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12 Red and Pink Cocktails Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Whether you're enjoying a romantic night in or an after-dinner drink, these Valentine's Day cocktails will add a lovely touch to your date night. They'll make any Valentine blush!

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Raspberry Truffle Cocktail

This adults-only hot chocolate is a decadent addition to any dinner date. It can easily be adapted to dairy lovers’ tastes by substituting chocolate milk and heavy cream for the almond products. —Melanie Milhorat, New York, New York
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Cranberry-Jalapeno Martini

Spice it up on Valentine’s Day with this jalapeno martini. I describe it as slightly tart, a little sassy and completely delicious. —Kelli Haetinger, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Pomegranate Cosmo

Get ready for Galentine’s Day! Sugar dresses up this simple cosmo that lets you enjoy a cozy evening with friends and still shake things up. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Cranberry Orange Mimosas

Mimosas are just so elegant for a Valentine’s Day brunch. My recipe uses tart cranberries to balance the sweetness of champagne and orange juice. —Shannon Stephens, Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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Blackberry Brandy Slush

We wanted a fun twist on a slushy made with tea and fruit juice, so we used blackberry brandy. The deep red color makes it very romantic. —Lindsey Spinler, Sobieski, Wisconsin
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Spiked Pink Lady

Why reserve lemonade and strawberries for the summertime? They’re just as refreshing in the winter months. —Silvia Garcia, New York, New York
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Cranberry-Orange Sangria

Letting this sangria sit in the fridge overnight improves the fruitiness, making it the perfect make-ahead drink for a Valentine’s Day party. It’s also nice with a splash of brandy. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
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Strawberry Mimosas

Here’s a tasty twist on the classic mimosa. To make this refreshing drink friendly for your little Valentines, substitute lemon-lime soda or ginger ale for the champagne. —Kelly Maxwell, Plainfield, Illinois
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Cupid's Arrow

Mixing red cranberry juice, Triple Sec and champagne creates a fun cocktail for Valentine’s Day. Garnish with a few fresh berries and enjoy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Topsy-Turvy Sangria

I got this recipe from a friend a few years ago. Perfect for relaxed dates and get-togethers. It’s even better if you make it the night before and let the flavors steep. —Tracy Field, Bremerton, Washington
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Fireside Toddy

An aromatic blend of spices flavor this superb wine-based beverage. It is served warmed and it’s sweet, fruity taste will warm you to your toes. —Sue Brown, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Orange Cranberry Splash

I created this citrusy cocktail while tending bar on the Jersey shore. Garnish it with cranberries, raspberries or another red or pink fruit. —Ralph Florio, New York, New York

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.

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