Valentine's Day Drinks

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and there will yet again be an influx of social media PDA. Being single on Valentine’s Day can suck sometimes, but why does it have to? This year celebrate Valentine’s Day by making these on-theme concoctions. Stay in and relax with some of these and show love for your friends, family, and yourself!

Try a Cupid Float from Somewhat Simple

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream to a drinking cup or mug.
  2. Fill the cup with cherry soda.
  3. Cut the ends off of 1 strand of red licorice, then place into the cup to use as a straw.
  4. Drink and enjoy!

Or if it’s a chilly day, bundle up and make yourself a Pink Hot Chocolate! 

Ingredients: 

Optional:

  • Red food coloring

How to Make Pink Hot Chocolate:

  1. Freeze chocolate chips. Once frozen place into a food processor to create a white chocolate powder.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Scoop 3 tsp of the mix with a cup of hot water or milk

If you’re staying in with your girls (who are all 21+ of course) make something with an extra kick, like a Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz!

Ingredients:

  • 6 beautiful strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 shots gin
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup club soda (or, to taste)

Instructions:

  1. First, wash and de-stem the strawberries. Next, dice the strawberries into small pieces, like 12 pieces from one berry. Tiny.
  2. Sprinkle the sugar over the top of the strawberries. Let sit for 5 minutes. Then, mash the strawberries with a fork to release their juices.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and then add the strawberry mixture, gin, rose water and a pinch of salt (just trust me). Shake, then divide between two glasses.
  4. Top each glass off with club soda and squeeze a lime wedge into each glass.

Who doesn’t love ice cream and champagne? Why not combine them in this Raspberry Pink Champagne Float?!

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 scoops raspberry sorbet
  • 1 cup pink champagne (I used Barefoot Pink Moscato)
  • fresh raspberries for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Place scoops of sorbet in large wine glass.
  2. Pour champagne over the sorbet.
  3. Top with raspberries.
  4. Allow to melt while you sip or eat with a spoon, either way works!
  5. Enjoy!

If you’re really anti-Valentine’s Day, Martha Stewart has you covered with her Bleeding Heart Martini!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces dry vermouth
  • 8 ounces premium gin
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 picked baby beets each placed on a cocktail skewer

Directions:

      1. Chill 4 martini glasses in the freezer or fill with ice water and let sit until frosty, about 5 minutes (pour out water).

      2. Add the vermouth, dividing evenly; swirl to coat the glasses, then pour out.

      3. Add gin to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

      4. Shake vigorously until chilled; divide among chilled glasses.

      5. Garnish each with a skewered pickled baby beet, and serve immediately.

No matter what you do this Valentine’s Day, enjoy responsibly! Have fun with it and even try making your own concotions!

*Her Campus Bryant reminds everyone to please drink responsibly*