Drink Recipes For Valentine's Day

Want to make your Valentine's Day a little more cozy and romantic? Try one of these Valentine's-Day-inspired drinks.

This Valentine's Day, you may have a special evening planned with your partner. Maybe you have made reservations for a romantic dinner at a favorite restaurant or perhaps you will be brave and prepare a full-course dinner at home. The flowers have been ordered, the gifts have been wrapped and you have spared no expense. After all, this is the night made for lovers. Instead of visiting a smoke-filled bar before dinner or as a nightcap, why not make some Valentine's-Day-inspired drinks at home? Here are a few recipes to help get you and your partner in the mood for a lovely night.

Ambrosia Dream

Ever tasted a creamy ambrosia salad? Well, here's a drink that takes that concept to a whole new level. In a blender, combine half an ounce of curacao, two ounces of fresh orange juice, two ounces of heavy cream, one ounce of coconut cream, three quarters of an ounce of dark rum and eight ounces of crushed ice. Blend these ingredients until the mixture has become creamy. Serve these blended cocktails in your favorite glasses. As you may have noticed, this drink spares no expense when it comes to calories, so you may not want to serve this if you or your partner are trying to maintain a low-fat, low-calorie diet.

Smoothie Of Love

For another creamy delight, combine a quarter of an ounce of amaretto, one ounce of raspberry-flavored schnapps, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some crushed ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Night of Love

In a cocktail shaker, combine a quarter of an ounce of vodka, half an ounce of amaretto, half an ounce of tia maria, two ounces of half and half and some crushed ice. Shake well and strain into a glass.

Lime Champagne

This recipe will work great for a Valentine's Day get-together. In a mixing bowl, combine half a cup of fresh orange juice, half a cup of wine (sparkling), a few drops of tabasco sauce and the juice from one lemon and three limes. Strain the mixture into another bowl or a baking pan. Freeze the mixture. Once it is frozen, put a bit of the lime mixture into the bottom of a champagne glass and top with your favorite champagne.

Pink Martini

Valentine's Day would be incomplete without a martini to start if off! Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add an ounce and three quarters of dry gin, an ounce of cranberry/raspberry juice and half an ounce of lime juice. Shake the mixture well and strain into a martini glass that has been pre-chilled.

Banana Valentine

Love the flavor of bananas? In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, two ounces of banana-flavored liqueur, one ounce of vodka and three ounces of cranberry juice. Shake well and strain into a favorite cocktail glass.

Martini Chocolate

It would almost be a sin to celebrate Valentine's Day without something that has chocolate in it, whether it be chocolate-covered strawberries or this delicious martini. In a shaker, add ice, vanilla-flavored vodka and half an ounce of chocolate-flavored liqueur. Shak the mixture well, straining it into a martini glass.

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