Staying in for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’ve got a romantic night for two planned or are hosting a party, why not show off some bartending skills?

Here are six sexy sippers, easy yet delicious Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails to get you started. Cheers and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love Potion #9 Valentine's Day cocktail

Love Potion #9

Photo Courtesy of TREVI Italian Restaurant, Las Vegas

Love Potion #9

Courtesy of TREVI Italian Restaurant

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Sobieski Citron
  • 1/2 oz. Raspberry Torani
  • 1/2 oz. Sweet and Sour
  • 1/2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Lemon Wedge

Preparation: Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake sharply until well chilled then pour into a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar. Garnish with a lemon wedge.


Cabernet Crush Valentine's Day cocktail

Cabernet Crush

Photo Courtesy of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

Woodbridge Cabernet Crush

(Makes: Two Cocktails)

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 oz. Cold Soda Water
  • 
1 tsp. Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Cranberries or Strawberries (for Garnish)
  • Large Ice Cubes

Preparation: Mix lemon juice and powdered sugar until dissolved. Slowly mix in the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon. Pour over ice into your favorite glassware and top off with soda water. Garnish with cranberries or strawberries.


Make Me Melt, Valentine's Day cocktail

Make Me Melt

Photo Credit Courtesy of STK, NYC

Make Me Melt

Recipe Courtesy of STK

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Raspberry Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. Orange Vodka
  • 1 oz. Chambord
  • 1 oz. Sprite
  • 1 Orange Peel
  • 1 Whole Strawberry

Preparation: In a mixing glass, muddle 1 whole strawberry.  Add raspberry and orange vodka and shake vigorously.  Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and add Sprite.  Top with Chambord and garnish with an orange peel.


Cupid's Cup Valentine's Day cocktail

Cupid’s Cup

Photo Courtesy of The 88

Cupid’s Cup

Recipe Courtesy of Martini Sparkling Rose

Ingredients:

  • 1 part St. Germain
  • 2 parts Vodka
  • 3/4 part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 part Simple Syrup
  • 1 part Muddled Strawberry
  • Martini Sparkling Rose (to Top)
  • Strawberry (for Garnish)

Preparation: Shake and strain in a cocktail glass. Top with Sparkling Rose. Garnish with a strawberry.


The Crimson Heat Valentine's Day cocktail

The Crimson Heat

Photo Courtesy of 1800 Tequila

The Crimson Heat

Recipe Courtesy of 1800 Tequila

Ingredients:

  • 1 part 1800® Añejo Tequila
  • 2 parts Blood Orange Juice
  • Splash of Agave
  • Chili (for Garnish)

Preparation: Add all ingredients in cocktail glass and stir. Garnish with chili.


Romance Valentine's Day cocktail

Romance

Photo Courtesy of Hyatt Regency, Trinidad

Romance

Recipe Courtesy of Mark, Deisha, and Ricard, Mixologists, Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Pink Guava Mix
  • 1 oz. Strawberry Mix
  • Top with Piper-Brut Rose
  • 1 Fresh Strawberry (Sliced into Four)
  • 1 Fresh Strawberry (for Garnish)
  • White Sugar (for Rim)

Preparation: Rim glass with white sugar. Pour ingredients into glass using the building method. First place the four slices of strawberry into glass, then add 1 oz. strawberry mix, add 1 oz. pink guava. Ice is then added to the glass and topped off with Piper-Brut Rose Champagne. Glass is garnished with the sugar and one fresh strawberry which is sliced in the center and placed on the edge of the glass.