Valentine’s Day Cocktails To Try

Valentines day themed cocktails to try now

Growing up, my mom always made Valentine’s Day so special. We would go shopping and pick out cards and treats for school. She would let me pick out a cute outfit and decorate my hair with red and pink ribbons. I always like to keep the tradition going by celebrating Valentine’s Day and making it special for my loved ones and enjoying their company. Here few valentine’s day cocktail recipes to enjoy with family, gal pals, and significant others for this fun and festive day of love.

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Valentines day themed drinks

Smokin Smooch

  • In a shaker muddle 7-8 Strawberries
  • Add ½ oz of lemon juice
  • Add 1 oz simple syrup
  • Add ½ oz of Tripel Sec
  • Add 1 ½ oz Mezcal
  • A dash of Angostura bitters
  • Shake then strain out all the liquid
  • Clean shaker then put the strained liquid back in
  • Add egg white from 1 egg and DRY shake*
  • Carefully add ice and shake vigorously
  • Pour over ice in a cocktail glass with a sugared rim
  • Garnish with strawberry

*Dry shake means shake it with no ice. Hold the top tight!

Valentines day themed cocktails

The Crimson Clover

  • In a shaker, muddle 7-8 raspberries
  • Add ½ oz of lemon juice
  • Add 2 oz of Gin (I used Bombay)
  • Add 1 oz of simple syrup (If you like it sweeter, add ½ oz more)
  • Dry shake
  • Carefully remove top and scoop out most of the seeds
  • Add ice
  • Shake, shake, shake
  • Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with raspberries
Valentines day themed cocktails

The Bourbon Sweetheart

  • In a shaker, muddle 4-5 strawberries
  • Add juice of 1 lime
  • Add 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Add 2 oz of bourbon (I used Bulleit)
  • Stir till honey dissolves
  • Add ice
  • Shake, shake, shake
  • Pour in rocks glass over ice
  • Float of ginger beer
  • Garnish with Strawberry and mint leaves
Valentines day themed cocktails
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Amanda Rae

Amanda Rae from Grayslake, Il has been in the bar business for almost 15 years. She enjoyed making cocktails for guests so must that she decided to make a business out of it. She has created an Instagram page called @boozy_barmaid_ where she shares all of her creative drinks and sells cocktail kits. Her dream is to one day write a recipe book. Growing up she was a huge movie buff and that has not changed. When she is not busy mixing up great drinks, you can find her hanging with her fiancé and dog watching movies.

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