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15 Valentine's Day cocktails for lovers and single ladies

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado and a chocolate maker in Virginia. She currently resides ...

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

Cocktails are always a great way to start off a romantic night with your special someone. Even if that special someone is yourself.

Prepare one of these drinks as your signature cocktail for Valentine's Day — and let the power of love seduce you into a good night. Whether you're single or happily in a relationship, start your dinner with a drink or prepare a signature drink as an after-dinner treat. You won't be sorry, we promise.

1. Strawberry Chantilly cocktail recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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The perfect predinner drink, this strawberry Chantilly cocktail looks festive with tiny strawberry heart cutouts. We also loved the rim of the glass with gold sugar or salt.

2. Bubbly blood orange Campari recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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Combine the bubbles with tart and seasonal blood oranges to create this delicious bubbly blood orange Campari.

3. Chocolate-covered cherry cordial cocktail recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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A tasty drink, this chocolate-covered cherry cordial cocktail is sweet and sexy.

4. The Jack Rose cocktail recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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The Jack Rose cocktail is the perfect way to seduce your loved one.

5. Basil-infused blood orange cocktail recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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Take advantage of blood orange season with this gorgeous basil-infused blood orange cocktail.

6. Cardamom rose cocktail recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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Serve up this cardamom rose cocktail at a girls' get-together — all the single ladies love roses too.

7. Very pink raspberry cosmopolitan recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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Very pink raspberry cosmopolitan is a gorgeous cocktail to serve at a romantic dinner party.

8. Coconut-strawberry daiquiri recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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Oh darling, let me count the ways we love this coconut-strawberry daiquiri.

9. Strawberry shrub cocktail recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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Shrubs are totally trendy, and this strawberry shrub cocktail is right up our alley.

10. Thyme-blood orange bourbon cocktail recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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Infusing herbs is a great way to add flavor to drinks, and this thyme-blood orange bourbon cocktail takes the cake.

11. Raspberry-mint cocktail recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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Berries and mint are such a classic combination in cocktails, like in this recipe for raspberry-mint cocktail.

12. Grapefruit, lime and maraschino martini recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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Martinis like this grapefruit, lime and maraschino martini are an elegant way to present gorgeous drinks.

13. Mixed berry vodka spritzer recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

A simple recipe for mixed berry vodka spritzers will become the signature drink of your party. Freeze your berries to keep your drinks cold through the night.

14. Raspberry sake tea cocktail recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

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Try a creative twist on using sake in cocktails, like this luscious raspberry sake tea cocktail. Sake paired with tea is the perfect way to bring ingredients from similar cultures together.

15. Coca berry kiss recipe

Sip into a romantic night with these pink and red Valentine's Day drinks

End the night with a coca berry kiss.

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