12 Drinks to Drink on Valentine's Day

February 14, 2014

Like so many Hallmark copywriters before us, we've tried our hands at a poem to sum up our thoughts about the year's most ostentatiously romantic holiday:

Negronis are red,
Curaçao is blue,
So long as you don't infuse your liquor with conversation hearts,
We will support you.

Whether you're boozing with your sweetie, knocking back negronis to mirror the bitterness in your heart, or abstaining from alcohol so you can focus all of your attention on chocolate cake, we have a bevvy of beverages for you to choose from tonight. Go on, Romeo -- shake things up a bit.

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If you're hitting the liquor store, make one of these:

Gin Spritz by Erin McDowell

Gin Spritz Recipe on Food52


Negroni by Erika Kotite

Negroni Recipe on Food52


Champagne Cocktail by Erika Kotite

In My Solitude Cocktail on Food52


The 4-Ingredient Martinez by Erik Lombardo

The Martinez Cocktail on Food52


Rosemary Gin Cocktail by Amy Stafford

Rosemary Gin Cocktail onF odo52


The Bubbly Manhattan by Colin 

The Bubbly Manhattan on Food52


The Old Fashioned by Erika Kotite

Old Fashioned Cocktail on Food52


Hot Toddy with Dried Cherries and Lime by Amanda Hesser

Dried Cherry Hot Toddy on Food52


The Boulevardier by Erik Lombardo

Boulevardier Cocktail on Food52


And, for all you teetotaling lovers out there:

Homemade Ginger Ale Float by inpatskitchen 

Ginger Ale Floats on Food52


...or any ice cream float.

How to Make Any Ice Cream Float on Food52


Perfect Hot Chocolate by SavvyJulie

Perfect Hot Chocolate Recipe on Food52

Tell us: What will you be drinking for Valentine's Day?

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Marian Bull

Written by: Marian Bull