2022 Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Valentine’s Day is Monday, February 14, and the weekend before will most likely be busy for your bar. Have some Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes on hand for couples or friends celebrating!

 

Shiso Fine

Ingredients:valentine's day cocktail recipe
1oz/30ml Shiso leaf infused vodka
0.5oz/15ml Crème de Pêche
0.5oz/15ml Lime juice
1.5oz/45ml Apple juice
0.5oz/15ml Thai Basil syrup
0.25oz/15 ml Crème de Cassis

Directions:
Pour the first five ingredients and churn with half crushed ice. Top with the remaining crushed ice. Garnish with Shiso leaf and a drizzle of crème de cassis.

Recipe by The Beverage Team at Tree Bar & Lounge.

 

Cupid’s Arrow

Ingredients:valentine's day cocktail recipe
2 oz. Teremana Blanco
1 oz. Lime Juice
.5 oz. Agave Syrup
1 oz. Strawberry Puree
2 dashes of Balsamic Vinegar
8 to 10 Mint Leaves
Mint sprig

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker, add Teremana, lime juice, agave syrup, and mint. Gently muddle. Then add strawberry puree & balsamic vinegar. Shake with ice and strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Recipe by Teremana Tequila.

 

Love That About You

Ingredients:valentine's day recipe
1.5 oz. Absolut Elyx
.75 oz. Ramazzotti Rosato
.75 oz. Lemon
.75 oz. Grapefruit
.75 oz. Lavender syrup
3 oz. Sparkling wine

Directions:
Add sparkling wine to the bottom of a footed pilsner. Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker, double strain into the glass. Express lemon and discard.

Recipe by Absolut Elyx.

 

Stay Cozy & Toasty

valentine's day cocktailIngredients:
1 oz. Kentucky Coffee
0.25 oz. Amaretto
0.25 oz. Coconut Rum
Garnish: Toasted Coconut Flakes

Directions:
Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into a shot glass, and garnish with a pinch of toasted coconut flakes.

Recipe by Kentucky Coffee.

 

Make Me Blush

Ingredients:valentine's day cocktail recipe
2 oz Duke & Dame
1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Red Wine
1/2 oz Agave

Directions:
Shake ingredients in cocktail shake with ice and strain into coupe glass.

Recipe by Duke & Dame.

 

Broken Pav

Ingredients:valentine's day cocktail recipe
2 oz Vanilla infused Broken Shed Vodka
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Heavy Cream
1 Egg White
3 drops Orange Blossom Water
4 oz Cold Seltzer
Garnish: Freeze-dried fruits

Directions:
Dry shake all the ingredients (except the cold seltzer), then shake again with ice glass, then carefully pour the cold seltzer down a barspoon into the bottom of the glass. Garnish with freeze-dried fruits.

Recipe by Broken Shed Vodka.

 

Cuban Bishop

Ingredients:valentine's day recipe
1½ ounces Havana Club Añejo Blanco
½ ounce lime juice
½ ounce simple syrup
½ ounce Sonoma Red Wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, etc)

Directions:
Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Recipe by Havana Club.

 

Pretty in Pink

Ingredients:valentine's day cocktail recipe
1.5 oz Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
1 oz fresh watermelon juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz agave nectar
Glass: rocks
Garnish: Cucumber floating inside the glass/sprig of basil

Directions:
Add all ingredients into a shaker, add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into rocks glass filled with ice and garnish.

Photo and recipe by Lobos 1707 Tequila and Mezcal.

 

Strawberry Lavender Sour

Ingredients:valentine's day cocktail recipe
3 oz strawberry solstice
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz lavender syrup (recipe below)

Lavender syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons dried lavender blossoms

Directions:
For the lavendar syrup, combine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, stir to dissolve sugar, and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain through a mesh strainer and let cool. Syrup should keep about one week in the fridge. For the cocktail, shake over ice, strain into a coupe or martini glass, garnish with lemon peel and lavender blossoms.

Recipe by Veso.

 

Strawberry Bourbon Smash

Ingredients:valentine's day cocktail recipe
2 oz Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
0.75 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz strawberry syrup*
Garnish: Fresh strawberries and mint sprig

Strawberry Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup sliced strawberries

Directions:
For the strawberry syrup, add all ingredients to a medium saucepan. Simmer until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool, and let strawberries infuse. Strain into a vessel.For the cocktail, add all three ingredients to a shaker. Shake then strain into rocks glass. Top with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh strawberries and a mint sprig.

Recipe by Mixologist Natalie Migliarini, Beautiful Booze Cocktails.