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Raise a toast to your Valentine with love inspired cocktails

Love Martini, Valentine's Day cocktail
The Melting Pot

Valentine's Day is full of romance and decadence. Whether the celebration is a five course dinner or a small bite after the day winds down, a cocktail can increase the love in the air. A carefully crafted cocktail is a perfect way to toast your love on the day of romance.

Here are a few love inspired cocktails that can make your Valentine's Day even more romantic.

Love Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 strawberry
  • 1 1/2 ounces coconut-flavored rum
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice

Instructions:

Remove the stem from the strawberry. Slice the strawberry and cut a small “v” in the top of each slice to create a heart shape. Place several ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and add the rum, schnapps and cranberry juice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled martin glass and garnish with the strawberry slices.

Chocolate Fontini

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce chocolate syrup
  • 1 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce Kahlua
  • 1/2 ounce Irish cream liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce blackberry syrup
  • Splash of heavy cream or half-and-half

Instructions:

Chill a martini glass. Drizzle the chocolate syrup inside the glass. Combine the chocolate liqueur, Kahlua, Irish cream liqueur, blackberry syrup and cream in a small pitcher and mix well. Pour into the prepared glass.