11 Valentine's Day Cocktails for Your Romantic Dinner Date

Red velvet icing cocktail

Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:08 p.m. ET

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The pluses of having that romantic Valentine's Day dinner in your own humble abode? Curating a heart-felt cocktail menu for your man with a few of these decadent drinks.

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Strawberry Steel from 121 Fulton Street - Valentine's Day Drinks

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Strawberry Steel from 121 Fulton Street in New York City


1 ½ oz. Ketel One

1/2 oz. Cointreau

3/4 oz. Fresh guava juice

1/2 oz. Sake

Enduro Hot Tottie - Valentine's Day Drinks

Enduro – Hot Tottie3

Enduro Restaurant's Hot Tottie Recipe


2 oz. Maker's Mark

1 oz. Grand Marnier

3/4 oz. Clove Syrup

3/4 oz. Honey Syrup

1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Fresh Orange Juice

3 dash orange bitters

Hot Water


Flamed Orange Peel

Sugar and Ground Clove Rim Glass

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The Hot and Sweet Cocktail - Valentine's Day Cocktails

Hot and sweet cocktail

The Hot and Sweet Cocktail


1 part UV Sriracha Vodka

1 splash agave nectar

1 handful strawberries

Directions: Blend with ice and pour into sugar-rimmed margarita glass

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The Rose Runner, Using Christina Milian's Viva Diva Wines - Valentine's Day Cocktails

Viva diva

The Rose Runner, Using Christina Milian's Viva Diva Wines


2 parts Viva Diva Wines Rose Moscato

1 Part Peach CIROC

1 part Minute Maid Orangeade

1/2 cup tropical fruits

1 cup shredded ice

Directions: Blend and pour in a frosted glass.

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The Heartbreaker - Valentine's Day Cocktails

The heartbreaker cocktail

The Heartbreaker


1 ½ oz. Avión Reposado

¾ oz. Black Peach Tea

¼ oz. White Peach Puree

¼ oz. Lemon Juice

¾ oz. Brown Sugar

¼ oz. Cranberry Juice

3 Blackberries

1 Blackberry and Lemon Wheel for garnish

Directions: Muddle blackberries and brown sugar in shaker. Add all the ingredients and shake. Double strain and pour into a glass over ice. Garnish with one blackberry and a lemon wheel.

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Te Amo- Valentine's Day Cocktails

Valentine's Day
Te Amo

Te Amo


2 parts Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila

1 part DeKuyper Razzmatazz

6 parts chocolate milk

2 dashes of Taza Chocolate Mexicano Extract

Chocolate shavings for garnish

Raspberries for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the mixture into two martini glasses rimmed with chocolate shavings. Garnish with raspberries.

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Cherry Kiss - Valentine's Day Cocktails

Cherry kiss

Cherry Kiss


6 parts Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila

2 parts JDK & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur

40 bing cherries, pitted and stemmed

3 tbsp. agave nectar

4 parts fresh lime juice

8 parts club soda

Directions: The above recipe serves six. Muddle together cherries, lime juice, and agave nectar. Strain into shaker and reserve the pulp in the bowl. Add the Sauza Blue Silver, JDK & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur, and ice and shake to chill. Spoon 1 tablespoon of reserved cherry pulp into each glasses and fill 3/4 of the way full with cocktail mixture. Top with club soda and garnish with a cherry.

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Red Velvet Cocktail- Valentine's Day Cocktails

Red velvet icing cocktail

Red Velvet Icing Cocktail


1.5 oz. ZING Red Velvet

.75 oz. White Crème de Cacao

.75 oz. Chocolate Syrup

Directions: Shake and strain. Served up. Garnish with a Brandied Cherry

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The Pavan Rouge, Recipe courtesy of Christian Sanders at Evelyn Drinkery

Pavan rouge

The Pavan Rouge, Recipe courtesy of Christian Sanders at Evelyn Drinkery


1 part pavan

1 part vodka or gin

1 part lemon juice

1 part sparkling rosé

1/2 part thyme honey syrup

5 raspberries

Thyme Honey Syrup, to add in small sauce pan:

3-4 grams of thyme

1 cup honey

1 cup water

Directions: Add all ingredients, excluding the sparkling rose, to a blender. Blend for 30 seconds. Strain through tea strainer into a double rocks glass that already has the sparkling rose. Garnish with 2 raspberries and 2 small thyme sprigs.

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Frangelico Truffle- Valentine's Day Cocktails

Frangelico Truffle

Frangelico Truffle


1 part Frangelico

1 part SKYY Vodka
3/4oz Cold Espresso

Directions: Shake with ice and serve up in a cocktail or martini glass. Dust with dark chocolate shavings.

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Clos du Bois Rouge - Valentine's Day Cocktails


And to make things super simple after dinner? A glass of the ultimate dessert wine!

Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon, $17, Available at wine and liquor stores nationwide


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