Valentine's Day Cocktails
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4 Pretty Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail has never been easier. Recipes abound on Pinterest and Instagram. Cocktails have made a big comeback and are far more imaginative than the old gin and tonic. Sex and the City may have started the trend with women everywhere ordering a Cosmopolitan rather than a chardonnay. While Cosmopolitans are still great cocktails and make a very pretty Valentine’s Day drink, we’ve selected four cocktails that are not only very pretty but absolutely delicious. Whether you are celebrating the day with someone special or tuning into the latest episode of The Gilded Age for an evening alone, mix up one of our special cocktails and celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Clayton’s Margarita Holiday Style

Valentine's Day Cocktails

This great recipe is from The Defined Dish. Clayton’s Holiday Margarita is a favorite of the CEO and Co-Founder of Prime Women, Dorthy Shore (featured above). We think once you try it, this margarita will be one of your favorites for holidays and non-holidays alike. The special ingredient is the egg whites so don’t skip. Make up a batch and enjoy!


  • 1 cup of good tequila 
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (recipe calls for 1/2 cup but we thought it was too sweet)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tsp egg whites (fresh or out of the carton is fine!)
  • salt for glass rims


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until very frothy
  • Pour into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.

The Valentini

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  • 1 cup of vodka
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier or triple sec
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup of ginger ale


  • Mix all ingredients except ginger ale with 1/4 cup of ice, stir for 30 second
  • Stir in the ginger ale
  • Strain into chilled martini glasses

The Monica Valentine's day cocktail INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of gin or vodka (fun to try different gins because they are so many different nuanced flavors)
  • 1/2 cup fresh citrus juice – lime or lemon (Fresh is critical. No substitues)
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup of St. Germain


  • Mix in a shaker with ice.
  • Pour into a frozen martini glass or your favorite thin-lipped glass

Pretty Prosecco

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  • 2 teaspoons of pomegranate juice per glass
  • 3/4 cup of prosecco 


  • Add pomegranate juice to a chilled champagne or martini glass
  • Fill glass with prosecco
  • Add raspberry or other garnish if desired.

Read Next:

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day Etiquette & Gifts

Valentine's Day Cocktails



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