Valentine's Day Drink Guide - Make a Toast to Love

Valentine's Day is a night that most people want to take their loved one out on the town. This year plan a romantic evening at home with some amazing drink recipes that are sure to ignite any relationship.

There are drinks for every person and every encounter, but feel free to use them even after Valentine's Day is over.

On the prowl this Valentine’s Day?  Keep things wild and mysterious by enjoying one of the following cocktails, made with Lucid Absinthe.  Not only are they delicious, these drinks double as clever conversation starters.  Didn’t know Lucid was the brand responsible for lifting the absinthe ban back in 2007?  We bet that cute guy or girl you’ve been chatting with didn’t either.  Happy hunting!

For Him:

Absinthe Attraction

1.5 oz Lucid Absinthe

2 oz Russian Standard Vodka

For Her:

Violet Femme

1 oz    Lucid Absinthe

1 oz    Lucid Absinthe

1 oz    Raspberry Liqueur

1 oz    Lemonade or sour mix

2 oz    Ginger Ale

1        Lemon Wedge

Violet Femme

Toasting a new relationship:
There are few things as exciting as the start of a new relationship but when those butterflies hit and your knees start to shake, calm your nerves with one of the following cocktails.  The secret ingredient here is Russia’s number one premium vodka, the always smooth Russian Standard.  Take a sip, relax and drink in all that budding romance.

For Him:

Standard Bleu

2 oz Russian Standard

Splash of Dry Vermouth

Splash of olive brine

Standard Bleu

Shake ingredients gently over ice. Strain and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with bleu cheese olives.

For Her:

Russian Romance

1.5 oz Russian Standard Vodka

Splash of lemon juice

2 oz Pomegranate Juice

Garnish with a mint leaf or a lemon twist

Russian Romance


Casual Fling: Sometimes all you want is a little lovin’.  If you find yourself with a casual fling this Valentine’s Day, keep things light and sexy – like the French do - with CAMUS Cognac.  Sensuous, sweet and satisfying, these cocktails are sure to leave you wanting more.

For Him:

2 oz. CAMUS Borderies XO

Served neat or on the rocks

For Her:

Perfect Pear Sidecar


1 oz. Xantè pear spirit

¼ oz fresh lemon juice

Splash of pineapple juice

Perfect Pear

Savoring a long romance:
For those celebrating yet another February 14th in the arms of their longtime lover, spice things up with Flor de Caña rum, the pride of Nicaragua. Mix up one of the following drinks, toast your other half and watch the night heat up! This rum is sure to become one of your favorites with a rich flavor that makes it the perfect mixer.

For Him:

Nica Libre

2 oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Grand Reserve Rum

4 oz Coca Cola

For Her:

Eternal Bliss

1 oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Rum

2 oz White Cranberry Juice

½ the juice of a fresh lemon

Long Lost Sparks: Sometimes we get so wrapped up with the hectic day-to-day, we barely have time for ourselves! This should never be the case—especially on Valentine’s Day. So this year, put the kids to bed early and pop open a bottle of Crémant d’Alsace, a sparkling French wine. Less than half the price of traditional Champagne, Crémant d’Alsace offers the same great quality! Refreshing, elegant, and crisp—these bubbles will bring back the sparks in any relationship!

Try Lucien Albrecht Brut or Lucien Albrecht Rosé.

Some other great drinks that you can enjoy in the restaurant that made them famous, but just to help you on Valentine's Day, they have provided the recipe for you to impress that special someone with.


From 10ak in NYC

3-4 oz of SVEDKA

4 drops of Rose Water

4 crushed up pink peppercorns (or pinch of cayenne pepper)

1-2 oz agave nectar

1-2 of grenadine

1-2 oz of champagne

The Love Bot from 1Oak in NYC

Build: Add SVEDKA, Rose Water, agave and grenadine, shake vigorously. Pour in champagne flute and top with champagne, sprinkle pink peppercorns.


From 10ak in NYC

(Serves two)

2 parts SVEDKA Vanilla

1 part Crème de Menthe

1 part lemon juice

1 part lime juice

1 tsp sugar

Build: Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with ice.


From Abe & Arthur’s Restaurant in NYC

2 oz Plymouth Gin

1 oz St. Germain

1 oz Moscato Blanco

Build: Add all ingredients, except Moscato. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Top with Moscato. Garnish with a single petal of a red rose.


From Union Restaurant & Lounge in Las Vegas

2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters

1 oz Monin Rose Syrup

1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1 oz Pasteurized Egg Whites

1 oz Rose Water

1 oz Cointreau

1 oz Cognac

Build: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Dry shake vigorously. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Rim glass with blend of Rose Dust, Lemon Zest and Fine Sugar.


From Lair Restaurant in NYC

2 parts SVEDKA Raspberry

1 part Raspberry Liquer

1 part cranberry juice

1 part sour mix

Flirty Bot from Lair Restaurant in NYC

Build: Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a glass and garnish with a lime wedge or fresh raspberries.

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