3 Valentine’s Day Cocktails You Can Make At Home

3 Valentine's Day Cocktails You Can Make At Home - Female Original

This year Valentine’s Day isn’t going to be quite what we’re used to. Since traditional celebrations of getting dressed up and heading out on the town aren’t exactly possible this year, it’s time to get creative with your at-home Valentine’s celebrations. With our favourite cocktail bars being a no-go for the time being, why not bring the bar to your home? I’m sharing 3 of my favourite Valentine’s Day cocktails that you can easily whip up for yourself (and maybe someone special too). Delicious cocktails that you can drink at home in your pyjamas? Sign me up. This post contains items that were gifted to me as well as affiliate links. For more information about this please feel free to read my disclaimer and privacy policy.

At Home Valentine’s Day Cocktails: Cocktail #1 Pink Gin Fizz

Kicking off the V-day cocktails is a Pink Gin Fizz using Mermaid Pink Gin. You might remember me featuring (and absolutely loving) Mermaid Salt Vodka in my boozy Christmas gift guide. So I’m thrilled to be sharing another one of Isle of Wight Distillery’s Mermaid spirits in the form of their Pink Gin. The gin is infused with flavours from fresh Isle of Wight strawberries, and is both vegan and gluten free. Not only that but the bottle is completely plastic free AND Isle of Wight Distillery are proudly Net Zero.

Mermaid Pink Gin Fizz - 3 Valentine's Day Cocktails You Can Make At Home - Female Original
Cocktail recipe inspired by Jim and Tonic Pink Gin Fizz

What I love about Mermaid Pink Gin is that it isn’t a really sweet pink gin. Sweet drinks have their place for sure but, as someone who loves a stronger drink, I definitely welcome the less sweet Mermaid Pink Gin with open arms. If there’s a cocktail that really shows off how delicious this gin is then it’s definitely the Pink Gin Fizz.

Equipment: Cocktail shaker, strainer, champagne flute.

Ingredients

40ml Mermaid Pink Gin

20ml sugar syrup

25ml lemon juice

Prosecco (for topping)

Ice

Raspberry or strawberry (for garnishing)

Mermaid Pink Gin Fizz - 3 Valentine's Day Cocktails You Can Make At Home - Female Original

Method

Chill your champagne flute by filling it with ice (or run it under cold water).

Add the Mermaid Pink Gin, sugar syrup, lemon juice and ice into a cocktail shaker.

Give the cocktail shaker a good shake up.

Remove the ice from your champagne flute.

Strain the gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice mix into your champagne flute.

Top with prosecco. Garnish with your choice of fruit. Serve.

At Home Valentine’s Day Cocktails: Cocktail #2 Old Fashioned

If you’re someone who prefers a strong and simple drink then look no further than the Four Roses’ Small Batch Old Fashioned. Inspired by a love story from the picturesque town of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky; Four Roses Small Batch is the ultimate romantic drink to incorporate into a dreamy Valentine’s Day cocktail this year. The brands story began when their founder, Paul Jones Jr, fell in love with a Southern belle. He sent a proposal to her, and she replied saying that if her answer were β€œYes”, she would wear a corsage of four roses on her gown to an upcoming ball…and she did. Pretty romantic right?

Four Roses Old Fashioned - 3 Valentine's Day Cocktails You Can Make At Home - Female Original

Equipment: Bar spoon, lowball glass.

Ingredients

25 or 50ml Four Roses Small Batch

2 dashes angostura bitters

1 sugar cube

Orange slice (for garnishing)

A few dashes of water

Ice

Four Roses Old Fashioned - 3 Valentine's Day Cocktails You Can Make At Home - Female Original

Method

Place the sugar cube into your lowball glass and add two dashes of angostura bitters.

Add a few dashes of water and mix until the sugar cube had dissolved.

Fill your glass with ice cubes and add either 25ml or 50ml of Four Roses (depending on your preference).

Garnish with a slice of orange and serve.

Four Roses Old Fashioned - 3 Valentine's Day Cocktails You Can Make At Home - Female Original

At Home Valentine’s Day Cocktails: Cocktail #3 The Lawrenceburg

I know an Old Fashioned isn’t to everyone’s taste. So for those of you who prefer a fruitier twist on a bourbon cocktail, The Lawrenceburg is going to be the one for you. Again, I’m using the lovely Four Roses Small Batch bourbon in this one. And it’s a cocktail that Four Roses themselves created specifically for Valentine’s Day. Bringing together the spiced flavours of Four Roses Small Batch and the sweetness of cranberry juice, The Lawrenceburg is the perfect cocktail for anyone who’s new to bourbon. Think that bourbon isn’t really your jam? Try this out and then tell me otherwise!

