3 Must-Have Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

How to impress your date with your mixology skills

Three Valentine's Day cocktails.

This Valentine's Day, whether you’re planning to dine at an exclusive restaurant with your significant other or are going to cook something special together, the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail can set just the right mood for a romantic evening. Crafting that cocktail can be incredibly challenging — you have to balance flavors, colors, and effort — but we've made it simple with these delicious recipes. 

Here are three cocktail recipes that you can enjoy either before heading out to dinner or as an after-dinner dessert. They’re easy enough to make at home but complicated enough that you might need four hands (hint, hint). Not only are they tasty, but they’ll also give you a chance to show off your mixology skills and impress your special someone.

Chocolate Old Fashioned


Chocolate is perhaps the most-gifted Valentine’s Day present. Try something a bit different by using chocolate in a classic cocktail.

The Cherry Kiss


Aside from cherries being incredibly seductive, the lemon juice and cocktail syrup will enliven your olfactory senses.

The Last Dance


In men, antioxidants such as those found in cranberries are known to improve circulation, which can lead to better overall performance in bed.

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Steve Abt is cofounder of Caskers, a website dedicated to curating and marketing craft spirits.  To learn more, visit www.caskers.com.