Love Potion Cocktail

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a love potion cocktail. While it won’t actually make someone fall in love with you, this fruity vodka cocktail features creme de cassis and elderflower liqueur balanced with tart pomegranate juice and bitters.

2 love potion cocktails in coupe glasses with a heart shaped strawberry on a metal skewer for garnish.

What I love about this love potion cocktail

  • This Valentine’s Day cocktail sweet and fruity but still well balanced making it perfect for just about anyone’s palate.
  • This cocktail makes a great pre-dinner drink for your Valentine’s date night, and the recipe makes just enough for 2.
  • It’s garnished with a strawberry heart and shaken with edible glitter to make this already gorgeous red cocktail even prettier.
A love potion cocktail in a coupe glass garnished with

Here’s what you’ll need to make it

Can’t find edible glitter? I’ve got you covered. It’s sold in the cake decorating section at craft stores and it can also be found in specialty stores. But it’s also available on the internet, like this one.

Two love potion cocktails in coupe glasses being picked up from the counter.

How to make a love potion cocktail

Prep the garnish. Slice your strawberry in half lengthwise (from top to bottom through the green top). Remove the greens and use a paring nice to shape each half into a heart.

Mix the cocktail. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Measure your ingredients and pour them into the cocktail shaker. Cover and shake until cold.

Garnish and serve. Pour the cocktail into your prepared glasses and add your garnish. Serve immediately.

A love potion cocktail in a coupe glass garnished with a heart shaped strawberry with ice and heart shaped fruit gummies on the counter.

FAQs and tips on making a love potion cocktail

Are love potions real?

Not a chance, but you can pretend. And making your love a cocktail and a nice meal is a great

Two love potion cocktails in coupe glasses, garnished with heart shaped strawberries.

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Love Potion Cocktail

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a love potion cocktail. While it won’t actually make someone fall in love with you, this fruity vodka cocktail features creme de cassis and elderflower liqueur balanced with tart pomegranate juice and bitters.

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken

Ingredients

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  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces St. Germain
  • 2 ounces creme de cassis
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 4 dashes plum bitters
  • 1 strawberry

Instructions

  1. Slice strawberry in half from top to bottom. Remove greens and shape each half into a heart with a paring knife. Place each strawberry heart on a cocktail pick and set aside.
  2. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake until cold and divide the cocktail between two chilled coupe glasses.
  4. Garnish with each glass with a strawberry heart and serve.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 404
  • Sugar: 33.1 g
  • Sodium: 5 mg
  • Fat: 8.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.7 g
  • Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: love potion cocktail, valentines day cocktail

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