With everything from blended whisky and apple brandy to sweet vermouth and creamy Amarula, we have your go-to Valentine’s Day drinks! Whether you plan on celebrating Galantine’s Day with your friends and a night out or Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart and a romantic dinner, a sultry and sweet cocktail is completely necessary. Showcase your appreciation for your friends or your valentine and mix one of these romantic libations!
The Sassy Lassie by Usquaebach
This deliciously sweet cocktail is ideal for a romantic dinner with a loved one. Featuring Usquaebach, a blended scotch whisky and Lucano, a bittersweet amaro, The Sassy Lassie is easily preferred over typical heart shaped chocolates.
2 oz. Usquaebach Reserve blended Scotch whisky
1 oz. Amaro Lucano
Dash of chocolate bitters
Shaved dark chocolate
1 slice of strawberry
Add strawberries and bitters to a mixing glass and muddle. Add ice, scotch and amaro. Stir until very cold. Strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with chocolate shavings. Fit a strawberry slice to the rim of the glass.
Royal Smile by Frank Caiafa of the Waldorf Astoria in New York
Simple and sweet, this libation features Calvados Boulard, a premium apple-based brandy harvesting notes of toasted nut and ripe apple. Surprise your valentine with your inner mixologist and set the mood for a sultry night in.
1 ½ oz. of Calvados Boulard V.S.O.P.
1 oz. of Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
2/3 oz. of lemon juice
2/3 oz. of House-made grenadine
Add all ingredients to shaker filled with ice, shake well and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
The perfect after dinner drink to savor with your sweetheart after a romantic meal. Pairing Amarula, ice cream and strawberries, this frozen cocktail is an easy Valentine’s Day favorite.
2 ½ oz. Amarula
½ cup vanilla ice cream
2-3 teaspoons strawberry puree
Blend ingredients and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a delicious Amarula-filled fresh strawberry.
Set the mood for a romantic night and indulge in the French Kiss, a sweet blend of La Quintinye Vermouth, gin and cherry liqueur.
1 oz. G’Vine Nouaison
1 oz. La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Rouge
½ oz. of Cherry Heering Liqueur
1 dash of Lavender Bitters
1 orange twist
Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Serve in a very cold coupette glass, press the orange twist and discard. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
A refreshing sipper that pairs Diplomatico rum, sweet red ruby port and citrusy ingredients, is ideal for a quiet night in with someone special or taking solace in your singlehood on Valentine’s Day.
1 oz. Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
1/4 oz. Diplomático Reserva
2 oz. Ruby port
3/4 oz. Lemon juice
1/4 oz. Muscovado sugar syrup
1/4 oz. Grenadine
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain and
serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange twist.
A sweet fusion of only Armagnac, orange liqueur, this sparkling libation can be easily mixed together to put the finishing touches on a romantic dinner.
Pour the Armagnac into a Champagne glass. Add the orange liqueur, then fill with Champagne and stir gently with a bar spoon. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.