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OTD’s Top 5 Valentine’s Cocktails

Easy-to-make themed drinks for Valentine’s Day

by Justine Jane Taft

Who doesn’t like a little something special for a holiday? Here’s a list of  easy-to-make, love-centric drinks to try.

1)      Start the evening off with “Kiss Me Slow”


  • 4 oz white rum
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • Highball glass

Pour each of the ingredients into glass and stir.

2)      Make it Canadian with an “Arctic Kiss”


  • 2 oz chilled vodka
  • 3 oz champagne
  • Champagne flute

Pour vodka into champagne flute; fill the rest of the flute with champagne.

3)      Try the classic “Sex on the Beach”


  • 1 and ½ oz of vodka
  • ½ oz of peach schnapps
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • Highball glass
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Add ice to glass; pour vodka and schnapps over ice. Fill the rest of the glass with equal parts of cranberry and orange juice. Stir.

4)      Take a twist on an old favourite with “A Kissed Buttery Nipple”


  • 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 2 oz Bailey’s Irish cream
  • 2 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • 2 maraschino cherries
  • Cocktail shaker
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Add ice, liqueur, Bailey’s and schnapps to the cocktail shaker. Shake. Pour into a glass and add cherries.

5)      End the evening with “A Kiss Goodnight”


  • 1 splash of dark rum
  • 1 ½ oz of raspberry schnapps
  • 1 ½ oz of strawberry vodka
  • 7-Up or Sprite
  • Cranberry Juice

Add vodka and schnapps to glass. Fill the remainder of the glass halfway with cranberry juice. Fill to the top with Sprite/7-Up. Top off with a splash of dark rum

Drinksmixer.com has all these recipes and more in an easy to use database. Each recipe comes with a video demonstration of the drink being made. Try one of these or any number of “Kiss” of “Sex” drinks to make your Valentine’s Day a special one.




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