The Cosmo isn’t the only Valentine-hued cocktail behind the bar.  If you’re big on matching your drinks to your holiday, then the upcoming day of love should be no exception.

Whip up a couple of these concoctions and you’ll certainly be seeing cupid.

Our Love isn’t “on the rocks” Margarita

The Margarita can be made in so many ways, and it is too simple to take an old favorite and add a pop of love coloring.


1.5 oz (or one shot) Tequila

½ oz Cranberry Liqueur

½ oz Triple Sec (Cointreau is ideal!)

1.5 oz Cranberry Juice

3 oz Sour Mix*

½ oz Lime Juice

Serve: On the Rocks


Wipe the rim of your glass with a lime wedge and dip the edge of the glass in

salt. You can also choose to make this without salt.

Mix all other ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve over ice.

Garnish with lime wedge or fresh sprig of mint.

If you like your drinks sweeter, you can always add simple syrup, but the

Cranberry Juice and Cranberry liqueur should provide ample sweetness.

*Make your own Sour Mix. Combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water until sugar is completely dissolved. Add 1 cup fresh lime juice and 1 cup fresh lemon juice and refrigerate until needed.

Raspberry Fizz

There’s nothing quite as romantic as clinking glasses of champagne, and your love with fizzle with excitement with this raspberry treat.


Raspberry Fizz

1.5 oz vodka

½ oz raspberry liqueur



Place 3 ice cubes in a champagne flute.

Add the vodka and the raspberry liqueur.

Top with champagne, stirring as you pour.

Float a fresh raspberry in the glass.

And if all else fails, red wine is just as easy to drink as it is to pour!


-Arianna Schioldager


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