By Anna Kocharian

Published on February 13, 2016

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produced by   ANNA KOCHARIAN
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Date night. Girls’ night. TV dinner for one. Regardless of what your plans may be this Valentine’s Day, we’re all for a little something to sweeten up the night. Enter five simply blissful cocktails (you can actually make at home) to be devoured with a box of fine chocolates.

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blood orange cocktail

MATERIALS

  • 1 part Campari
  • 3 parts blood orange juice
  • Ice
  • Orange slice and mint for garnish

INSTRUCTION

Mix all the ingredients in a glass, give a light stir and garnish with the orange slice and mint.

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elderflower gin fizz

MATERIALS

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INSTRUCTION

Shake the ingredients and pour into a chilled glass to serve. Garnish with the lime and serve.

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grapefruit martini

*Adapted from bakers royale

MATERIALS

2 parts gin

1 part vermouth

2 parts grapefruit juice

Ice

Grapefruit slice and sprig of thyme for garnish

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INSTRUCTION

Shake all the ingredients and pour into a glass, garnish with the grapefruit slice and thyme.

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hibiscus mai thai

*Adapted from With Food and Love – Serves Two

MATERIALS

  • 1 cup of steeped hibiscus tea, cooled to room temperature (plain hibiscus juice works as well)
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 4 ounces light rum
  • 1 part lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Ice
  • Sprigs of thyme for garnish

INSTRUCTION

Combine the hibiscus tea, pineapple juice, and rum in a shaker and mix. In a chilled glass, pour the lemon juice over the ice, and add in the tea mixture. Stir, garnish with the thyme, and serve.

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candied grapefruit punch

MATERIALS

  • 5 ounces champagne or rose
  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • Ice

INSTRUCTION

Combine the grapefruit juice, sugar, and ice in a shaker and strain into a chilled glass. Top with the champagne and serve as is or with a skewer of your favorite treats!