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Enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day evening with 5 intimate cocktails!

Updated on February 24, 2013

Valentine's Day Chocolate Martini

Chocolate martini for Valentine's Day
Chocolate martini for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is special day where you spend extra care to your loved one. Of course, this should NOT be the only day to show your love to someone you care about. However, a little extra love does not hurt =).

A brief introduction into the history of Valentine's Day

According to Wikipedia, the start of Valentine's Day was "a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote "from your Valentine" as a farewell to her."


Today, Saint Valentine's is celebrated on July 6th and July 30th by the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Anglican Church recognizes it as a feast day, which is pretty interesting (no wonder people got plump those days). However, it was not until the 15th century that a man by the name of Geoffrey Chaucer, declared it day of courtly love. Roses, chocolates, and cards (Valentines) were sent to loved ones. Nowadays, love cards are mass produced as companies are finding ways to cash in on this once sacred holiday. Now, how does this all tie into these cocktails?! Well, sweet, savory, and a homemade dessert just screams love, doesn't it? Check these out!


1.)Raspberry Chocolate Martini

2 oz Raspberry Vodka
1 1/2oz Creme de Cacao
Raspberries

Sweet and chocolate goodness all in one go. You cannot go wrong with this baby!

2.) Love Potion

1 1/2 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Chambord Liqueur
3/4 oz Cranberry Juice


Nothing says love like a premium raspberry liqueur with a tart yet sweet splash of cranberry juice and the strength of a good pour of vodka!


3.) Sex on Beach 2

1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Chambord
1/2 oz Melon Liqueur
1 oz Pineapple
1/4 oz Cranberry Juice

Sex on the beach part 2? Need I say more?

4.)Black Russian

1 1/2 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Kahlua or Tia Maria (Coffee Liqueur)

For a bit of added flavor, you can always add in milk or cream (maybe even white creme de cacao!) This definitely the wake up call you need.

5.) Pink Fetish

1 oz Vodka
1 oz Peach Schnapps
2 oz Cranberry Juice
2 oz Orange Juice
Lime Wedge

This is definitely a bit of a mix on the sex on the beach, but a bit sweeter. Your lady will definitely love this!


These are just a few great cocktails to set your evening off right. I hope you enjoy these great cocktails and check out Great Cocktail Recipes for more incredible cocktails! Look at a few videos below to help you create these sensual drinks!


Purple Passion

Love Potion

Chocolate Raspberry Martini

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    • shin_rocka04 profile imageAUTHOR

      shin_rocka04 

      5 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks for the love, Torrilynn! Definitely appreciate it!

    • torrilynn profile image

      torrilynn 

      5 years ago

      shin_rocka04 this looks like a very delicious cocktail

      I absolutely love chocolate and love when its incorporated

      into foods and drinks

      thanks for the read

      Voted up

    • shin_rocka04 profile imageAUTHOR

      shin_rocka04 

      5 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks, Rajan. Glad u like the martini!

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I'd like the raspberry chocolate martini. voted up, interesting and shared.

    • shin_rocka04 profile imageAUTHOR

      shin_rocka04 

      5 years ago from Maryland

      It's definitely worth a try! I really hope you enjoy!

    • europewalker profile image

      europewalker 

      5 years ago

      The raspberry chocolate martini sounds so good. I will have to try it. Enjoyed this hub, voted up:)

    • shin_rocka04 profile imageAUTHOR

      shin_rocka04 

      5 years ago from Maryland

      @kikalina - your wish is my command :)

      @carter06 - everyone else writes one about the SOB1, so I decided to flip it with the SOB2 =).

      I'm glad you both enjoyed the hub!

    • carter06 profile image

      Mary 

      5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Mmm yep I'm def up for some of these especially SOB 2:) but what happened to SOB1?? this is a fun hub for those of us cocktail lovers, well done...cheers

    • kikalina profile image

      kikalina 

      5 years ago from Europe

      Black russian for me pls.

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