31 Red and Pink Cocktail Recipes for Valentine's Day

What's more romantic than mixing your sweetheart a cocktail on Valentine's Day?

What's more romantic than mixing your sweetheart an elegant cocktail on Valentine's Day? To turn up the saccharine sentimentality to 11, try a holiday-colored drink. We've collected 50 great red and pink cocktails to woo your partner on Valentine's Day.

Nothing says romance like champagne. Our Sicilian 75 is a riff on the French 75 made with blood orange juice, gin, and campari. Or try the Volstead, with vodka, St. Germain, and fresh berries. For something sweet-tart, the Rhubarb Fizz pairs champagne with a ginger-rhubarb syrup.

Hopefully your relationship isn't bitter, but your drink can be. The negroni is a classic, with equal parts gin, campari, and sweet vermouth creating a bitter, refreshing sipper. Replacing the vermouth with light, citrusy Lillet Blanc gives you our floral pink negroni.

Gin-Campari Sour

Gin Campari Sour
Gin-Campari SourMatt Taylor-Gross

Sometimes we like cocktails to have a bit of an aggressive bite; other times, we're looking to round them out a bit. Gin, Campari, and lemon are three ingredients that pair beautifully, but all have their sharp edges. Adding an egg white helps mellow and integrate these flavors without muting them, while also contributing a silky texture and an opacity that's quite elegant in a vividly colored drink. Get the recipe for Gin-Campari Sour »

Fermented Raspberry Soda

Fermented Raspberry Soda
Fermented Raspberry SodaSaveur

Cookbook author Amy Thielen likes to add a splash of this tart, naturally fizzy juice to grown-up, not-too-sweet ice cream floats for a bright swath of flavor. We also like mixing it into cocktails and even vinaigrettes. You can start with any fruit, but the smaller and juicier the better. Get the recipe for Fermented Raspberry Soda »

Evening Shade

Evening Shade
Evening ShadeMatt Taylor-Gross

Heaven Hill Distillery's brand abassador, Lynn House, enjoyed nothing more as a child than picking peaches and other fresh produce on her grandparents' farm in Tennessee. She continues the tradition as an adult, incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into her cocktails whenever she can—hence her nickname, "The Garden Girl." This summery drink combines peach purée, cucumber, and whiskey. Get the recipe for Evening Shade »

The Merchant's Wife

The Merchant's Wife
The Merchant's WifeMaxime Iattoni

A bright mix of watermelon, gin, Aperol, lemon juice, and a splash of club soda, this cocktail from Stella Rosa Pizza Bar in Santa Monica sidesteps the normal pitfalls of watermelon-based cocktails, which tend to veer to the overly sweet. Well-balanced and pleasantly effervescent, the mild astringency of the Aperol tugs back at the melon's sweetness and reignites the gin, elevating this brightly-hued cocktail to the heights of sophistication. Get the recipe for The Merchant's Wife »

Half-Sized Negroni Cocktail (TiNegroni)

Half-Sized Negroni Cocktail (Tinegroni)
Half-Sized Negroni Cocktail (TiNegroni)Matt Taylor-Gross

A snack-sized negroni with a savory agave twist from bartender Tristan Willey of Long Island Bar. Get the recipe for Half-Sized Negroni Cocktail (TiNegroni) »

Bermuda Hundred

Bermuda Hundred Cocktail
Bermuda Hundred CocktailMatt Taylor-Gross

Beth Dixon, bartender at Pasture in Richmond, Virginia, describes this fun cocktail as the lovechild of a Mai Tai and a Negroni. Get the recipe for Bermuda Hundred »

Shaker Vodka Cranberry

Broken Shaker Cocktail
Shaker Vodka CranberryMatt Taylor-Gross

We asked Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta, bartenders at The Broken Shaker in Miami, to create a cocktail for SAVEUR's 21st birthday. They obliged with an elevated twist on a classic vodka-cranberry using housemade cranberry vinegar—because nothing screams 21 like vodka and cranberry juice. Get the recipe for Shaker Vodka Cranberry »

Lose Your Shoes Cocktail

Lose Your Shoes Cocktail
Lose Your Shoes CocktailMatt Taylor-Gross

Sometimes, the only creative direction you hear as a photographer is "Make it sexy." So here you go: a sexy, ruby-red cocktail to drink tonight. Get the recipe for Lose Your Shoes Cocktail »

Moradita

Moradita
MoraditaHelen Rosner

A jalapeño-infused, blood-colored tequila and beet cocktail, the Moradita ("Little Death"), is a fresh, nearly healthy-tasting drink with some real body and a balancing hint of elegant richness. Get the recipe for Moradita »

Il Palio

Il Palio
Il PalioHelen Rosner

Campari ice cubes morph this drink from a Manhattan into a Boulevardier as they slowly melt. Get the recipe for Il Palio »

Stone Fruit Rosé Sangria

Stone Fruit Rosé Sangria
Stone Fruit Rosé SangriaTodd Coleman

This version of a Spanish sangria is ripe with summer fruit; its light, crisp flavors complement seafood and poultry. Get the recipe for Stone Fruit Rosé Sangria »

French Monaco

French Monaco
French MonacoHelen Rosner

This fruity beer-based cocktail is an ideal outdoor sipper—mix the pomegranate lemonade ahead of time and bring a six-pack to top each glass individually. Get the recipe for French Monaco »

