with this refreshing number. It’s perfect to snuggle up together before a romantic meal.

Ingredients

  • Juice from 1 freshly squeezed lemon
  • 6 raspberries
  • 2 oz white Rum
  • 3 oz Ginger beer

Method

  • Add all ingredients, except the lemon juice to a glass
  • Stir and top with the lemon juice
  • Add the raspberries

Meals To Have With My Sharona

  • Duck breast with spiced sauce
  • Grilled lobster
  • Thai red curry shrimp

Proving your love to someone can be expensive, and if you’re a last minute person, the shops have already closed and the restaurants are already booked.

You can surprise your partner (and even yourself!) by making these delicious beverages. On the 14th February, it’s the thought (and taste!) that counts, so forget expensive gifts that won’t be used and get yourself in the kitchen making exciting cocktails.