Staying in and getting cozy on Valentine’s Day definitely has its perks! We’re thinking cocktails, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, and one of those movies you’ve seen a million times … your favorite rewatch.
If you can’t decide what kind of cocktail to make at home, we’re sharing 40 ideas in this post. Many of these recipes are pretty shades of pink and red, but we’ve also included some fun classic cocktails with unique flavors.
Related: 50+ Fun Cocktails to Make at Home
We’re also sharing some snacks, appetizers, and desserts to pair with your cocktails at the end of this post. Cheers!
Make a nice Strawberry Mojito this Valentine’s Day and impress your date. This drink is sweet and light with flavors of strawberry, lime and mint.
Hibiscus Sour with Heart Garnish
If there was an official Valentine’s Day cocktail, it would be the hibiscus sour. You have to add the heart stencil, though—it’s an easy way to make this drink more lovey dovey!
Create this iconic espresso martini with just three ingredients. This recipe is so popular and for good reason. You’ll have to try it for yourself!
Old Fashioned Cocktail
The absolute most iconic classic cocktail. Learning to make a perfect old fashioned cocktail at home is a great choice!
If you haven’t tried a Lychee Martini, why not make one for Valentine’s Day this year? This recipe is sweet and unique.
Classic Manhattan Cocktail
You can’t go wrong with a classic Manhattan. This recipe mixes American whiskey and Italian vermouth with a few dashes of aromatic bitters. Don’t forget the Luxardo maraschino cherry!
Learn to make a Rum Runner cocktail at home. This tropical cocktail is sweet, refreshing and fun to add to your home bar skills.
How To Make Vodka Jello Shots (with Video!)
Just three ingredients are needed to make these easy vodka jello shots. These are perfect for a party!
Learn to make a perfect, from scratch margarita at home. This recipe is easy to garnish and tweak into different variations for any holiday.
I’m partial to this martini as a romantic date night drink because I had one on my first date with my husband!
Green Tea Shot
Learn to make a classic Green Tea Shot at home. This shot is sweet and fresh. This recipe can be served as a shot or a cocktail.
Homemade Old Fashioned Mix
Homemade mix recipe for making an Old Fashioned cocktail. This would also be a fun gift idea to give your partner if they enjoy Old Fashioned cocktails.
Mexican Candy Shot
Learn to make a Mexican candy shot with a spicy rim. If you like tequila, this is a fun recipe to try.
A dessert cocktail made with vodka and sour apple schnapps. This cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet, sour and crisp.
Pudding Shots (with video!)
Creamy boozy pudding shots with just four ingredients. These are so fun to make!
Learn to make a White Russian cocktail at home. This classic drink is so delicious, creamy and perfect for a cozy night by the fireplace.
Gummy Bear Shot
Learn to make a gummy bear shot at home! This recipe can be served as a shot or a cocktail.
Learn to make a Paloma cocktail at home. This recipe is so refreshing if you want a less sweet cousin to a margarita.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Shot
Learn to make a Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Shot at home! This recipe can be served as a shot or a cocktail.
Paper Plane Cocktail
Learn to make a Paper Plane cocktail using only four ingredients. This bourbon-based cocktail is perfectly balanced and unique.
Easy Chocolate Martini
Calling all chocolate lovers! This easy-to-make chocolate martini recipe is the perfect mix of boozy and sweet. A classic Valentine’s Day cocktail with a swirl of chocolate syrup.
Rhubarb Ramos Gin Fizz
This pink Ramos gin fizz is a mix of citrus, orange blossom water, cream, and homemade rhubarb syrup. It’s as delicious as it looks.
Washington Apple Shot
Learn to make a Washington Apple Shot at home. This recipe can be served as a shot or a cocktail.
Fruit and Tonics
Here’s a fun cocktail idea: Make infused ice cubes using your favorite pureed fruit. As the ice melts, it will add all of that delicious fruit flavor to your gin and tonic.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Jello Shots
We made an epic jello shot recipe based on our love for chocolate-covered fruit. These chocolate strawberry jello shots would be so fun to share with someone.
Easy Cosmo Recipe
An easy, balanced cosmopolitan recipe (not too sweet, not too bitter) of Citron vodka, lime, and cranberry juice. And the color is obviously perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Orange Cranberry Margarita
Use our homemade margarita mix recipe to make a batch of orange cranberry margaritas. This drink is perfectly tart and refreshing—and Elsie’s favorite!
Sparkling Spiced Pear & Ginger Cocktail
Don’t be fooled by the name—this pear and ginger cocktail has four ingredients, and it’s perfect for a fancy occasion. Easy and delish!
How to Make a Classic Negroni
A Negroni is a classic aperitif, meaning it’s perfect before or after a big meal … and especially on Valentine’s Day. Cheers!
Love the combination of mint and chocolate? Look no further than the grasshopper cocktail. This delicious concoction can be enjoyed frozen, too.
Speaking of frozen, this cherry-topped rosé slushee is so easy to make and it reminds us of a boozy snow cone.
Rose Pomegranate Martini
Here’s a unique martini infused with rose tea, pomegranate juice, and fresh mint. If you’re feeling fancy, you can even make a rose petal garnish for your cocktail glass!
Smoke and Cinnamon Old Fashioned
This smoke and cinnamon old fashioned is a unique spin on a classic old fashioned. The smoke flavor is created using a kitchen torch to burn a cedar board (to trap in the smoke in the glass).
Homemade Strawberry Margaritas
While you can totally grab strawberry margarita mix at the store, it only takes a few minutes to make a fresh batch at home. It’s so much better!
Rosé Soaked Gummy Bears
How fun would these boozy gummy bears be for a “Galentine’s” party? You can use any gummy bear flavor and your choice of rosé or sparkling white wine to soak them in.
Spiked Peppermint Mocha Milkshake
What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate? This rich and decadent chocolate milkshake is spiked with coffee liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and a whole candy cane.
White Wine Apple Spritzer
If you’re going to enjoy a refreshing white wine spritzer on a special occasion, you have to add a pretty rose-shaped apple to the glass. So fancy!
Grown Up Strawberry Shortcake Shake
This recipe makes two boozy strawberry milkshakes—perfect for a Valentine’s Day night in. Did we mention that the rim is made out of crumbled shortcake?