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Two Baileys cocktails topped with chocolate shavings

10 Valentine's Day cocktails

Published: January 24, 2022 at 5:18 pm

Make your Valentine's Day one to remember with our pick of the best drinks, from pretty pink numbers to tart aperitifs and indulgent dessert cocktails

Get inspired by our Valentine's Day cocktails, then check out our best romantic meal ideas and Valentine's Day gifts for foodies.


Whether you're planning a multi-course feast at home or a quick cocktail before you head out for dinner, we've got plenty of ideas for delicious Valentine's Day tipples, from champagne cocktails to espresso martinis.

Best Valentine's Day cocktails

Rhubarb and rose gin fizz

We’ve given a classic ramos gin fizz an update for Valentine’s Day, swapping the usual orange blossom water for rose water and adding a touch of homemade rhubarb syrup to give it a blush of pink. It’s delicate in flavour and creamy enough to replace dessert, and is bound to impress.

Valentines Cocktail For Gin Fizz With Rhubarb Syrup

Homemade grenadine and champagne cocktails

These homemade grenadine and champagne cocktails are an easy way to impress your Valentine… after all, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without bubbles!

Homemade grenadine and Champagne cocktail recipe

Baileys cocktail

Round off your romantic meal with an elegant evening tipple. This Baileys cocktail is made from a luxuriously silky blend of coffee liqueur, vodka and double cream.

Two Baileys cocktails topped with chocolate shavings

Il aperitivo Italicus prosecco cocktail

With hints of lavender, rose and ripe citrus, this refreshing floral cocktail is a super easy drink to make for Valentine’s Day.

Italian Prosecco Cocktail Recipe

Rosé negroni sbagliato

A negroni sbagliato swaps the gin for sparkling wine, ideal for those who find the original a little too boozy. This recipe also uses Lillet Rosé and sparkling rosé wine for a pretty blush-hued aperitif – perfect for Valentine's Day.

Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail Recipe with Rosé Wine


If you're in the mood for a pink drink for Valentine's Day but nothing too sweet, then try this classic tequila cocktail. Grapefruit juice, agave syrup and blanco tequila come together for a tart, savoury drink that's gently refreshing.

Two peach-coloured cocktails in short glasses with salted rims and a wedge of grapefruit

Espresso martini

Instead of ending your Valentine's dinner with an espresso, try this classic coffee cocktail instead –made using coffee liqueur, fresh espresso and vodka, it's smooth, velvety and deliciously easy to drink.

Best Espresso Martini Recipe

Chocolate martini

Dark chocolate is the star of this decadent dessert cocktail recipe, made with just three ingredients plus ice – just the ticket if you're craving something sweet to round off a romantic supper.

Chocolate martini in a glass with a cocktail shaker at the side

Brandy alexander

Made with crème de cacao, cream and brandy, this decadent retro cocktail can be drunk in place of pudding and makes for an indulgent conclusion to Valentine's Day.

Brandy Alexander in a coupe glass on a pink background

Cosmo margarita

Looking for something light and refreshing? This vibrant pink hybrid cocktail swaps cranberry juice for fragrant hibiscus tea and vodka for tequila. Shake together with a dash of triple sec and lime juice, then garnish with a wedge of lime.

Cosmo Margarita Recipe

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