15 Valentine's Day Cocktails Built for Two

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Design by Betsy Farrell

Whether you're in need of love libations for a Valentine's celebration à deux, building a boozy arsenal for a Galentine's Day Party to remember, or in search of a festive nightcap so you can sleep through the rest of the romantic holiday 🙋, find 15 seasonal cocktails ahead to stir up some positive vibes.

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>1 to 2 cubes Frozen Watermelon</p><p>3 to 4 Raspberries</p><p>Chilled Rosé Wine</p><p>IZZE Raspberry Watermelon</p><p>Fresh Mint, for garnish</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Directions:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p><p>Put the watermelon and raspberries in the bottom of a chilled cocktail glass. &nbsp;Fill halfway with&nbsp;rosé. Top with IZZE Raspberry Watermelon.&nbsp;Garnish with mint.</p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Courtesy of IZZE</em></p>
Raspberry Watermelon Sparkling Sangria

Ingredients:

1 to 2 cubes Frozen Watermelon

3 to 4 Raspberries

Chilled Rosé Wine

IZZE Raspberry Watermelon

Fresh Mint, for garnish

Directions:

Put the watermelon and raspberries in the bottom of a chilled cocktail glass. Fill halfway with rosé. Top with IZZE Raspberry Watermelon. Garnish with mint.

Created by Erin Phraner at

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Courtesy Stella
Cherry Pom Pomme

Ingredients:

½ oz. grenadine

½ oz. lemon juice

Stella Artois Cidre

Brandied cherry

Directions:

Mix ½ oz. grenadine and ½ oz. lemon juice; shake over ice. Pour into a highball glass and top with Stella Artois Cidre. Garnish with a brandied cherry skewer.

Created by Jess Goldfarb, Cocktail Director at CRU Oyster Bar in Nantucket, MA

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>2 oz. NOLET'S Dry Gin</p><p>¼ oz. Dry Vermouth</p><p>
	½ oz. Rose Cordial
</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Directions:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and stir well. Pour out into a pre-chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist and rose petal.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></span></p><p><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"><i data-redactor-tag="i">Created by Emil Galiev of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mamonyc.com/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Mamo</a></i><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><a href="http://www.mamonyc.com/"></a></span></em></span></span></p>
Roza

Ingredients:

2 oz. NOLET'S Dry Gin

¼ oz. Dry Vermouth

½ oz. Rose Cordial

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and stir well. Pour out into a pre-chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist and rose petal.

Created by Emil Galiev of

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>1 oz. Patrón&nbsp;Silver</p><p>½ oz. Lemon</p><p>¼ oz. Pomegranate syrup</p><p>¼ oz. Honey</p><p>2 dashes Peychauds bitters<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>Fresh Thyme, for garnish</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Directions:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>Shake ingredients with ice, double strain into a coupe or champagne glass, absinthe spritz, champagne or Prosecco float. Garnish with fresh thyme.</p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Created by&nbsp;Lucinda Sterling at <a href="https://www.yelp.com/biz/middle-branch-new-york" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Middle Branch</a></em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><a href="https://www.yelp.com/biz/middle-branch-new-york"><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"></em></a></span></p>
Love of a Lifethyme

Ingredients:

1 oz. Patrón Silver

½ oz. Lemon

¼ oz. Pomegranate syrup

¼ oz. Honey

2 dashes Peychauds bitters

Fresh Thyme, for garnish

Directions:

Shake ingredients with ice, double strain into a coupe or champagne glass, absinthe spritz, champagne or Prosecco float. Garnish with fresh thyme.

Created by Lucinda Sterling at

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>1½ parts D'USSÉ™ VSOP Cognac</p><p>½ part Triple Sec</p><p>½ part Grenadine</p><p>1 part Cranberry Juice</p><p>1 part Ginger Beer (or ginger ale)</p><p>Orange Wheel, for garnish</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Directions:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>Build first four ingredients with ice in a rocks glass and top with ginger&nbsp;beer. Garnish with an orange wheel.</p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Courtesy of D'USSE Cognac</em></p>
Love Storm

Ingredients:

1½ parts D'USSÉ™ VSOP Cognac

½ part Triple Sec

½ part Grenadine

1 part Cranberry Juice

1 part Ginger Beer (or ginger ale)

Orange Wheel, for garnish

Directions:

Build first four ingredients with ice in a rocks glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with an orange wheel.

