5 Valentine's Day Cocktails you need to try!

Valentine's Day is only weeks away, which means it's time to start thinking about how you're going to celebrate with your special someone. While a nice home cooked meal is always a great option, nothing sets the mood for romance like mixing up some fun and flavourful cocktails! After all, who doesn't love kicking back with a tasty drink and quality time with your valentine? This year, skip the same old wine and try one of these 5 unique valentine's day cocktails that are sure to start your evening off right.

Valentine's Gin Fizz


  • ice cubes 
  • 160g frozen summer fruit mix 
  • 50ml gin 
  • 300ml raspberry and rose lemonade, chilled 
  • ½ lemon, juiced, plus extra slices to garnish 


Step 1: Divide ice cubes and frozen fruit between 2 tall glasses.  

Step 2: Pour 25ml of gin into each glass and top up with the raspberry and rose lemonade (approximately 150ml each). Squeeze over the lemon juice and use a long spoon or skewer to swirl the cocktail. 

Step 3: Garnish with a slice of lemon and serve immediately.

Rosie & Gin Cocktail


  • 250ml gin 
  • 250ml elderflower and rose cordial (or pomegranate and elderflower) 
  • 250ml fresh pink grapefruit juice 
  • ½ pink grapefruit, sliced to garnish 


Step 1: Put the ice in a large jug. 

Step 2: Add the gin, cordial and grapefruit juice; mix until cold. 

Step 3: Strain into 6 glasses. Garnish with a grapefruit slice to serve. 

The Classic Cosmo


  • 45ml lemon vodka
  • 15ml triple sec
  • 30ml cranberry juice
  • 10ml lime juice
  • ice
  • orange zest, or a lime wedge on the rim of the glass.


Step 1: Add your ice to a shaker

Step 2: Add the Vodka, Triple Sec, Cranberry juice and Lime juice to the shaker and shake before straining into a glass. 

Step 3: Add your Twist of Orange zest or wedge of lime to the glass and enjoy!

Espresso Martini


  • ice
  • 100ml vodka
  • 50ml freshly brewed espresso coffee
  • 50ml coffee liqueur
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar Syrup
  • 4 coffee beans to garnish


Step 1: Pour your sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker along with a handful of ice, the vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur. Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels icy cold.

Step 2: Strain into chilled glasses and garnish with coffee beans. 

Passion Fruit Martini


  • 2 ripe passion fruits (they should have a crinkly appearance), halved
  • 60ml vodka
  • 30ml Passoa
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar syrup
  • prosecco, to serve


Step 1: Scoop the seeds from one of the passion fruits into the glass of a cocktail shaker.

Step 2: Add the Vodka, Passoa, lime juice and sugar syrup, along with a handful of ice before shaking well. 

Step 3: Strain into 2 martini glasses, top up with Prosecco. Garnish with half a passion fruit. 

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