It's that time of year again!
Valentine's is just around the corner, so the stores are awash with shades of pink and red, and romance is in the air. For some of us, at least.
So whether you're looking to spend a cosy Valentine's day with your significant other - or you're spending this hyped-up holiday alone - it's still the perfect excuse to shake off that cocktail shaker, and raid the drinks cabinet! Check out these sweet and sexy Valentine's drinks to get you in the mood:
Drunk in Love
This delicious concoction, courtesy of The Tipsy Bartender, is big on the strawberries - which is pretty much the most romantic of all the fruits, right? With a delicious mix of strawberry vodka and Champagne, it's sure to please anyone who loves fresh and fruity flavours.
source:The Cookie Rookie
This beautiful concoction from The Cookie Rookie is an absolute showstopper - complete with little strawberry hearts and dry ice to give that authentic 'love potion' feel. Plus it sounds like it tastes as good as it looks, combining strawberry vodka, Chambord and pomegranate juice for a delicious, fruity number.
Red Wine Hot Chocolate
"You eat chocolate with wine, so why not put chocolate in wine?" So says Kylie at Yeah...Imma Eat That - and we have to agree, it sounds like an interesting experiment to say the least. This ridiculously rich recipe combines red wine with hot chocolate for an interesting take on the classic combo. Definitely worth a try if you fancy something a little different this Valentine's.
Red Moon Over Manhattan
This Valentine's cocktail is an interesting twist on the ever-classic Manhattan, incorporating red wine to give it a romantic Valentine's blush. Check out the full recipe over at Sugar and Charm, and see just how easy it is to whip up this delicious tipple that's perfect for entertaining.
Dipped Chocolate Vodka Soaked Strawberries
source: The Kitchn
Okay, so this one technically isn't a cocktail - but it combines strawberries, alcohol and chocolate, so who cares? And the recipe is so simple you could do it with your eyes closed (although not generally advised). Check out the full recipe over at Our Life In A Click, and you can whip some up right away... you know, as practice fo the big day ;)
Chocolate Strawberry Martini
Again, we're loving the chocolate and strawberries combination here - and the fact that it's made with just three ingredients means it's perfect for a simple Valentine's celebration to sweeten up your sweetheart. The recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling calls for half-and-half, but you could make it super indulgent by opting for cream or chocolate milk!
Which of these Valentine's Day drinks is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!
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