15 Valentine’s Day Cocktails To Spice Up Your Home Bar


Forget about those mediocre boxed drinks or a watered-down bar. Instead, try one of these 15 Valentine’s Day cocktails for the ultimate happy hour at home. And if you need some last-minute ideas, we’ve also covered you with our favorite Valentine’s Day recipes! Whether planning a fancy dinner or a happy hour at home, these cocktails spice up your Valentine’s Day.

1. Gin Gimlet

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The gin gimlet is an essential cocktail for any drinker. Made with just a few ingredients, this classic cocktail has been given a twist that will make you return for more. This drink is perfect for happy hour at home or a night out in town.

2. Sparkling Grapefruit Mimosa

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Spice up your Valentine’s Day with a drink that combines three flavors—sweet, bitter, and tart. This Grapefruit Mimosa recipe creates a perfect balance of soft citrus and light bubbly with just enough sweetness to make it the ultimate happy hour cocktail!

3. Elderberry & Jalapeno Margarita

Surprise your sweetheart with an elderberry jalapeño margarita recipe that will take their breath away. Suppose you’re looking for a cocktail that combines the sweet tang of elderberries and a spicy bite of jalapeños. In that case, this elderberry & jalapeño margarita is the perfect mix for Valentine’s Day.

4. Lemon Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned

Base spirits are an essential part of any cocktail, and in this Old Fashioned, it’s bourbon’s turn to shine. A lemon-infused honey brightens things up and gives the drink a slight tartness quickly balanced by the rich sweetness of raw honey. So pour yourself a glass and toast to the cool, dreary days ahead … it’s going to be a good one, after all!

5. Passionfruit Margarita

This spicy passion fruit twist is the perfect addition to your next margarita cocktail for any celebration! With just four simple ingredients and an easy-to-make simple syrup, you can make this fruity twist on a classic anytime you want.

6. Classic Mint Julep

The Mint Julep cocktail is one of the most classic and well-known drinks of Kentucky and the Kentucky Derby. Made from bourbon, sugar, and mint, it’s sweet, tangy, and delicious. So celebrate Valentine’s Day with your boo by trying this classic cocktail for yourself.

7. Raspberry Mojito

If you love mojitos, then this Raspberry Mojito is for you. It’s the perfect after-dinner treat and can be made with any berry or a mix of berries. The rum or vodka works to help you unwind with loved ones.

8. Dry Martini

Stick with the standards with this Valentine’s Day Dry Martini. This cocktail is a tried-and-true favorite, with its most traditional recipe dating back to the early 1900s. A sip of this smooth spirit makes for an afternoon of bliss, no matter where you choose.

9. Moscow Mule with Blueberries

Turn your favorite Moscow Mule into the ultimate Valentine’s Day cocktail with this easy-to-make blueberry version. Made with fresh or frozen blueberries, this drink is super bubbly and fruity—a perfect Happy Hour at Home drink!

10. Lemon Vodka Gimlet 

Forget a glass of wine. You’re not a rookie. You want to drink like a Golden Girl — and you can with this “Living Legend”-inspired cocktail.

11. Spicy Paloma Cocktail

This refreshing take on a classic cocktail mixes tequila with jalapeno peppers for all the spicy goodness without being too overpowering—plus, it’s perfect for anyone who thinks they don’t like tequila!

12. Amaretto Sour

An Amaretto Sour is a cocktail with a sweet almond flavored liqueur with lemon juice, lemon-lime soda, bourbon, and a bit of simple syrup.

13. Tropical Guava Sangria Bianca

A tropical sangria-inspired cocktail that’ll transport you to a beach! It’s made with all the best things – moscato, Vitasoy Guava, guava passionfruit nectar, and fruits!

14. Pomegranate Martini

A pomegranate martini is sort of a take on a classic martini, although technically it’s more closely related to a Cosmo. This cocktail doesn’t include any vermouth (a classic martini does), and it adds pomegranate juice and some citrus.

15. Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry margaritas are everything a good margarita should be – just with a cranberry twist. And, when you think about it, the orange liqueur in a margarita already lends itself super well to both a) cranberry flavor and b).

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