Valentine’s Day is just around the bend, and whether you’re planning a romantic evening at home for you and your honey, you’re nursing a broken heart, or you’re celebrating your singleness with friends, these special cocktails will help you start your night off right — or bring it to a sweet close.
If your darling tends to favor cocktails that veer to the sweet side, they'll be sure to care for the Whipped Valentine or the Dozen Red Roses — sweet, fluffy, and great as dessert all on their own — or as an accompaniment to a slice of cake or tart. The Dark Desire and Je T'aime, also in the "dessert drinks" camp, will surely widen the eyes of your favorite chocolate lover.
If you’re hosting a Valentine’s Day bash with single friends, or if you’re collectively getting over broken hearts, consider the more bittersweet — and complex — craft cocktails, such as the Wilted Bouquet, which quite accurately bills itself as "a potent potable to consume while contemplating the ultimate demise of that %&@*#& who broke your heart." The citrusy Bloody Valentine will work well in tandem with these one. They take very different tacks but will get you to the same place — these would pair well together at your party. In neutral territory, we've got the fresh Mockingbird Cocktail, which would be perfect for a good night in whether you're choosing to think about St. Valentine this February 14th or not.
Get ready for a great night full of delicious drinks — no matter what's in store for you.