Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, February 14. Make sure your bar has an “attractive” menu of cocktails to serve love birds on this day!

Lovers’ Lane

Ingredients:valentine's day cocktail recipes
1.5 oz Barr Hill Gin
0.5 oz Italian Sweet Vermouth (Punt E Mes)
0.25 oz Créme de Framboise
2 dashes Molé Bitters

Stir with ice; strain into a Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with a raspberry.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Michael Buonocore, Beverage Director at Somebody People in Denver, CO for Barr Hill Gin.


The Cosmopolitan Couple

Ingredients:Cosmopolitan Couple
2 parts Brockmans Gin
1 part Orange liqueur
1 part Fresh lime juice
2 parts Cranberry juice
Lime wedge & star anise garnish

Combine the gin, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, cranberry juice and a handful of ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled stemmed glass and garnish with a lime wedge & star anise.

Recipe courtesy of Brockmans Gin.


Peroni Negroni

Ingredients:valentine's day recipe
0.5 Ounces Bitter Italian Aperitif
0.5 Ounces of Gin
0.5 Ounces of Sweet Vermouth
6 Ounces of Peroni

Pour all ingredients in a 0.4L glass. Fill with ice. Garnish with orange twist.

Recipe courtesy of Peroni Italia.


You and Me

Ingredients:valentine's day cocktail recipe
1.5 oz Barr Hill Gin
0.5 oz Cocchi Americano
0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
0.75 oz *Strawberry Syrup
1 egg or 0.75 oz Aquafaba

*Strawberry Syrup
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, halved
1 cup superfine sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 ounce Barr Hill Vodka

For the strawberry syrup, add strawberries to large mixing bowl, followed by sugar, and muddle to smash berries and incorporate sugar. Let macerate 30 minutes, then add warm (not boiling) water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Strain mixture through a chinois, and fortify with vodka. Alternatively, the .75 ounce of strawberry syrup can be replaced with .75 ounce of simple syrup and 1 strawberry, halved and muddled directly in the shaker.

For the cocktail, shake with no ice, then shake with ice, pour into a collins glass, top with seltzer, garnish with a conversation heart + Peychaud’s bitters.

Recipe courtesy of Michael Buonocore, Beverage Director at Somebody People in Denver, CO.

Swedish Breakfast

Ingredients:absolut elyx copper bird
3 parts Absolut Elyx Vodka
2 parts Grapefruit Liqueur
2 spoons Grapefruit Marmalade
2 parts Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Add all ingredients to a Copper Cocktail Shaker along with cubed ice then shake and strain into your Copper Bird from Absolut Elyx Boutique.

Recipe courtesy of Absolut Elyx.