No one says you need to drink up before getting cozy. But why shouldn’t you? Valentine’s Day gives you just the right excuse to sip your way into the mood. And we’ve got just the drinks to help you get there. Depending on whether you want to get wild, get cozy, or get sweet, we’ve got just what you crave—Valentine’s Day cocktails you can make and enjoy all year long.

VALENTINE’S DAY COCKTAILS YOU’LL DRINK ALL YEAR

GO WILD

Amarula Cream Don Pedro CocktailThe Amarula Dom Pedro is decadence in a glass. With heavy cream, vanilla and chocolate, this rich and indulgent Amarula Cream concoction channels the wild abandon of Africa.

About the key ingredient: Amarula Cream is a luxurious and smooth cream liqueur featuring a blend of the distinctly African wild Marula plant and heavy cream. This year, Amarula.com has created a cocktail for every month and is enticing Canadians to try this unique and delicious spirit as well as sharing their own love of adventure in  the $10,000 Amarula Adventure contest. Plus, it’s delicious. And easy to whip up.

2 oz Amarula cream

5 oz vanilla ice cream

1 oz Heavy Cream

Powdered or spun chocolate for garnish

Make it: 

Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker or blender. Blend well.

Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with chocolate.

SNUGGLE UP

Jax Chocolate Chai Hot ToddyIf your idea of romance is snuggling by a crackling fire, then expect the Jax Chocolate Chai Hot Toddy to warm up more than just your hands. Sip it at night’s end or share a cup with someone you love. Less dishes mean making it to the main event a lot faster.

About the key ingredient: Jax Coco 100% natural coconut water is a tasty blend of pure coconut water and pure cocoa with 40% less calories than juice. It’s the newest product from this celeb-endorsed coconut water brand.

1 cup Jax Coco Chocolate Coconut Water

1 cup water

2 chocolate chai tea bags

2 oz Baileys Irish Cream

Make it:

Make a strong cup of tea using 2 chocolate chai tea bags and 1 cup of water.

Add tea and Jax Coco Chocolate into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour into two mugs. Add Baileys Irish Cream to each mug.

Stir and enjoy.

(For a mock version, just leave out the Baileys. Add a splash of flavoured creamer if you want.)

GO PINK

Pommy Garden Belevedere CocktailLight, frothy, and perfectly rouged,  The Pommy Garden is a refreshing treat for your tastebuds. If you’re looking to bring a bit of elegance to your celebration, this is the one to pick. Note: perfect for sipping with your honey or your gal pal. Because there’s more than one kind of love.

About the key ingredient: Belvedere Vodka is the world’s original luxury vodka and is defined by its Polish heritage and premium ingredients. Its creators are as passionate for vodka as we are and succeed in bringing that touch of upscale elegance to your drinking experience.

1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka

3/4 oz pomegranate juice

 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

 1/4 oz simple syrup

Handful of fresh mint

Make it:

Gently muddle mint and simple syrup in base of cocktail shaker. Combine remaining ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Fine strain into coupette and garnish with a lemon twist.

Cheers, baby.

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