Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes: 5 Sexy And Simple Drinks For Couples!

Check out our sexy and simple cocktail recipes for Valentine’s Day below and be sure to raise a glass to true love, romance, and of course alcohol on February 14th!

Prepare for romancepassion, and exceedingly high expectations, because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Each year, the Hallmark touted holiday grows larger and more extravagant, but somehow the real loving purpose, and perhaps even cupid’s arrow itself, has become steadily excluded from the day. Valentine’s Day celebrations normally consist of pre-fixe menus, and hotel specials, which don’t necessarily scream romance, so this year forget the prepared couple packages and create something all your own. While extravagance can, at times, take your breath away, simple is sexy and will always leave you breathless. Crafting a sexy, specialty cocktail for you and your partner to sip at all night sounds like the perfect recipe for romance. Forget the generic gifts and treat your valentine to a cocktail that is not only easy to make, but is sure to set the mood for the whole evening. Now while you may feel like an experienced mixologist by the end of the night, these cocktails are simple and  don’t require too many ingredients, which means that you can spend more time with your valentine. Check out our sexy and simple cocktail recipes for Valentine’s Day below and be sure to raise a glass to true love, romance, and of course alcohol on February 14th!

Amour de Amatitán

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Blue Nectar Silver
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz. crème de cacao
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Orange twist

Directions:

  • Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe.  Garnish with an orange twist.

Honey & Heat

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. New Amsterdam Vodka Classic or Citron 
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Monin Habanero Syrup
  • OR
  • 1 honey syrup/agave nectar
  • 1-2 slices of Serrano chiles

Directions:

  • If using chiles, muddle, then pour liquids, shake, then strain into tall glass, add 1 oz. Ginger Beer, garnish with a lemon wheel and serve. 

The Dasher

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. New Amsterdam Peach Vodka
  • .5 oz. Brandy
  • .5 oz. Campari

Directions:

  • Stir all with ice, strain into a tall, ice-filled glass or a rocks glass, squeeze an orange peel and drop into the ice, then strain the liquid into the glass.

Orchard Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. New Amsterdam Vodka, New Amsterdam Peach Vodka or New Amsterdam Citron Vodka
  • 2 oz. lemonade
  • 4 oz. hard (fermented) cider

Directions:

  • Pour all ingredients into a tall glass, add ice, stir, garnish with a lemon slice, and serve.

Peach & Pinot

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. New Amsterdam Peach Vodka
  • .75 oz. Lime Juice
  • .75 oz. Pinot Noir
  • .75 oz. Triple Sec

Directions:

  • Shake with ice, strain, and serve up in a Martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

New Amsterdam Vodka Nuts

While you may be looking to simplify your Valentine’s Day this year, everyone gets hungry, especially after so many delicious cocktails. If you are looking for a quick and easy snack try out New Amsterdam’s recipe for Vodka Nuts, while vodka and peanuts don’t necessarily mix, this recipe brings them together deliciously, and makes your whole sexy drink theme come together to complete that cocktail bar feel. Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Coconut New Amsterdam
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 16 oz. of peanuts

Directions:

  • Stir and salt, then bake for 25 minutes at 300 degrees.
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