Courtesy of D'USSE Cognac

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>1½ oz.&nbsp;Vanilla Vodka</p><p>1 tsp. Simple Syrup</p><p>½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice</p><p>Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry</p><p>Raspberry Ice Cubes, for garnish</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Directions:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>Place raspberry ice cubes in glass and set to the side. In a cocktail shaker, add vanilla vodka, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice- shake. Strain over ice and add Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry.</p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Courtesy of Sparkling Ice</em></p>
Sparkling Raspberry

Ingredients:

1½ oz. Vanilla Vodka

1 tsp. Simple Syrup

½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry

Raspberry Ice Cubes, for garnish

Directions:

Place raspberry ice cubes in glass and set to the side. In a cocktail shaker, add vanilla vodka, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice- shake. Strain over ice and add Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry.

Courtesy of Sparkling Ice

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>2 oz. Cointreau</p><p>1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice</p><p>2 bar&nbsp;spoons Cranberry Sauce</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Directions:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Shake all ingredients with ice and fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass.&nbsp; Garnish with an orange twist.</p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Courtesy of Cointreau</em></p>
Cointreau Cranberry

Ingredients:

2 oz. Cointreau

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

2 bar spoons Cranberry Sauce

Directions:

Shake all ingredients with ice and fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Courtesy of Cointreau

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>0.75&nbsp;oz&nbsp;Chambord® Liqueur</p><p>1.25&nbsp;oz&nbsp;Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Honey</p><p>1.5&nbsp;oz&nbsp;Cranberry Juice</p><p>1&nbsp;Splash&nbsp;Lemon Juice</p><p>1&nbsp;&nbsp;Lemon Twist, for garnish</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Directions:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Courtesy of Chambord Liqueur</em></p>
Honey Berry Cosmo

Ingredients:

0.75 oz Chambord® Liqueur

1.25 oz Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Honey

1.5 oz Cranberry Juice

1 Splash Lemon Juice

1 Lemon Twist, for garnish

Directions:

Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.

Courtesy of Chambord Liqueur

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>1 1/2 cups Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry</p><p>1 cup PearNectar</p><p>1/4 cup Orange-Flavored Liqueur, such as Grand Marnier</p><p>1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne</p><p>Mint and Blueberries, for garnish</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Directions:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>In a large pitcher, combine Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry, pear nectar, and orange-flavored liqueur.&nbsp;Slowly add Champagne. Serve over ice.&nbsp;Garnish with mint and blueberries.</p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Courtesy of Sparkling Ice</em></p>
Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry

1 cup PearNectar

1/4 cup Orange-Flavored Liqueur, such as Grand Marnier

1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne

Mint and Blueberries, for garnish

Directions:

In a large pitcher, combine Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry, pear nectar, and orange-flavored liqueur. Slowly add Champagne. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint and blueberries.

Courtesy of Sparkling Ice

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>1 oz. Cointreau</p><p>1/4 oz. Grenadine</p><p>4 oz. Champagne</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Directions:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Start by pouring the Cointreau, then top off with champagne, and lastly add the grenadine. Garnish with an orange twist.</p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em">Courtesy of Cointreau</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p>
Stroke of Midnight

Ingredients:

1 oz. Cointreau

1/4 oz. Grenadine

4 oz. Champagne

Directions:

Start by pouring the Cointreau, then top off with champagne, and lastly add the grenadine. Garnish with an orange twist.

Courtesy of Cointreau

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>
1&nbsp;oz&nbsp;Chambord® Liqueur</p><p>1&nbsp;oz&nbsp;Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Honey</p><p>3&nbsp;oz&nbsp;Korbel® Champagne</p><p>1&nbsp;Splash&nbsp;Sweet &amp; Sour</p><p>Lemon Wedge (Garnish)</p><p>Raspberries (Garnish)</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Directions:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">Shake top three ingredients with ice and top with champagne. Serve over ice.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></span></p><p><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><em data-redactor-tag="em">Courtesy of Chambord Liqueur</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></span></span></p>
Starry Night

Ingredients:

1 oz Chambord® Liqueur

1 oz Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Honey

3 oz Korbel® Champagne

1 Splash Sweet & Sour

Lemon Wedge (Garnish)

Raspberries (Garnish)

Directions:

Shake top three ingredients with ice and top with champagne. Serve over ice.

