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Top 10 Romantic Red Cocktails

Updated on February 8, 2015

Shake it!

These red cocktails are perfect for special romantic occasions such as Valentine's Day, but also look fantastic on a table if you are having a dinner party. Before I had my son, me and the girls used to have a poker and cocktails night once a month... That was about as wild as we ever got... (I'm pretty vanilla to be honest).

The only down-side to cocktails is because they are so delicious and fruity, it can sometimes be like drinking juice and it's only when you go to stand up you start realising how wobbly you've become!

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 1

Ingredients

  • Gin
  • Cointreau
  • Benedictine
  • Cherry Brandy
  • A dash of Angostura Bitters
  • A squeeze of lime juice
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Grenadine
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker, along with the ice
  2. Shake well until a slight frost forms on the outside of the shaker
  3. Strain the cocktail mix into a highball glass, over more ice
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Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 1

Bloody Ceaser

  • Vodka
  • Clemato
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • A pinch of celery salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Prepare a highball glass by wetting the rim with the lemon juice, then dipping the rim into the celery salt so that it sticks. Set the glass to one side to dry.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 1

Strawberry Daiquiri

  • 7 ml lemon-lime soda
  • 15 g frozen strawberries
  • 4 ml lime juice
  • 20 ml rum
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 10 g castor sugar
  • A fresh strawberry, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare a martini glass by wetting the rim with water, then dipping it into sugar
  2. Blend together the frozen strawberries, ice and sugar
  3. Add the lime juice, soda, lemon juice and rum
  4. Blend until smooth, then pour into the glass and enjoy

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Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 1

Metropolitan

  • Blackcurrant vodka
  • Orange liquor
  • Cranberry juice
  • Lime juice
  • A slice of lime, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker, and add 3 or 4 ice cubes
  2. Shake well, so that the ingredients are well mixed
  3. Strain the mixture, so that no ice goes into the glass (you can keep the ice combined, but it will dilute the flavour)
  4. Finish by garnishing the glass with the slice of lime
Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 1

Caribbean Moor

  • Malibu rum
  • Peach schnapps
  • Strawberry liquor
  • Smooth orange juice
  • Ice
  • Half an orange slice to garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour all the ingredients apart from the orange juice and garnish into your shaker
  2. Shake vigorously, to ensure the ingredients are mixed well
  3. Strain and pour into the martini glass
  4. Add the garnish and enjoy

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Rose of Venezuela

This cocktail was made and dedicated to a beautiful Venezuelan woman

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Rum
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth

Instructions

  1. Prepare a martini glass by wetting the rim, and dipping in sugar. Put in the fridge to dry and chill.
  2. Put all the ingredients into your cocktail shaker and shake for a few minutes to combine
  3. Pour into the chilled glass and serve

Woo Woo

This is my favourite cocktail of all. For those who don't like a strong alcohol flavour, and enjoy cranberry, this is perfect!

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 1

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Peach schnapps
  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Cranberry juice
  • Ice to fill half the glass

Instructions

  1. Shake together the cranberry juice, vodka and peach schnapps in a cocktail shaker with a few cubes of ice
  2. Pour into a glass of your choice
  3. Enjoy!

We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort, it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well made cocktail

— David Sedaris

Lava Flow

This beautiful, two-tone cocktail is from Hawaii. It tastes great and will never fail to impress.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 oz White rum
  • 1 Malibu Rum
  • 2 Pineapple juice
  • 2 Coconut cream
  • 2 Strawberries
  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped

Instructions

  1. Chill a tall glass in the fridge whilst preparing the drink
  2. In a blender combine the strawberries with the White rum and Malibu. Pour this mixture into a tall glass
  3. Rinse the blender, then blend together the coconut cream, banana and pineapple juice with some ice until the mixture is smooth
  4. Very, very slowly but consistently, pour this mixture into the glass on top of the red mixture. The two colours will separate, and this gives the flowing lava effect.
  5. Serve and enjoy

Poinsettia

I love this at Christmas. The colour and taste are perfect for that time of year!

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 1

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Champagne
  • .5oz Cointreau
  • 3 oz Cranberry juice

Instructions

  1. Take a champagne flute and pour in the chilled cranberry juice
  2. Add the orange liqueur
  3. Top off with the champagne and serve straight away
Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 1

The Zombie

Take my word for it; DO NOT have two of these close together...

Ingredients

  • 1 oz White Rum
  • Golden rum
  • Dark rum
  • Apricot Brandy
  • 2 dashes Bacardi 151
  • Dash of Grenadine
  • Pineapple juice
  • Orange juice
  • Squeeze of lime

Instructions

  1. Put some ice in your cocktail shaker
  2. Pour in all the ingredients apart from the Bacardi
  3. Shake well for 2-3 minutes
  4. Strain into a hurricane glass
  5. Top off with the Bacardi
  6. Garnish with a wedge of lime or a maraschino cherry
  7. Enjoy!

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      I don't drink cocktail but I like the way people make it with shakers. I guess I would try at least one of these.

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