Venetian Cup

Venetian Cup
Venetian CupLaura Sant

A mix of Campari, Pimm's No. 1, and ginger beer, this drink makes an excellent warm weather apéritif. Get the recipe for Venetian Cup

Rhubarb Fizz

Rhubarb Fizz
Rhubarb FizzHelen Rosner

This bubbly cocktail makes the most of rhubarb season. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Fizz »

The Charleston Fizz

The Charleston Fizz
The Charleston FizzKhushbu Shah

The floral flavor of gin is a natural match for bright grapefruit and elderflower liqueur in a refreshing cocktail. Fresh tarragon adds an aromatic, peppery anise note. Get the recipe for The Charleston Fizz »

The Soul Train

The Soul Train
The Soul TrainMatt Taylor-Gross

Tequila and cardamom is an unexpected combination, but it works beautifully with the help of lime and grapefruit juice. Get the recipe for The Soul Train »

Roffignac

Roffignac
RoffignacChris Granger

Surviving recipes for this once-forgotten cocktail call for a curious ingredient called "red Hembarig." We have it on good authority that a raspberry shrub works well to replace this mystery ingredient. Get the recipe for Roffignac »

Negroni

Negroni
NegroniIngalls Photography

This classic cocktail couldn't be simpler—it's simply even parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Get the recipe for Negroni »

Strawberry-Lillet Crush

Strawberry-Lillet Crush
Strawberry-Lillet CrushFarideh Sadeghin

Muddled strawberries and mint star in this refreshing, lightly sweet cocktail that packs a punch. Get the recipe for Strawberry-Lillet Crush »

The Pink Baby

The Pink Baby
The Pink BabyLaura Sant

This refreshing frozen drink from Williamsburg, Brooklyn's Baby's All Right gets its baby pink color and pleasant bitterness from a combination of Campari and fresh grapefruit juice, while a pinch of finely ground yerba maté adds subtle herbal flavor and a gentle caffeine kick—the perfect fuel for a night of revelry. Get the recipe for The Pink Baby »

Strawberry Cachaça Shake

Strawberry Cachaça Shake
Strawberry Cachaça ShakeFarideh Sadeghin

Use an aged cachaça like Avuà Amburana to add warm depth to this fruity drink. Get the recipe for Strawberry Cachaça Shake »

Sicilian 75

Sicilian 75
Sicilian 75Ingalls Photography

Campari and blood orange juice give this twist on the French 75 a beautiful color. Get the recipe for Sicilian 75 »

Bourbon Smash Jelly Shots

Bourbon Smash Jelly Shots
Bourbon Smash Jelly ShotsMichelle Palm

This jelly shot is a mix of fresh raspberries and mint with just a touch of bourbon. Get the recipe for Bourbon Smash Jelly Shots »

Raspberry-Rose Collins

Raspberry-Rose Collins
Raspberry-Rose CollinsMacKenzie Smith

The best and most surprising part of this tall, refreshing drink is the taste of rose on the finish. It comes not from any floral ingredient but from the gin—Nolet's Silver, a brand with a pronounced rosy finish. Get the recipe for Raspberry-Rose Collins »

Plum-Basil Gin Fizz

Plum-Basil Gin Fizz
Plum-Basil Gin FizzHelen Rosner

Deep and sweet, this cocktail is an ideal vehicle for summer's juicy red plums. Get the recipe for Plum-Basil Gin Fizz »

Cranberry Crush

Cranberry Crush
Cranberry CrushHelen Rosner

Spiced rum and fiery ginger beer combine with tart cranberry juice in this flavorful cool-weather cocktail. Get the recipe for Cranberry Crush »

Blackberry Rum Shrub

Blackberry Rum Shrub
Blackberry Rum ShrubNicole Franzen

Shrub, the sweet-tart syrup favored by colonial Americans, is simply made by macerating fruit in sugar until the fruit exudes its juice, straining, then adding vinegar. Mixed with rum and soda it makes a bracing drink ideal for summer afternoons. Get the recipe for Blackberry Rum Shrub »

Rose Cocktail

Rose Cocktail
Rose CocktailMaxime Iattoni

A popular cocktail in 1920s Paris, this delicate concoction gets its soft pink color from the addition of raspberry syrup and its floral notes from vermouth and kirsch, a dry cherry brandy. Get the recipe for Rose Cocktail »

Rock & Rye & Rum Punch

Rock & Rye & Rum Punch
Rock & Rye & Rum PunchAnna Stockwell

This throat-warming punch is a sophisticated take on the old-timey cold-season cure of tea dosed with Rock and Rye cordial. Get the recipe for Rock & Rye & Rum Punch »

Red Nose Punch

Red Nose Punch
Red Nose PunchHelen Rosner

This sweet and tangy cranberry–beer–bourbon punch, delicately spiced with cinnamon-infused simple syrup, is perfect for a festive gathering. Get the recipe for Red Nose Punch »

La Grande Parade de Paris

La Grande Parade de Paris
La Grande Parade de ParisTodd Coleman

Sweet and tangy, with the mild smokiness of pink peppercorns and the salty edge of black cured olives, this elaboration of a vodka martini is as grand and glamorous as the wide avenues of Paris. Get the recipe for La Grande Parade de Paris »