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Raise a toast to your Valentine with love inspired cocktails

Love Martini, Valentine's Day cocktail
Love Martini, Valentine's Day cocktailThe 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.