Valentine’s Day may have passed but it’s no reason to slack when it comes to making your better half feel special. In keeping with the spirit of Valentine’s Day, an honour in the memory of Saint Valentine, who performed weddings for soldiers who weren’t allowed to marry, we’ve curated a list of appropriately-named drinks that you can drink with your partner. After all, lovers in every part of the world express their feelings for each other on V-Day and present gifts and flowers to one another.
As the name suggests, it is one of the most romantic cocktails for a couple. Its floral and fruity flavours bring that special element to any date night. An extremely easy drink to make, it pairs really well with Asian food.
Blushing Geisha is made from Ty Ku Liqueur, which is light green in colour, pomegranate juice to impart a fruity taste, and rose nectar for that floral essence. The result is a blush pink beverage, just like your blushing pink bae.
This is the perfect drink to enjoy with your sweetheart. It is a rum cocktail, that also contains apple, lemon, honey, cranberry juice, and lots of ice.
The drink is essentially colourless, but you add a little bit of food colour to make it look pretty and create an ambiance on your special evening.
Anyone who grew up watching Harry Potter would know what a love potion can do. If you want to enchant your better half, love potion is the way to go!
Vibrant red in colour, the drink keeps in the spirit of Valentine’s day. The best way to make it is to mix some lime juice, vodka, cranberry juice, grenadine, and sugar. If you want to up the ante by decorating your drink, you can use pomegranates, strawberries, cherries, or red grapes as a garnish.
This refreshing and tangy drink makes for the perfect evening cocktail. It is one of the few beverages that is low in calories and can be consumed guilt-free. What more does one want right? Getting high without gaining those extra kilos?
Naked Cosmo is made with vodka, cranberry juice, sugar syrup, lemon juice, and some triple sec liqueur.
Floating on Cloud Nine
When you get your dream proposal, aren’t you on cloud nine? Why not celebrate it with the most appropriate drink for the occasion, ‘Floating on Cloud Nine’?
This beautiful creamy drink is sweet, and a dessert in itself. You can mix some whipped vodka along with some cream and a few strawberries to it. You can also directly mix the whipped vodka in a strawberry smoothie to get the creamy and rich texture.
A romantic evening almost always ends with a kiss, and the perfect accompaniment is the Kentucky Kiss. An unusual combination of fresh strawberries in bourbon is what makes this drink stand out from the other cocktails out there.
Add some maple syrup to the strawberries in bourbon and enjoy the sweetness of the fruity flavours along with the bitterness of the hard drink and you will be amazed.
Valentine’s Day Mimosa
It’s all in the name. The Valentine’s Day Mimosa is the go-to cocktail on this special day. This light peach drink is absolutely refreshing and in-sync with the romantic mood of Valentine’s evening.
It is made with champagne, pink lemonade, and some lemon wedges. You can also garnish with some cherries or strawberries to make it pretty for the pictures.
Red Room Sangria
A drink that is full of aphrodisiacs, the Red Room Sangria will leave you wanting for more! If you are planning a movie night or an evening indoors, this is the perfect drink to get you in the mood.
It is made of dry red wine, pomegranate juice, honey, bourbon, sliced peaches, and some sliced apples. You can add cherries on the top as a garnish.
A cocktail that was born as early as 1903, Hanky Panky is a gin-based drink. It is made from gin, Fernet-Branca, and sweet vermouth.
The drink is a different take on the traditional sweet martini, where adding the Fernet-Branca imparts its uniqueness. If you are in the mood for some hanky panky, we recommend you go for this cocktail.
Sex On The Beach
This drink needs no introduction. A widely popular drink, Sex On The Beach is a favourite on tropical vacations. A harmless fruity drink, the name is misleading. It is usually served in a highball glass.
Sex On The Beach is made from vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and orange or pineapple juice based on availability and preference. It is usually decorated with a tiny little umbrella and an orange slice. If you are in a fun, teasing mood, it is the perfect drink for a romantic evening!
Nothing is more romantic than watching a sunset together. Holding hands as the sun goes down, sipping on a Rum Sunset, perfect, isn’t it?
The Rum Sunset is made from white rum, Campari, grenadine, pineapple juice, lime juice, and some ginger beer. You can use pineapple slices or pineapple rings as a garnish.
Chocolate Cherry Cha-Cha
Chocolate and cherry are both aphrodisiacs. This drink is made from Cherry liqueur and soda/sparkling water, along with some coconut rum and chocolate vodka. It reproduces the taste of chocolate coated cherries and is bright red in colour.
Treat your better half to a Chocolate Cherry Cha-Cha this Valentine’s Day and set the mood.
Kiss On The Lips
Nothing more needs to be said about this cocktail. Seal the deal with a Kiss On The Lips.
This frozen drink is made from peach schnapps, white rum, frozen mango chunks, and a flavoured vodka of your choice. It is tropical in nature and is the perfect drink for hot summer evenings, but that doesn’t deter it from being a favourite on Valentine’s Day.
Love Bite Cocktail
Ahem ahem. We can see that love bite you are trying so hard to hide. Isn’t this the reaction you’re expecting to get the day after Valentine’s? Why not celebrate the special day with the appropriately-named Love Bite cocktail?
This drink is made from Cherry liqueur, orange liqueur, and cream. Creamy and fruity at the same time, Love Bite is a must-have on your romantic date.
With so many interestingly-named cocktails, we’re sure your partner will not accuse you of being unimaginative. Shed your inhibitions and give these cocktails a go on your special day together. Let us know which one did the trick in the comments below.
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