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