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15 Blushing Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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One of the surest ways to bring a flush to your Valentine’s cheeks is with one of these cocktails in shades of pink and red. They come by their hues a variety of ways, whether it’s seasonal fruit or spirits such as Campari or sweet red vermouth, so no matter your tastes you’ll find one that appeals.

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    Rose Spritz Cocktail

    Move over, Aperol Spritz. This floral fizz is sure to become your new favorite sipper.

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    Apple of My Eye Cocktail

    Unlike most cocktail recipes, this one’s designed for two. It's a bit reminiscent of sangria, with apple liqueur, Cointreau and nutmeg in a base of red wine and vodka.

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    Blushing Paloma

    This tall, cool twist on a classic Paloma (grapefruit juice + tequila) is the runway model of cocktails.

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    Haute Hibiscus Cocktail

    This updated version of the Cosmopolitan is made with hibiscus liqueur, which adds citrusy, berry notes to the cocktail. We love Fruitlab hibiscus liqueur from Greenbar Distillery, but you can also make your own from scratch.

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    La Pomme Rouge

    Two French classics—Calvados (French apple brandy) and Lillet Rouge (an apéritif wine)—are shaken over ice with lemon and topped with chilled sparkling wine, for an easy, nuanced cocktail that reads extra elegant if you have some vintage coupe glasses lying around.

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    St-Germain Sunset

    This cocktail’s sweet floral-pear flavor comes from St-Germain elderflower liqueur, while Campari gives it its beautiful blush.

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    Classic Negroni

    This ruby-red classic Italian cocktail is pleasantly bitter with a hint of sweetness from the vermouth. Rubbing an orange twist around the rim gives the drink a lovely aromatic note. A dry gin with hints of citrus and not too much juniper is the perfect foil for all of these flavors.

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    Sweet Ruby

    Ruby port and amaretto liqueur make this a great post-meal warmer: It’s sweet, complex, and rich, but very easy to make.

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    Champagne Cosmo

    Sip this festive sparkler—a Champagne twist on a Cosmopolitan—before dinner or while you enjoy the first course.

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  • Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
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    Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

    It doesn't get simpler than this: sparkling wine + pomegranate syrup=instantly festive, sexy cocktail.

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    Lapostolle

    Sparkling rose wine, Grand Marnier, and dry vermouth come together for this uber luxe-feeling cocktail.

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    Cranberry-Lime Shrub Sparkler

    Popular in colonial times, a shrub is a sweetened fruit and vinegar syrup. Combined with vodka and seltzer, it makes a simple yet haunting cocktail.

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    Chile Chico

    The combination of blackberry liqueur and serrano-infused simple syrup make this gin cocktail for those who like it hot.

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    Guava Martini

    Pink guava juice gives this martini has a lovely rosy glow, while an infusion of dried ancho chiles gives it a kick.

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    Creamy Cassis Cocktails

    This one tends almost to purple, reminiscent of a white Russian but with a subtle fruit flavor from creme de cassis. It makes a nice alternative to dessert.

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