The look of love: Romantic cocktails for Valentine's Day on board

Red Velvet

You’ve probably spent all season sipping on the best cocktails for winter in the Caribbean so why not mix things with something a little more romantic on Valentine’s Day? All you need to add is a truly extravagant Valentine’s Day gift to ensure the perfect treat for your loved one.

Red Velvet

Complex and fruity, this appropriately coloured cocktail from Thailand's Distil Bar at the Lebua Hotel, Bangkok shares its name with the famous cupcake and is ideal for those with a sweet tooth. Sip over macarons at afternoon tea for the perfect start to Valentine's Day evening.


25ml Vodka

Red berries tea

10ml Lime juice

10ml Vanilla syrup

50ml Grapefruit juice

10ml Ginger liquor

Kaffir lime & lemongrass foam


  1. Infuse the vodka with the red berries tea for 24 hours
  2. In a shaker, mix the vanilla syrup, lime juice and add a spicy touch of ginger liquor
  3. Mix this preparation with the infused vodka on ice and grapefruit juice
  4. Serve in a Martini glass garnished with red berries and foam of Kaffir lime & lemongrass on top

For more recipes from Distil Bar visit

Wild Romance

This playful cocktail devised by the mixologists at Manetta's Bar in Fleming's Mayfair blends candy-infused vodka with sweet, sour and fruity notes for a complex but delicate serve. Served with a vial of cranberry juice and blueberry jam, it can be customised to your strength and flavour preference.


Haribo heart-infused Chase Vodka

Plum bitters

Fresh squeezed lime juice

Wild blackberry jam

Lychee puree

Apricot liqueur

Blueberry jam

Cranberry juice


  1. Shake vodka, bitters, lime juice, blackberry jam and lychee puree with ice.
  2. Strain into a coupe.
  3. Blend blueberry jam and cranberry juice and pour into vial to serve on the side.

The Wild Romance cocktail is available at Manetta's Bar from February 8-17 price at £16, visit

Raspberry Martini

Continuing January's health kick into February? This fruity martini from Seedlip - the world's first non-alcoholic distilled spirit - is ideal for Valentine's Day. Plus with just three ingredients it couldn't be simpler to prepare.


60ml Seedlip Spice

20ml Raspberry shrub

5ml sugar syrup


  1. Shake Seedlip and raspberry shrub together with ice.
  2. Strain into coupe.
  3. Serve with a lemon twist.

Seedlip Spice, £29.99 for 70cl, Selfridges

The Abyss

Created by the experts behind Vodka: A Toast to the Purest of Spirits, The Abyss is an unusual looking cocktail guaranteed to please the vodka aficionado in your life. Also making use of the traditional tropical spirits white rum and blue curaçao, there's nothing better for those spending a romantic weekend in the Bahamas or Caribbean.


30ml vodka

15ml white rum

15ml blue curaçao

Pineapple juice


  1. Pour the blue curaçao into a chilled cocktail glass
  2. Combine the vodka, rum and pineapple juice in a blender with ice
  3. Strain into the cocktail glass over blue curaçao

Courvoisier Champagne cocktail

Delicious yet simple to make at home, this classy Champagne cocktail has all the glamour needed to toast to your loved one on Valentine’s Day.


1 part Courvoisier VSOP

1 Demerara sugar cube

2 dashes of Angostura bitters



  1. Soak a sugar cube in bitters and drop into a Champagne flute
  2. Cover with Courvoisier VSOP and slowly top with Champagne

Courvoisier XO Imperial Cognac, £95.50 for 70cl, Ocado

My Blooming Valentine

Created for Bloom gin by the world’s first female Gin Master Distiller Joanne Moore specially for Valentine’s Day, this beautiful cocktail makes the ideal refreshing sundowner to surprise your better half with.


50ml Bloom London Dry Gin

25ml lemon juice

15ml sugar syrup

7 mint leaves


  1. Bruise the mint in a shaker and add the rest of the ingredients
  2. Shake and strain, pouring it into a Julep cup over crushed ice
  3. Garnish with a mint sprig and dust with white icing sugar

Bloom Gin, £24.50 for 70cl, Masters of Malt

Hendrick’s Gin Chelsea Rose

Whether at home or on your yacht, a traditional afternoon tea is an undeniably elegant way to mark Valentine’s Day. Replace your usual cup of Earl Grey with this delightfully old-fashioned gin cocktail to add an extra air of celebration.


50ml Hendrick's Gin

150ml cloudy apple juice

5 fresh raspberries

A dash fresh lemon


  1. Combine all ingredients into a teapot, stir briskly and leave to brew for a few moments
  2. Pour into an ice filled teacup
  3. Garnish with one fresh raspberry and slice of cucumber

Hendrick's Gin, £29 for 70cl, The Champagne Company

Kama Sutra cocktail duo

These his and hers cocktails from the LaLiT London hotel are perfect for couple's who find, when it comes to tastebuds at least, opposites attract. the first cocktail blends sweet flavours of vodka, lime juice, rose syrup and raspberries while the second adds a hint of spice with whisky, chocolate and walnut bitter.

Sweet Cocktail

50ml Ketel One Vodka

20ml lime juice

25ml rose syrup

5 fresh raspberries

10ml Chambord

1 egg white


  1. Vigorously shake all ingredients with ice.
  2. Pour into coupe martini glass.
  3. Garnished with meringue and a rose petal.

Spicy Cocktail

50ml Johnnie Walker Black Label

4 dashes chocolate bitters

2 dashes walnut butters

15ml sugar syrup


  1. Blend all ingredients over ice in a tumbler.
  2. Garnish with a chocolate stick.
  3. Serve under a smoke-filled cloche.

The Kama Sutra cocktail are available from February 3 priced at £14 for two, visit

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