Recipes: Valentine's Day Cocktails for Your Sweetheart

Recipes: Valentine's Day Cocktails for Your Sweetheart
Wild strawberry seduction (left) and Cupid's potion

updated 02/14/2013 AT 09:00 AM EST

originally published 02/14/2013 AT 09:00 AM EST

Sure, heart-shaped chocolate and flowers are nice, but come Valentine's Day, we'd really love a sweet, thoughtful, romantic … beverage. (Oh, and a few other small things.)

Mark the holiday with these cocktails to complement any stage of your love life.

Cupid's Potion

• 2 oz. Herradura Silver tequila
• ¼ oz. pomegranate molasses
• ¼ oz. simple syrup
• ½ oz. lemon juice
• ¼ oz. egg white
Add all ingredients into an empty cocktail shaker. Shake to combine ingredients and emulsify the egg whites. Add cubed ice to the shaker, and shake hard. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a rosebud.

Eden's Kiss

From The Project Group's Mulberry Project & Vinatta Project

• 1 oz. gin or Citron Vodka
• ½ oz. raspberry puree
• ½ oz. lemon juice
• ½ oz. honey
• 1 Dash rose water
Shake all ingredients together.

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French 14

Courtesy of Aviation American Gin

French 14

• 1 oz. Aviation Gin
• ¾ oz. Simple Syrup
• 1 oz. Freshly pressed lemon juice
• Sparkling rose wine/rose champagne
In a pint mixing glass, add spirits and mixers. Fill with ice. Shake vigorously.
Strain into a champagne glass. Top with sparkling rose wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Wild Strawberry Seduction

• 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Wild Strawberry vodka
• 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
• 1 oz. apple juice
• ½ oz. honey solution
• 2 medium basil leaves
• 2 medium strawberries
Muddle basil, strawberries and lemon juice. Add remaining ingredients. Shake and double-strain into a coupe glass.

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