Courtesy of Chambord Liqueur

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum</p><p>3 parts Lemon-Lime ßoda</p><p>Grenadine or Cherry Heering floater</p><p>Garnish with a Jerry Cherry*</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Directions:</strong></p><p><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">Shake and serve over ice, then garnish with a Jerry Cherry.&nbsp;</span></p><p>*Drain a 10 oz.&nbsp;jar of Maraschino Cherries of their liquid. Fill with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Return the lid and refrigerate for at least 1 week.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p><p><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum</em></span></p>
Cherry Jerry

Ingredients:

1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

3 parts Lemon-Lime ßoda

Grenadine or Cherry Heering floater

Garnish with a Jerry Cherry*

Directions:

Shake and serve over ice, then garnish with a Jerry Cherry.

*Drain a 10 oz. jar of Maraschino Cherries of their liquid. Fill with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Return the lid and refrigerate for at least 1 week.

Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>1 1/2 oz. Tequila Don Julio 70
</p><p>1 oz Ginger
</p><p>1 half Lime
</p><p>6 Pineapple Bites
</p><p>1 splash Ginger Ale
</p><p>1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
</p><p>Lime Wheel &amp; Candied Ginger, for garnish
</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Directions:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p><span data-redactor-tag="span" data-verified="redactor"></span>Combine Tequila Don Julio 70, ginger, squeezed half lime, pineapple bites and a splash of ginger ale in a rocks glass with ice and stir. Top with a pinch of cayenne pepper. Garnish with lime wheel and candied ginger.</p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Created by New York City's Chef&nbsp;Franco Noriega</em></p>
Spicy Tropic

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Tequila Don Julio 70

1 oz Ginger

1 half Lime

6 Pineapple Bites

1 splash Ginger Ale

1 pinch Cayenne Pepper

Lime Wheel & Candied Ginger, for garnish

Directions:

Combine Tequila Don Julio 70, ginger, squeezed half lime, pineapple bites and a splash of ginger ale in a rocks glass with ice and stir. Top with a pinch of cayenne pepper. Garnish with lime wheel and candied ginger.

Created by New York City's Chef Franco Noriega

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>6 oz. Truly Spiked &amp; Sparkling Pomegranate&nbsp;</p><p>2 oz. Red Wine</p><p>Assorted Citrus Fruits</p><p>Assorted Fresh Berries</p><p>1 oz. Brandy</p><p>1 oz. Raspberry flavoring</p><p>Squeeze of Orange and Lime</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Directions:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>In advance, soak in fruit in brandy. Combine 6 oz. Truly Spiked &amp; Sparkling Pomegranate and 2 oz. red wine in a red wine glass over ice. Garnish with orange slice. To note: To make batch sangria, use 3:1 ratio of Truly Spiked &amp; Sparkling to red wine.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Courtesy of Truly Spiked and Sparkling</em></span></p>
Yours Truly Sangria

Ingredients:

6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate

2 oz. Red Wine

Assorted Citrus Fruits

Assorted Fresh Berries

1 oz. Brandy

1 oz. Raspberry flavoring

Squeeze of Orange and Lime

Directions:

In advance, soak in fruit in brandy. Combine 6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate and 2 oz. red wine in a red wine glass over ice. Garnish with orange slice. To note: To make batch sangria, use 3:1 ratio of Truly Spiked & Sparkling to red wine.

Courtesy of Truly Spiked and Sparkling

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>1 oz. Jägermeister
</p><p>1 oz. Aperol
</p><p>1 oz. Brovo Amaro
</p><p>Chocolate Molé Bitters
</p><p>Grapefruit Peel
</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Directions:&nbsp;</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p><p>Combine all ingredients together, stir, and&nbsp;strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.&nbsp;Garnish with chocolate molé bitters and a grapefruit peel.
</p><p><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Created by Matt Friedlander of&nbsp;Fools Gold</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"></em></span><br></p>
Any Which Way But Left

Ingredients:

1 oz. Jägermeister

1 oz. Aperol

1 oz. Brovo Amaro

Chocolate Molé Bitters

Grapefruit Peel

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together, stir, and strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with chocolate molé bitters and a grapefruit peel.

Created by Matt Friedlander of Fools Gold

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