Valentine's Day Guide: Romantic Red Cocktails

Add a romantic red cocktail to your Valentine's Day menu.

intro: These red-hued cocktails are the perfect addition to any romantic Valentine's Day menu. Whether you like strawberry or watermelon, these adults-only drinks will add a hint of sweetness to a savory meal.

quicklist:1 category: title: Love Me Tender url: text: Strawberry puree

Grenadine

Champagne

Place 2 tablespoons of strawberry puree and 1 tablespoon grenadine in a champagne flute. Add champagne and stir.

Recipe courtesy of Vanderbilt Grace.

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quicklist:2 category: title: Blushing Fizz url: text: 3 strawberries

2 slices of cucumber

1 sprig of mint

1 ½ oz. Cointreau

¾ oz. Hendrick's gin

½ oz. fresh lemon juice

Top with club soda

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber strawberries and mint, shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice through a fine mesh strainer. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a sprig of mint. Top with club soda.

Recipe courtesy of Saltbox.

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quicklist:3 category: title: Red Hot Ruby url: text: ¾ oz. Campari

¾ oz. Santa Teresa 1796 rum

4 oz. mulled wine

Cinnamon stick

Mull white wine with spices and add rum and Campari. Serve with a cinnamon stick.

Recipe courtesy of Michael Flannery of Michael's New York .

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quicklist:4 category: title: Your Sparkling Eyes url: text: 1 ¼ oz. Campari

¾ oz. Dolin dry vermouth

¾ oz. lime juice

¾ oz. agave nectar

Top with Bortolomiol prosecco

Grapefruit peel

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber strawberries and mint, shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice through a fine mesh strainer. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a sprig of mint. Top with club soda.

Recipe courtesy of Michael Flannery of Michael's New York .

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quicklist:5 category: title: Sweetheart Red Sangria url: text: 1 bottle Barefoot Sweet Red wine

8 strawberries, hulled and sliced

25 red seedless grapes cut in half

1 cup lemon-lime soda

Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher. Let it sit for an hour. Pour into iced wine glass and top with a splash of lemon-lime soda.

Recipe courtesy of Barefoot Bubbly.

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quicklist:6 category: title: Barefoot Jewel url: text: 1 oz. blueberry pomegranate juice

½ oz. watermelon schnapps

½ oz. cranberry juice

2 oz. Barefoot Brut champagne

Combine juices and schnapps in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill. Strain into chilled champagne flute. Top with Barefoot Bubbly Brut champagne.

Recipe courtesy of Barefoot Bubbly.

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