While we appreciate Valentine’s Day traditions of gifting chocolates and flowers, we also enjoy reinventing them—especially in cocktail form. Instead of a dozen roses, how about a cocktail with an aromatic bouquet of lavender, hibiscus, and rose water? In place of a box of chocolates, how does a sophisticated cardamom hot cocoa cocktail sound? We pulled together our most amorous cocktail recipes so you and your significant other can celebrate each other in style. If you have a favorite cocktail recipe to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or let us know in the comments below.
A floral, easy-sipping cocktail with hints of hibiscus, lavender, and rose.
Cardamom Bourbon Hot Cocoa
Garnish this adult cocoa with marshmallows, shaved chocolate, and a pinch of extra cardamom.
Smoky Hibiscus Margarita
Citrusy, sweet, and smoky, this Margarita will transport you to a sunset campfire on a tropical beach.
Pink Peppercorn Gin
Valentine’s Day is painted with a pinkish hue, and peppercorns are no exception. Try making your own infused gin to sip over ice or use in your next craft cocktail recipe.
Spice House Sling
A spin on the classic Singapore Sling, we swapped the simple syrup for pomegranate molasses to add another layer of deliciously fruity flavor.