5 Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes
Strawberry Lemonade Spritz
This light spritz is both refreshing and decadent when you pair each sip with a bite of a chocolate strawberry. We recommend using Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company's Strawberry Lemonade because it's made with only four ingredients—strawberries, lemons, water, and pure cane sugar—and pairs perfectly with the vanilla vodka and bubbles.
Recipe: Try Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company's Strawberry Lemonade Spritz
The Uvas Shuffle
A refreshing vodka cocktail with a deep-red hue, the Uvas Shuffle is one of the many ingenious drinks available at The Banty Rooster, an American restaurant with Southwestern influences located in New York City's West Village. Made with vodka, lemon, and muddled uvas (grapes in Spanish), this unique drink is crisp, light, flavorful, and the perfect shade for your Valentine's Day celebration.
Recipe: Try The Banty Rooster's Uvas Shuffle
This vibrant pink cocktail from New York's Electric Lemon restaurant mixes blueberries with Thai basil for a crisp, balanced drink with complex herbaceous notes.
Recipe: Try Electric Lemon's Blue Thai
Cold Black Heart
Recipe: Try Love Sucks Pop-Up Bar's Cold Black Heart
The mixologists at Ace Hotel Chicago's City Mouse restaurant wanted to make a bubbly Valentine's cocktail with a deep, rich color, so they turned to the Kir Royale for inspiration. This cocktail, inspired by the saint of courtly love, St. Valentine, uses Alessio Bianco vermouth as the base and crème de cassis for a sweet berry component.
Recipe: Try City Mouse's Courtly Love