The most loved-up day of the year is fast approaching and if you need some at-home ideas to make your partner feel special, why not try some delicious cocktails with dinner?
We’ve rounded up 10 of the most romantic cocktails to try this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re looking for something sweet or sophisticated to fit the theme of your evening.
A modern classic and one of the most stylish cocktails around, the Cosmopolitan offers an irresistible sweet and sour flavours that are sure to please this Valentine’s Day. Blending vodka, Cointreau and cranberry juice, this eye-catching pink cocktail is perfect if you’re planning on having a night full of glamour. You can even add a splash of champagne to it if you want to make it extra glitzy.
Start the Valentine’s Day celebrations in the classiest way with a delicious Bellini served in an elegant flute. With a simple combination of peach puree and prosecco, this cocktail is always a treat and will pair brilliantly with a romantic dinner. There are plenty of variations on the Bellini too, for example, you could replace the peach flavour with strawberries, mango or raspberries if you’d prefer.
For an ultra-refreshing cocktail that will whisk you away on a romantic trip with white sands and crystal-clear oceans after just one sip, the Daiquiri is ideal. This classic, Cuban speciality combines white rum, citrus and liquid sugar for a perfectly balanced tipple. Add some ice and garnish with a slice of lime or a lemon twist to complete this wonderful cocktail and really impress your date.
4. Chocolate Martini
Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand-in-hand, so it only seems right to treat both yourself and your partner to an indulgent Chocolate Martini. Blending melted chocolate, chocolate syrup, Irish cream liqueur, vodka and ice, this smooth and creamy drink is perfect as an after-dinner drink and will thrill your tastebuds.
Hailed as the king of Italian Campari cocktails, the Negroni is a bittersweet drink that packs a punch and is best enjoyed before dinner to whet the appetite. Combining equal parts of gin, vermouth, Campari and bitters, the iconic Negroni is ideal if you’re looking for a sophisticated cocktail to enjoy for your Valentine’s Day celebrations.
For a delicious fruity concoction, reminiscent of warm, sunny days to enjoy with your partner this Valentine’s Day, try the modern classic Bramble. With a simple mix of gin, blackberry liqueur, lemon juice and sugar syrup, this sweet and refreshing cocktail is guaranteed to delight.
Ideal for sipping on while in deep conversation with your loved one, the classic Gimlet has stood the test of time with its unmistakable flavour. Combining gin, lime and a splash of water, this simple yet wonderfully balanced cocktail provides a surprising sharp kick that’s perfect for those who enjoy sour drinks.
8. Strawberry Mimosa
What better way to start Valentine’s Day than with a bubbly sweet Strawberry Mimosa? Wake your partner up to breakfast in bed and serve them this delicious cocktail which is sure to put a smile on their face. Mixing strawberries, orange juice, champagne and a pinch of sugar, this fabulous pink cocktail is quick and easy to make and perfect for showing off on your Instagram feed.
9. Old Fashioned
As one of the world’s most popular classic cocktails, nothing quite beats the Old Fashioned. Any whiskey enthusiast will rejoice if you serve them this delicious drink either before or after dinner. Combining Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey with a dash of aromatic and orange bitters and sugar, this dark and delicious cocktail will help set the mood and add a touch of class and sophistication to the evening.
10. Passion Fruit Martini
Fruity and iconic, if you’ve never tried a delicious Passion Fruit Martini then you’re missing out! Combining vanilla vodka, prosecco, lime juice and sugar syrup, this mouth-watering cocktail is perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner. Garnish with half a passion fruit on top for an extra special touch.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
In need of a few gift ideas for the cocktail lover in your life? We have a range of incredible Valentine’s Day cocktail gift sets to bring a little romance to your doorsteps this year.
- Postcards from Venice Cocktail Box - featuring 4 limited edition cocktails inspired by the romantic City of Venice, our Postcards from Venice Cocktail Box will take you on a virtual tour around the city, immersing you in Venetian culture as you sip.
- 1832 Majani Cocktail Box - perfect for any and all chocolate fans, the 1832 Majani Cocktail Box includes 2 bars of the exquisite Scorza Grezza and 2 of our exclusive 1832 cocktails created by our master mixologist as the perfect partner to Scorza Grezza.
- The Singleton Plus Two Box - with 4 incredible, ready-to-savour Singleton 12-year-old whisky cocktails, this box is the perfect gift if you’re planning a cosy night at home this Valentine’s Day.
Aperitivo in Terrazza Luxury Box - enjoy a sparkling atmosphere in the home with the Aperitivo in Terrazza Luxury Box featuring a beautiful Italian citrus spice-based candle by Acqua di Parma and two of our best selling cocktails.
For more ideas, check out our gift guide filled with 40 present ideas for the cocktail enthusiast.