Four Roses The Lawrenceburg - 3 Valentine's Day Cocktails You Can Make At Home - Female Original

Equipment: Cocktail shaker, martini glass.

Ingredients

40ml Four Roses Small Batch

50ml cranberry juice

5ml lime juice

5ml sugar syrup

Ginger beer (for topping)

Ice

Four Roses The Lawrenceburg - 3 Valentine's Day Cocktails You Can Make At Home - Female Original

Method

Add the Small Batch Four Roses, cranberry juice, lime juice, sugar syrup and ice into a cocktail shaker.

Give the mix a good shake up.

Pour the mix into a martini glass and top with ginger beer. Serve.

If you’re looking to treat someone special to a Valentine’s Day cocktail then why not make a whole experience of it and gift them a bottle along with everything they need to make the drinks. Depending on if they’re in your household or not you could gift them the bottle and then make them a special cocktail. Or you could send them all of the ingredients and make the drinks together over Zoom as a little Valentine’s Day distanced date. What are your Valentine’s Day plans? I’m thinking me + a Lawrenceburg cocktail + my pyjamas.

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Read next: The Single Girls Guide To Valentine’s Day.

50 thoughts on “3 Valentine’s Day Cocktails You Can Make At Home

  1. Love this list!! Feel like I could definitely polish off a pink gin fizz right now. If you crush some raspberries through a sieve and put it in your prosecco it makes it go pink too πŸ™‚

  2. Mmmm these look lovely! Since I’ve started having a drink occasionally again, I’m looking for new things to try. I’m hoping to try some of these interesting gins I have this Valentine’s Day but I’m honestly not sure what to do with them!

    1. A gin fizz could be a great place to start (if you like prosecco that is). It’s a great drink to get the most out of a flavoured gin! πŸ™‚ x

  3. These look very good 😌 hehe though I admit I’m more to the sweet side. Pina colada, White Russian, or a chocolate martini πŸ˜‚ thanks for sharing.

  4. Very exciting options, I love the eco-friendly focus of number one! With no other real option this year (even though I typically do nothing) I’m fortunate to be with my girlfriend, so I’m sure she’ll appreciate my treating her a bit – thanks for sharing!

    1. Isle of Wight Distillery are such an amazing, eco-friendly brand…and their drinks are just as amazing! Ahh that sounds lovely – hope she enjoys her drinks πŸ™‚ x

  5. Oooh I love these Valentine’s Day cocktails! You can’t go wrong with some gin fizz. Make it pink, and you’re on theme haha. It is great it is easy to make, you don’t need anything out there. I keep hearing about Four Roses this year! I didn’t know it was a thing! I know I’d enjoy that old fashioned hehe. Thanks for sharing these recs!

    1. Thank you! Haha exactly, gotta keep on theme! So glad you liked the drinks – Four Roses makes the smoothest Old Fashioned πŸ™‚ x

    1. It’s a great drink! Making cocktails is definitely one of my favourite things to do, especially in the current circumstances πŸ™‚ x

  6. These all look so good I want to try them all! I will be spending my Valentine’s Day in the company of me, myself, and I, with pen and paper cordially invited, but a delicious drink is always welcome and the pink gin sounds lovely.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. They all look so good! You can’t go wrong with a classic old fashioned, and the first one sounds amazing. It’s 1am and I’m genuinely sat here wondering whether I need to get the cocktail shaker out…

    1. Hahaha! The pink gin fizz is so good – Mermaid Pink Gin is for sure a new favourite spirit of mine πŸ™‚ x

  8. Ooo these all sound like lovely cocktails. I think the first one is more up my street, so will have to give that one a try.
    I’ve just purchased an Elderflower and Rose gin liqueur to go with prosecco, so may try that instead of the mermaid gin!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

  9. I’ve really been missing cocktails, so thanks so much for some amazing recipes here! Totally going to try them!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

    1. Hahaha yes! The Kirkland Signature prosecco is great in case you were wondering :’) Glad you like the sound of the drinks! x

  10. These all look amazing Faye! Even if we are past Valentine’s day we are still in lockdown, so drinks are acceptable! The bourbon whiskey one sounds absolutely up my road! Thanks for sharing x

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