While this Valentine’s Day/Galentine’s Day won’t be spent in crowded bars, there’s nothing stopping you from making an Instagram-worthy drink at home. These easy cocktail recipes are pretty in pink and ravishing in red, and—more importantly—they’re delicious Valentine’s Day treats.

1. The Heartbreaker Highball from Q Mixers couldn’t be simpler.


  • 5 oz Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer
  • 1.5 oz Irish whiskey
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1 lime wheel (garnish)

Just build the cocktail in a highball glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

Valentines cocktails
The Heartbreaker Highball is an easy cocktail to make on Valentine's Day Q Mixers

2. The Gimme Some Sugar Cocktail from Pink House Alchemy requires a few specialty items, but they make it easy with their cocktail kit ($20).


  • 1.5 oz gin or vodka
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz pH Hibiscus Rose syrup
  • Sparkling rosé
  • Lavender sugar
  • Dehydrated pineapple syrup

Rim a coupe glass or champagne flute with pH hibiscus lavender sugar. Stir ingredients on ice in a mixing glass, then strain into the prepared glass. Top with sparkling rosé and garnish with a pineapple flower.

pH Gimme Some Sugar Cocktail
Pink House Alchemy released a kit to create their luxurious Gimme Some Sugar cocktail. Kat Wilson/Pink House Alchemy

3. The Spiked Blood Orange Margarita from Sparkling Ice is a great way to dress up your average hard seltzer for a special occasion.

  • 8 oz Sparkling Ice Spiked Strawberry Citrus Smash
  • 1 oz Blood Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Sour Mix
  • 1 oz Tequila
  • garnish: Strawberry and Blood Orange

Rim glass with a lime wedge and dip into salt. Fill glass with ice and add tequila, blood orange juice, and sour mix. Fill with Sparkling Ice Spiked Strawberry Citrus Smash and garnish with strawberries.

Easy Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes
The Sparkling Ice Spiked Blood Orange Margarita makes the hard seltzer stronger than usual. Sparkling Ice Spiked

4. The Pink French 75 is a Valentine’s twist on a classic cocktail from Beefeater Gin.


  • 1 parts Beefeater Pink
  • 1/2 parts Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 parts Simple Syrup
  • 3 parts Sparkling Rosé

Build in a shaker and add ice. Shake and strain into a flute glass. For an Instagram-worthy look, garnish with heart lemon peels and a heart strawberry.

Beefeater Gin Galentines Cocktail
Take a sip of Beefeater Gin's Pink French 75. Beefeater Gin

5. The Negroni Sbagliato from Cinzano Sparkling gets the red color from the Campari, an Italian liqueur that complements the vermouth and prosecco.


  • 1 oz Cinzano Rosso Vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari
  • Top with Cinzano Prosecco
  • Slice of orange (for garnish)

Pour the ingredients directly in a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Stir and garnish with a half-wheel of orange.

Negroni Sbagliato
The Negroni Sbagliato from Cinzano Sparkling is the perfect way to toast to Valentine's Day. Cinzano

6. The Bulleit Be-Dazzle features Campari as well. However, this Bulleit recipe also brings in strawberry and grapefruit flavors.


  • 2 parts Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 part Grapefruit Juice
  • Half part Campari/Italian bitter aperitif
  • Top with the 2 parts Strawberry soda

Shake the boubon, juice and Campari and pour into a highball glass. Top with strawberry soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey's Bulleit Be-Dazzle cocktail is tasty and simple. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey

7. Virgil’s Raspberry Cream Lovers Cocktail is perfect for anyone who loves a sugar rush on Valentine’s Day. The soda brand, Virgil’s, notes that this can also be a tasty mocktail for the kids when the vodka is withheld.


  • Homemade raspberry simple syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1 cup raspberries)
  • ​2 teaspoons lemon juice (optional)
  • 1.5 oz vanilla vodka (skip for mocktail)
  • Virgil's Vanilla Cream Handcrafted Soda
  • Whipped Cream
  • Confection Hearts

For the simple syrup: Mix the sugar and water in a pot large enough to comfortably hold all of the ingredients. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then stir until all of the sugar dissolves. Add the raspberries and continue to simmer until the berries break down (5 to 7 minutes). Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature, then strain.

For the drink: Pour a tall glass of Virgil's Vanilla Cream Handcrafted Soda. Add raspberry simple syrup (to taste), lemon juice and vodka. Top with whipped cream and confection hearts.

Virgil's Raspberry Cream Lovers
Virgil's Raspberry Cream Lovers recipe can be a cocktail or a mocktail. Virgil's

For the anti-mixologist: Not in the mood to mix a cocktail? Avaline is probably the perfect wine to go with Valentine's or Galentine's Day. After all, the organic vino brand was co-founded by Cameron Diaz, a rom-com queen ("The Holiday," "My Best Friend's Wedding"), along with business partner and bestie Katherine Power. Her favorite is the red with its "light to medium body with hints of cherry and a touch of spice."

Avaline wine
Avaline is Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power’s new line of clean wines made with organic grapes. Diaz cites the red as her favorite. Avaline