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15 Valentine’s Day Cocktails You Should Make, Date or No Date

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

Whether it’s a chocolate martini, a sorbet-filled mimosa or a blood orange Campari, these are drinks worth celebrating. Prepare one as your signature cocktail for Valentine’s Day — and let the power of love seduce you into a good night. You won’t be sorry, we promise.

1. Strawberry Chantilly cocktail recipe

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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.

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2. Bubbly blood orange Campari recipe

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

3. Raspberry sorbet cocktail

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This raspberry sorbet-filled drink is an extra sweet treat.

More: How to Cook a Super-Luxurious Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home for Under $30

4. The Jack Rose cocktail recipe

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You’ll love this sweet drink.

5. Basil-infused blood orange cocktail recipe

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

6. Cardamom rose cocktail recipe

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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

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

More: Pink Strawberry Waffles Make the Perfect Valentine’s Day Breakfast

8. Coconut-strawberry daiquiri recipe

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

9. Strawberry shrub cocktail recipe

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. Chocolate covered strawberry martini

Chocolate covered strawberry martini
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Get your chocolate fix with this martini.

15. Ginger cranberry mimosa

Sugared cranberry ginger mimosa
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A cool ginger cranberry mimosa to help digest the night.

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A version of this article was originally published in February 2015.

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