Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love! Regardless of whether you’re spending V-day with your significant other or your best friends, it’s an acceptable excuse to get crafty!  

All of these recipes are simply swoonworthy. So, pick your poison. And yes, you just might fall in love at first sip!

STRAWBERRY GIN FIZZ

Gin, Strawberries, Club Soda, Rose Water, Sugar, Salt

Simply put. Gin is made for cocktails. But really, it’s a must-have for your bar cart! This recipe looks and tastes sophisticated, but it’s simple enough to make at home. You only need six ingredients and a cocktail shaker. You can do it, friends! Just follow this recipe by Dessert for Two, of course subbing in your favorite locally produced gin.

SPARKLING ROSÉ SANGRIA

Sparkling Rosé, Vodka, Brandy, Cranberry Juice, Simple Syrup, Raspberries, Blackberries

Skip the roses, and reach for the rosé. Everyone loves a seasonal sangria, right? If you’re hosting, a batch of this is ideal for sharing. If you’re looking for a beverage that’s sparkling, sweet, tart, and of course Instaworthy, try this super simple recipe by Cake ‘n Knife. This triple boozy beverage is semi-sneaky, so refill your glass slowly.  

PINK SEÑORITA

Tequila, Triple Sec, Pink Lemonade, Lemon Juice, Lemons

Margaritas remind of us of sweet sweet summertime. Love is in the air. Let’s just pretend spring is in the air, too. This spin on a traditional margarita is sweet, fruity, sour… and pretty pink! If you’re all about agave, pick up a bottle of favorite bottle of tequila and follow this recipe by Delish!

MANHATTAN LOVE STORY

Whiskey, Dry Sake, Ginger Liqueur, Peychaud Bitters

The name itself is romantic. Think extra orangy twist on a traditional Manhattan with even more kick than the original. This blend of flavors is perfect for a pair of whiskey lovers looking to try something a little different. Pick up a bottle at your favorite local distillery, follow this recipe by Spruce Eats, and the rest is history!

STRAWBERRY CREAM MIMOSAS 

Champagne, Half and Half, Vanilla, Sugar, Frozen Raspberries, Frozen Strawberries 

Looking for a boozy start to your V-day, here ya go! You’ll need champagne flutes or this tasty twist on the ever-so popular brunch beverage. But really, if breakfast in bed is on your sweetheart’s wish list, you’ll definitely want to try this recipe by Baking Beauty! Mid-day mimosas are also acceptable. 

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY MARTINI

Vodka, Chocolate Liqueur, Raspberry Liqueur, Raspberries

This cocktail is definitely decadent. A chocolate lover, like us, will fall head over heels for a glass of this. Follow this easy recipe by Honey and Birch for a drink that’s simply sweet enough to replace dessert. Garnish with fresh raspberries for a pop of color that’s appropriately festive! 

CRAFT THESE AT HOME

A little creativity goes a long way come Valentine’s Day. If you’re planning date night or hosting a Galentine’s get-together, we highly recommend trying all of the above! And don’t forget to shop locally for your spirits!